Fig. 1: Versuchsaufbau TIME-Platte
Subsequently, the longitudinal seams are first welded on the outside, executed as a two-layer seam with 3 weld passes. All other 17 seams are designed as single-layer fillet welds. During welding, the movements to the plate are measured normally to the plate with cable wire sensors at five points. At the same points the vertical distortion from the simulation is evaluated. Figure 2 and Figure 4 show the result of the validation attempt. In each of the five graphs, the vertical deformations measured with cable wires are compared with the calculated vertical deformations. On all graphs it can be seen that the deformation jump caused by the removal of the middle runs after stitching is correctly depicted at all points by the simulation. At all points, the vertical distortion is correctly calculated during the entire welding process.
Fig. 3: Result of validation TIME-Plate