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Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis - Join our Abaqus Workshop - 25 Jan 2019

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Jan 14, 2019 12:23:31 PM

The “Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis Workshop” on the 25th of Jan, is a free event, held at our location in the Netherlands, 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

Fatigue analysis with fe-safe

Posted by Nikolaos Mavrodontis on Jan 7, 2019 4:48:52 PM

In this post, we will be highlighting the main features of Simulia's fatigue prediction software, fe-safe. Fe safe performs both strain and stress based fatigue calculations, incorporating many different fatigue algorithms (uniaxial strain and stress based, biaxial strain and stress based, advanced thermomechanical fatigue, elastomer fatigue, fatigue of welds etc.). Last but not least, a fatigue calculation example will be shown. This concerns a notched plate under a cyclic fully reversing (tensile-compressive) load.

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Topics: fatigue, fe-safe, Abaqus

Join our online webinar: Rigid Body & Element with Abaqus FEA

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Nov 20, 2018 4:39:56 PM

In this month’s webinar we will investigate the capabilities in Abaqus for representing rigid bodies and surfaces.

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Topics: Abaqus, rigid body

Fully coupled thermal structural analysis with Abaqus

Posted by Nikolaos Mavrodontis on Oct 29, 2018 4:59:38 PM

In this post, we will be showing some of the capabilities of Abaqus for performing fully coupled thermal-structural analyses. In particular, an exemplary geometry of a mountain bike's perforated disc together with the breaking pads (included in the caliper-not modelled) will be used to show some of Abaqus' conjugate heat transfer and multiphysics capabilities.

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Topics: Abaqus, thermal-stress, thermal-structural

Join our online webinar: Hyperelastics with Abaqus FEA

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Oct 22, 2018 10:37:10 AM

In this month’s webinar we will discuss how we can use Abaqus to accurately model hyperelasticity. This will take place on Friday 26th October.

Elastomers are used extensively within the world from cars to keyboards and shoes to ships. It is impossible to go about your day without interacting with a product that has a rubber component that is critical to its function.

However, for something so common it is surprisingly difficult to model accurately with FEA. We shall address this complexity and show how Abaqus can provide you with the tools needed to model your elastomeric components.

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Topics: hyperelastics, Abaqus

Automate boring postprocessing in Abaqus using python scripting

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Oct 5, 2018 1:58:40 PM

One of the benefits of doing simulations, is that it is easy to change various parameters to assess their influence on results. When doing this, often the same post-processing is needed for more than one analysis. Of course you can manually open each .odb, create the right images and save them, but this can be quite a lot of (boring!) work and the chance of making a mistake is definitely there. Therefore, it is often beneficial (and more fun) to create a script to do this automatically. In this blog, I will show how you can create a script to automate the creation of images using Abaqus.

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Topics: python scripting, Abaqus

Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis - Join our Abaqus Workshop - 31 Aug 2018

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Aug 20, 2018 9:20:58 AM

The “Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis Workshop” on the 31st of Aug 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

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 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: Abaqus, FEA

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, cpu cores, tokens, RAM

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