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Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis - 10th December 2021

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Nov 29, 2021 3:30:33 PM

Join the “Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis Workshop” on the 10th November from 13:00 - 17:00 CET, this free ONLINE event is suitable for anyone who has some experience of simulation and FEA, but would like to look at extending the scope of the work they do. This workshop is an ideal way to understand what advanced simulation and SIMULIA Abaqus can offer, and find out how easy it actually is to perform a real world non-linear analysis.

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Topics: Non-Linear, Abaqus, Events & Announcements

Join our Online Training: Co-Simulation

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Nov 22, 2021 7:21:50 PM

This online webinar is part of the Abaqus Continual Learning Program

Online Webinar Training: Co-Simulation | 26th November 2021 @ 11:30 - 12:30 CET

About the Webinar 

There are countless scenarios which consist of an interaction between different physical domains, be it a liquid sloshing inside a tanker truck, or a controller circuit governing the mechanics of a robot. This type of scenario cannot always be analyzed by a single simulation software, thus there is a need to use multiple software in conjunction with each other. The co-simulation technique allows Abaqus to exchange solution data continually with other software, which lets us accurately capture scenarios where multiple domains interact.

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Topics: software, Abaqus, Events & Announcements, Online Training

Abaqus python scripting: how difficult is it?

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Nov 17, 2021 10:39:34 AM

Scripting in Abaqus is a powerful way to reduce working hours and ensure a consistent method is used. Previously, we have given an example of postprocessing and tips on getting started. Now I want to discuss what kinds of problems are easy or more challenging to script by using examples. Hopefully this will make it easier to find a suitable problem and get started scripting.

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Topics: Abaqus, python scripting

Meshing Complex Geometries in Abaqus

Posted by Paul Bolcos on Oct 28, 2021 9:51:41 AM

Geometry import and meshing is one of the key areas where we as FE analysts can spend a lot of time and effort. For meshing in particular, using hexahedral elements to mesh complex parts can be difficult. In this blog we explore one way to obtain a hexahedral mesh for two relatively difficult parts.

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Topics: create mesh from geometry, meshing

Join our Online Training: Element Selection

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Oct 20, 2021 2:53:10 PM

This online webinar is part of the Abaqus Continual Learning Program

Online Webinar Training: Element Selection | 29th October 2021 @ 11:30 - 12:30 CET

About the Webinar 

Elements are the basic building blocks in FE modelling of any geometries and structures. It is very important for any FE Analyst to understand the characteristics of these elements, to use them in the proper manner, based on the specific application. It is also necessary to achieve the desired level of accuracy for the simulated problem.

In Abaqus we have a wide range of elements, more than 500 different types! Some of these elements are unique to Abaqus/Standard and some to Abaqus/Explicit, but there are also elements which are common to both. In this webinar, a brief overview of elements, their characteristics and the challenges encountered in modelling some of these elements are considered. The focus of this webinar is to help FE Analysts to decide when to use specific element types and to counter the challenges that occur while modelling with these elements in Abaqus.

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Topics: software, Abaqus, Events & Announcements, Online Training

Axisymmetric analysis on 3DEXPERIENCE platform: abstraction shapes and FEM Reps

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Sep 28, 2021 3:04:38 PM

In Abaqus there is a direct relationship between geometry and the final meshed shape: if we want to defeature or do an axisymmetric analysis, the geometry needs to be modified*. On the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, this is not the case. The geometry can remain unchanged. One or more abstraction shapes can be connected to the geometry, to represent simplified geometry. In this blog I will show this process for a bolt-and-nut assembly. We will have an axisymmetric model and 3D model based on the same geometry.

*An exception to this is the use of virtual topology. This allows small differences between mesh and geometry, by ignoring entities. This way you do not force the mesh to create element edges along all geometrical edges.

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Topics: Abaqus, 3DEXPERIENCE, Axisymmetric

Join our Online Training: 'Concrete Modelling’

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Sep 22, 2021 1:49:16 PM

This online webinar is part of the Abaqus Continual Learning Program

Online Webinar Training: 'Concrete Modelling’ | 24th September 2021 @ 10:30 - 11:30 BST

About the Webinar 

Concrete is one of the most frequently used building materials. To ensure that the concrete structures meet the safety and strength requirements stated in applicable codes and standards, FE analysis must sometimes be used. This is done in order to consider the non-linear behaviour of the concrete, which is not always very easy to do with simpler design methods. Abaqus provides several concrete material models and methods to include reinforcement in the concrete.

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Topics: software, Abaqus, Events & Announcements, Online Training

Hyperelasticity and Viscoelasticity in Abaqus

Posted by Paul Bolcos on Sep 13, 2021 5:04:49 PM

In this blog I thought we could do a small dive into hyper- and viscoelastic materials and how to model these in Abaqus. Many elastomers, rubbers and biological soft tissues exhibit such behaviors.  

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Topics: Rubber, hyperelastics, viscoelasticity

Save the date for SIMIF | 24th Nov 2021

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Sep 9, 2021 1:05:38 PM



Following the successful 2020 Forum, the Simulation Innovation Forum is back on the 24th November 2021! Register now to join like-minded simulation industry pioneers to discuss, debate and innovate.

The Agenda

Topics will include Advanced and Cloud-based Simulation as well as Simulation-driven Design. Find the inspiration to transform your product creation.

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Topics: Events & Announcements

Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis - 17th September - Join FREE Abaqus Workshop ONLINE

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Sep 7, 2021 11:25:03 AM

Join the “Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis Workshop” on the 17th September from 13:00 - 17:00 CET, this free ONLINE event is suitable for anyone who has some experience of simulation and FEA, but would like to look at extending the scope of the work they do. This workshop is an ideal way to understand what advanced simulation and SIMULIA Abaqus can offer, and find out how easy it actually is to perform a real world non-linear analysis.

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Topics: Non-Linear, Abaqus, Events & Announcements

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