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Abaqus hardware and licensing, standalone and via the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Jan 25, 2021 3:43:10 PM

Personally, I find solving finite element problems way more interesting than installing the software, ensuring the hardware works and worrying about licenses. Unfortunately, hardware and licenses are needed to do the more interesting stuff. Therefore I’ll say a bit more about that in this blog.

I’ll go into the traditional options with standalone Abaqus as well as the running an .inp file using the 3D experience platform on the cloud.

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Topics: Abaqus, 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, license, hardware

Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis - Join FREE Abaqus Workshop ONLINE

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Jan 11, 2021 1:58:15 PM

The “Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis Workshop” on the 22th of January from 13:00 - 17:00 CET, is a free ONLINE 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: Non-Linear, Abaqus, Events & Announcements

Join our webinar: Characterizing materials and calibrating material models in Abaqus

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Jan 11, 2021 1:51:59 PM

January’s webinar is entitled ‘Characterizing materials and calibrating material models in Abaqus’. It will be held on the 29th of January.

In this month’s webinar we will be looking at characterizing materials and calibrating material models in Abaqus. 
Contents:
• The material calibration tool that allows you to import stress vs strain data into Abaqus to create elastic plastic materials
• Metal hardening models
• Elastomer characterization and behaviour
• How to define hyperelastic materials

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Topics: Abaqus, material calibration, hyperelastics, Events & Announcements, characterizing materials

Merry Christmas and the best wishes for the new year!

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Dec 17, 2020 12:51:50 PM

From Simuleon we wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021!

And at least I am hoping for some snow ;)

Here in the Netherlands we have the expression that something can 'snow under'. Figuratively, this indicates that it's forgotten, because something else is taking up all the attention. Typically, this isn't a good thing, but in light of the current pandemic, it may not be a bad thing if we can forget 2020, hence this simulation with 2020 numbers ;-).

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Topics: Merry Christmas, Abaqus

Simulating railway track hot rolling in Abaqus

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Nov 23, 2020 10:47:20 AM

In the hot rolling process, metal is heated and passed through one or more sets of rollers, to give it the desired cross-section for example. This process is used for the fabrication on railway tracks (Figure 1).

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Topics: Abaqus, Tips, Tricks & Approaches, roll forming process

Analysis of a bolted composite joint with ply failure done in Abaqus

Posted by Nikolaos Mavrodontis on Nov 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

In this blog post, we will be showing an analysis of a bolted joint. The joint comprises of two flat plates that are made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer material (CFRP). Both plates have the same 8 ply layup (symmetric), and have been modelled with stacked continuum shell elements. Ply failure modelling has been considered in terms of Hashin failure criterion damage initiation and fracture energy damage evolution.

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Topics: Abaqus, bolted connections, composite

Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis - Join FREE Abaqus Workshop ONLINE

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Nov 9, 2020 11:57:21 AM

The “Introduction to Non-Linear Analysis Workshop” on the 26th of November as part of the morning session of SIMIF, is a free ONLINE 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: Non-Linear, Abaqus, Events & Announcements

Join our webinar: Simulation of adhesives and adhesion in Abaqus

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Oct 19, 2020 2:28:15 PM

October’s webinar is entitled ‘Simulation of adhesives and adhesion in Abaqus’. It will be held on the 30st of October.

Adhesives have become a common joining method in industry but present particular challenges to the simulation engineer. The webinar will give an overview of some common methods for predicting stress states, deformation and failure on adhesively bonded joints.

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Topics: Abaqus, Events & Announcements, adhesive, adhesion

Simulating a rubber fibre reinforced air spring using Abaqus

Posted by Christine Obbink-Huizer on Oct 15, 2020 9:45:00 AM

In this blog, we’ll take a look at an air spring (Figure 1). This device is used for vibration isolation as well as suspension, for example in heavy weight vehicle applications.

Figure 1: Example of an air spring.

The example shown here consists of a convoluted bellows (two convolutions), with steel plates on each end. In practice, one to three convolutions are used. The bellows is made of rubber that is reinforced with fibres. A steel girdle hoop helps to keep it in shape when it is filled with compressed air.

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Topics: Rubber, Abaqus, Tips, Tricks & Approaches, fibre-reinforced rubber, airspring

Introduction to Advanced Contact Analysis - Join FREE Abaqus Workshop ONLINE

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Oct 13, 2020 12:47:52 PM

The "Introduction to Advanced Contact Workshop" on the 30st or October is a free ONLINE event for anyone dealing with complex contact conditions, 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 with robust contactsolver in SIMULIA Abaqus Software can offer, and find out how easy it is to perform a real world non-linear analysis.

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Topics: Abaqus, Abaqus advanced contact, Events & Announcements

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