An assessment of a mechanical structure usually requires an evaluation of the base material and the connections, e.g welds or bolts. LIMIT offers the assessment of base material AND welds within one analysis. It is possible to define a base material Setup with all “base material elements” and numerous weld Setups with the different “weld line elements” each of them having their own allowables and run the assessment in one single job!
The result is a single plot with the corresponding degrees of utilization (DoU) for each element (each element has its own allowables).
This procedure can be used with all codes.