Enhanced Abaqus Welding Interface

Abaqus has always been a software of choice for modeling welding in various industries. This eSeminar will highlight the capabilities of the Abaqus Welding Interface (AWI), including some recent enhancements that make realistic simulation of the welding process possible in Abaqus.

The Abaqus Welding Interface (AWI) places an emphasis on the ease of weld model preparation and setup while supporting options and features that allow realistic predictions of quantities of interest such as distortion and residual stresses. A flux-based energy input option using the Goldak double ellipsoid model is now available for use with the AWI.

Another significant enhancement takes advantage of the new, strain-free element activation technique developed by SIMULIA R&D that has applicability in many important areas, including welding. This new technique improves pre-processing and analysis performance significantly for models of processes involving material deposition such as welding and additive manufacturing. As a result, strain-free element activation is no longer a step-dependent feature.


Murali Pandheeradi, SIMULIA Director, Technical Sales, SIMULIA Great Lakes

Murali Pandheeradi is a Technical Sales Director and Technical Expert located in the Cleveland office of SIMULIA Great Lakes. He has been with the organization for over 13 years. Murali received his Masters in Engineering Mechanics from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (India) and PhD in Computational Mechanics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He has over twenty years of experience in theoretical and applied FEA, and has co-authored publications and presentations in the field. His areas of technical expertise include advanced material models, composites, fracture and fatigue (including XFEM) and Abaqus User Subroutines.

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Arthi Rajagopal

Advocacy Marketing Specialist at Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp.
Arthi joined Dassault Systemes in 2008. She is a Marketing Specialist for SIMULIA and handles the global eSeminar program. Arthi works closely with various departments to identify the best technologies & products to highlight across the globe in the form of short eSeminars. The aim is to help SIMULIA users better utilize its portfolio of products. As a member of the SIMULIA India team, Arthi is also responsible for the brand's regional marketing efforts like the India Regional User Meeting. She also works with other SIMULIA offices in Asia to enable effective communication and consistent branding.

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3 Responses to “Enhanced Abaqus Welding Interface”

  1. shenshang@azz.com'

    Shen Shang

    Is your eSeminar still there? I can’t access it.

  2. tomas.radocak@3ds.com'


    The link in the article to the eSeminar seems to be no more valid. I have found the media here:


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