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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

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

Introduction to Optimization for Abaqus - Join our Free Online Workshop - 20th August 2021

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Jul 29, 2021 12:57:52 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

Implicit vs explicit finite element analysis: when to use which?

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Jul 26, 2021 3:01:21 PM

A fundamental question for each finite element problem is the type of solver to use: implicit or explicit? The solver type influences the set of equations that are solved, the availability of certain features, the run time and even whether a solution is obtained. It is therefore important. In this blog I’ll explain the difference between the two solvers available in Abaqus, their advantages and disadvantages, and when to choose which. I'll end with a simple example to illustrate the points made.

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Topics: FEA, Abaqus, Explicit, implicit

Join our Online Training: 'Abaqus without CAE’

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Jul 15, 2021 1:39:40 PM

This online webinar is part of the Abaqus Continual Learning Program

Online Webinar Training: 'Abaqus without CAE’ | 30th July 2021 @ 11:30 - 12:00 CET

About the Webinar 

At the core of any analysis using Abaqus are the implicit and explicit solvers. To perform a simulation, the finite element model must be defined in a format the solvers can interpret, the solution must be executed and then the output can be interrogated. Abaqus/CAE is an environment in which all of these tasks can be performed within a convenient GUI. However, there are options and features of the solvers that can be accessed and performed outside of Abaqus/CAE which may enhance the efficiency, or improve the control, of the simulation workflow.



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

Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis - 16th July - Join FREE Abaqus Workshop ONLINE

Posted by Johan Kölfors on Jul 5, 2021 11:58:09 AM

Join the “Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis Workshop” on the 16th July 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

Stent analysis and Abaqus: a good match?!

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Jun 24, 2021 11:12:06 AM

Finite element analysis of stents is challenging. It typically involves small structures, large deformations, complex contact conditions and intricate material definitions. What can Abaqus offer for this type of analysis? In this blog we will find out.

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Topics: Abaqus, contact analysis, Wrapped mesh, Crimp-expansion analysis, Stent analysis

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

Online Webinar Training: Debugging | 25th June 2021 @ 11:30 - 12:00 CET

About the Webinar 

Unfortunately, a finite element model does not always behave as expected. In those cases, the analyst needs to determine what is going wrong and how this can be solved. The aim of this webinar is to help you do that.

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

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