PREDICTION OF WARPAGE IN WELDED ASSEMBLIESAmin Sedighiamiri*, Dave Brands *, Tim Dassen§* GApT – Reinforced Plastics Center§ CODE Product Solutions, Geleen, The Netherlands
No. 1OUTLINE• SABIC, who are we?• Long glass fiber polypropylene (STAMAX™).• What is Warpage?• Secondary operations: factors influencing warpage.• Welding process.• Welding simulation methodology.• Implementation in Hyperworks.• Application: “air duct – IP carrier” welded assembly.• Conclusions
No. 2WE ARE SABICChemicals, polymers, fertilizers, metals1976, our beginning37 years of growth2nd largest global diversified chemical company*88th largest public company in the world*62 world-class plants worldwide8,000 global patents* Forbes 2012
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No. 4SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICSBase materials:PE, PP, PC, PBT, ABS, PEI, etc. and numerous blends.Automotive materials:• LEXAN™ - Glazing• NORYL™ - Fenders• PP Compounds - Bumpers• etc.• VERTON™ Long Glass Reinforced Polyamide 6,6• STAMAX™ Long Glass Reinforced Polypropylene
No. 17CONCLUSIONS• Warpage of assembled part could significantly differ from that of the individual parts.• We developed a predictive engineering method to predict warpage in weldedassemblies.• The whole procedure is implemented and automatized in Altair Hyperworkssoftware:• Graphical User Interface.• Reduce the chance of user errors.• Fast and easy: implementation time within 2 hours• Feasible for application in engineering projects.• Further validation is ongoing.
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