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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

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.

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Topics: Abaqus, composite analysis, composite, free workshop

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

Online Webinar Training: Constraints | 28th May 2021 @ 11:30 - 12:00 CET

About the Webinar 

Most commonly, many of the FE Models which includes multiple parts are connected in some ways. The connection can either be a simple one like a fastened connection between two surfaces or may be a complicated one, where in order to have a desired level of accurate result, we may have to consider the relative kinematic effects in the FE Model. Therefore, an FE analyst must be well equipped to counter these challenges, by balancing the accuracy of the results and at same time ease the modelling efforts.

An overview of various constraints in Abaqus and its related issues will be presented in this Webinar. The aim is to help an FE analyst to counter such challenges in Abaqus modelling with high efficiency.

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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

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