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Join our Online Training: Debugging Webinar

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Jun 17, 2021 2:44:19 PM

This online webinar is part of the Abaqus Continual Learning Program

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

Free Hands-on Workshop: Introduction to Composite Analysis with Abaqus - 18th June 2021

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Jun 10, 2021 3:23:35 PM

This FREE online event on the 18th of June at 13:00 - 17:00, will teach you the secrets of progressive failure analysis of composites. The basics of composites simulation in Abaqus will be covered, as well as the advanced concepts of modelling material and interface degradation and failure. This workshop is an ideal way to understand what advanced simulation can offer and to understand how easy it is to perform a real world analysis. Starting with a lecture session covering the essential concepts of advanced composite simulation, the course also gives the attendees the opportunity to try advanced solutions such as debonding, failure, delamination and crack propagation.

What topics are discussed?

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Topics: Abaqus, composite analysis, composite, free workshop

Simulating composite materials in Abaqus: a case study on bike frames

Posted by Paul Bolcos on Jun 9, 2021 12:28:01 PM

To say that the Dutch love biking is a bit of an understatement, considering there are ~23 million bikes for ~17 million people. What is more surprising though is that some Dutch own mountain bikes, despite not having any mountains or (significant) hills for that matter.

The bike frame is usually made out of aluminum, titanium, steel or carbon fiber. The choice of material is mainly related to the weight of the frame, but what about the loading? In this blog, I will simulate each frame, including the composite one, in Abaqus/Explicit. 

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Topics: Abaqus/CAE, composite analysis

Deep drawing: iterative design with Abaqus

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Jun 1, 2021 1:15:51 PM

In this blog we'll simulate a sheet metal forming process called deep drawing, with SIMULIA Abaqus Software. It can be challenging to design a deep drawing product and the tools to create it, because many potential issues are not observed until the first prototype is produced. Simulations can help determine whether a design suffices, without actually having to create costly tools or do time consuming tests. Multiple design iterations can easily be investigated.


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Topics: metal forming, Tips, Tricks & Approaches, sheetmetal, deep drawing

Join our Online Training: Constraints Webinar

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on May 20, 2021 3:05:57 PM

This online webinar is part of the Abaqus Continual Learning Program

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Topics: software, Abaqus, connections, Events & Announcements, kinematic coupling, constraints, Online Training

Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis - 21st May - Join FREE Abaqus Workshop ONLINE

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on May 17, 2021 12:44:15 PM

Join the “Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis Workshop” on the 21st of May 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

Parametric or non-parametric optimization

Posted by Paul Bolcos on May 14, 2021 1:56:10 PM

Previously we posted a blog about optimization of a clap skate using Tosca. I wanted to revisit the topic, by comparing the parametric optimization in Isight and non-parametric optimization in Tosca.

In that blog clap skates were used, but since the weather has started to warm up, I thought in-line skates would be a better case study, particularly the frame (Figure 1). Both software are powerful and complex, so I will try to keep things simple and showcase the basics. More detailed information for the optimization in Isight can be found here and in Tosca here.

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Topics: Abaqus, isight, Topology Optimization, tosca, parameter based optimization, SIMULIA Tosca, Tips, Tricks & Approaches, inline skates

Join webinar: Response spectrum analysis in seismic events with Abaqus

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Apr 26, 2021 2:01:29 PM

Response spectrum analysis is a valuable method to get an estimate of the peak linear response of a structure for a seismic event and at a low computational cost. This webinar presents the response spectrum method and the capabilities of performing this type of analysis in Abaqus.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Linear Dynamic Procedures
  • Eigenvalue analysis
  • Missing mass and residual modes
  • Damping
  • Boundary condition – input spectra
  • Modal summation
  • Directional summation
  • Output
  • Workflow in Abaqus
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Topics: Abaqus, Events & Announcements, seismic, response spectrum, analysis, earthquake

Join our Hands-on Workshop: Introduction to Finite Element Analysis for Rubbers with Abaqus

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Apr 20, 2021 12:55:07 PM

The “Introduction to Finite Element Analysis for Rubbers” Workshop is a free event for anyone dealing with Rubbers, who has beginner or advanced experience in 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 can offer and find out how easy it is to perform a real world non-linear analysis on rubber materials or products. This event will be held this Friday the 23rd of April.

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Topics: Rubber, Abaqus

Tank droptest – First steps on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Apr 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In this blog we’ll do an FSI droptest – on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. We’ve done something similar before in Abaqus. Doing it on the platform will give an idea of its user interface and capabilities.

The result

Let’s start with the end result, so you have an idea of where we’re going:

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

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