Dimensioning of laser-welded powertrain components

Model of laser-welded shaft/hub joint with distribution of stress under operational loading
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Model of laser-welded shaft/hub joint with distribution of stress under operational loading
  • modeling that takes account of the joining process (laser welding) and the specific coefficients of the material (hardenable steels)
  • finite-element simulation of the load chain: force fitting – welding – distortion – operation – improper usage
  • component dimensioning characterized by suitable processes, loading, and materials with the goals of:
  • increasing component load capacity
  • minimizing welding distortion