Welds in shear, bending, torsion and axial loading spreadsheet29 March 2019
Welds in shear, bending, torsion and axial loading spreadsheet
WeldCalc is an Excel Template for the design of weld groups having any configuration of multi-linear weld lengths in an x-y plane. It uses the elastic method to analyse weld groups subjected to simultaneous tension, compression, shear, bending and or torsion in x, y and z directions. If present, it takes into account the influence of unsymmetrical bending in its analysis.
WeldCalc analyses any configuration of multi-linear weld lengths in an X-Y plane. The loads can be shear, moment, torsion and axial applied simultaneously.
WeldCalc calculates the induced stress at each node and identifies the node most highly stressed. It also calculates the magnitude of load resisted by each length of weld in the x, y and z direction.
A weld group can have up to 30 Nodes or 29 weld lengths. The line of weld lengths can be continuous or discontinuous. Each continuous series of weld lengths is termed as a Part and it is given a reference number starting from 1 onwards. A weld group can have up to 15 parts connecting 30 nodes in any pattern.
WeldCalc is supplied as an Excel Template, having .XLT as its filename extension.
You can use WeldCalc by opening its file directly or copying it into the Microsoft Office folder for its Templates. Consult Microsoft Office documentation for the path to this folder.