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Symmetric model generation with Abaqus

Posted by Nikolaos Mavrodontis on Aug 6, 2018 5:04:11 PM

In this blog post we will be discussing about the symmetric model generation feature that is incorporated in Abaqus. This feature is targeted towards reducing the solution time needed for an analysis. We will first present the supported features and limitations, followed by an exemplary analysis of a flanged connection wherein this feature can be used.

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Topics: Abaqus, symmetric model

Join our "Abaqus Buckling, Postbuckling and Collapse Analysis" Classroom Training - 16 & 17 August

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Jul 30, 2018 4:22:11 PM

At the 16th & 17th of August 2018, Simuleon will hold a 2-day classroom training at our location in Bruchem, The Netherlands. The training is called "Abaqus Buckling, Postbuckling & Collapse Analysis Training".

Buckling and postbuckling behavior is critical to the success of certain designs. For example, crash worthiness of an automobile requires that particular vehicle components collapse in ways that maximize energy absorption. On the other hand, successful designs of imperfection-sensitive, thin-walled shell structures, ranging from beverage containers to large pressure vessels, must prevent unintentional buckling.

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Topics: Abaqus Buckling, Postbuckling & Collapse Analysis

Join our online webinar: Civil Engineering with Abaqus FEA - Part 2

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Jul 23, 2018 1:37:26 PM

In the previous webinar on civil engineering and Abaqus, we covered the basic topics in modelling buildings and infrastructures. First we introduced the principal material models used in this field, with a focus on the Concrete Damaged Plasticity model. Structural elements – in particular beam and shell elements – have been described in detail, presenting several special applications and the construction of the model of a steel framed building. Also, a detailed description of different techniques used to model reinforced-concrete were described. 

In this second part of the webinar we will focus on some specific applications. Common techniques to model pre and post tensioned tendons will be presented. Examples include a prestressed RC beam, a post-tensioned concrete slab and a post-tensioned reinforced concrete nuclear containment vessel.
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Topics: FEA, Abaqus

7 tips to help Abaqus run faster

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Jun 29, 2018 4:06:20 PM

Maybe you recognize this: you set up your model, start running the job, open the monitor window and ... it stays empty, longer than you would like. The simulation is taking longer than you hoped or expected and you wonder: "how can I do this faster (without significantly reducing the accuracy of the results)?" In this blog I'll discuss some ideas and experience we've had related to simulation speed.

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Topics: Abaqus, tokens, RAM, cpu cores

Join our online webinar: Multi-scale Modelling with Abaqus FEA

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Jun 26, 2018 8:22:22 AM

In this months upcoming webinar, we will look at the capabilities for Multi-Scale Modelling with Abaqus FEA and we will cover the techniques recently implemented in Abaqus for multi-scale modelling. It will take place on Friday the 29th June.

Two new methods are available in Abaqus to couple analyses performed at different scales: mean field homogenisation (MFH) and FE-based Representative Volume Element (RVE).

The objective is to predict the mechanical response of a structure using data from a smaller scale. These methods are particularly useful when studying complex materials or structures such as composite materials or lattice structures.

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Topics: FEA, Abaqus

Introduction to Optimization for Abaqus - Join our Tosca & Isight Workshop - 29 June 2018

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Jun 11, 2018 3:53:02 PM

The “Introduction to Optimization for Abaqus Workshop” is a free event for anyone who has some experience with Abaqus and would like to explore the possibilities of optimization. Both non-parametric topology optimization using Tosca and parametric optimization using Isight are discussed, focusing on the optimization of problems using the finite element code Abaqus.

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Topics: Abaqus, isight, tosca

Abaqus Associative Interface for SOLIDWORKS

Posted by Nikolaos Mavrodontis on Jun 6, 2018 2:04:00 PM

In this post, we will be highlighting the installation and use of the CAD associative interface for interconnecting Solidworks with Abaqus. By using the CAD interface, geometry modifications performed with Solidworks can be transfered in the Abaqus CAE with a push of a button without the need for manually updating previously assigned boundary conditions or interactions.

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Topics: Abaqus, solidworks, associative interface

Join our online webinar: Connectors with Abaqus FEA

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on May 22, 2018 8:52:38 AM

This months webinar will look at the capabilities of connector elements within Abaqus and how they can be used to simulate mechanisms with complex mechanical behaviours.

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Topics: FEA, Abaqus

Benelux SIMULIA Customer Day - 5th July 2018 - Save the date!

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on May 14, 2018 2:03:57 PM

On the 5th of July 2018, Simuleon will organise their “Benelux SIMULIA Customer Day”.

During this day, Simuleon’s customers, Dassault Systemes Customers, and other users of the SIMULIA software in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, are invited to joint us for the latest technological updates and developments withing the SIMULIA Portfolio.

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Topics: Customer Day

Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis - Join our Abaqus Workshop - 25 May 2018

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on May 14, 2018 1:36:07 PM

The “Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis Workshop” on the 25th of May is a free event 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: Abaqus

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