Hi Guys, I'm new to the forum so please be gentle with me. I am a final year mechanical engineering student in Ireland and i am doing my final year project on reduceing solidification cracks that are occurring in a weldment of a NI-Super alloy during the welding process. I believe that a FEA of the process that would show me the stresses/strains that are occurring as the weld pool solidifies would be of great benefit to me but i don't know where to start. I've done a bit of FEA work before but never on thermal analysis. Does anyone know of any online tutorial that might help me or if ye could maybe steer me in an appropriate direction id really appreciate it.