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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

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

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

Join our Online Training: Abaqus for Composites (Feb-2021)

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Feb 1, 2021 9:43:06 AM

Over 5 weeks in a 2 hour session each week, from the 12th February till 12th of March, Simuleon will hold an Online Training with live broadcasting. The training is called "Abaqus for Composites".

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Topics: software, Abaqus, composite analysis, composite, Events & Announcements, adhesive, Online Training, XFEM

Join our online webinar: Multiscale Modelling with Abaqus

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Jun 17, 2020 1:44:47 PM

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.

In this webinar, we will present the two methods:
- MFH, that uses an analytical calculation to describe the relationship between the scales and
- FE-RVE, that uses a FE model of the microstructure.

We will also look at the micromechanics plug-in that facilitates the generation of FE-RVE models and calculates the homogenised properties of a material that can then be used at the macro scale.

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Topics: software, Abaqus, RVE, multiscale modelling, MFH

Join our online webinar: Contact & Convergence with Abaqus

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on May 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Sometimes you may wish to simulate a process where various parts interact with one another. In such cases it is often impossible to rely on predefined loads and boundary conditions, since the exact points of contact are dependent on the solution. Including contact in your simulation can be a more realistic way to represent loadings.

Abaqus provides a wide range of mechanical models and numerical methods for contact. We will begin this month’s webinar with an overview of these capabilities, considering how to select the best options for a given problem. We will then move on to some challenging example problems and investigate how advanced features of Abaqus contact can help convergence and ensure you obtain realistic solutions.

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Topics: software, solving non convergence with Abaqus FEA, Abaqus, contact analysis, Tips, Tricks & Approaches

Join our online webinar: Fe-Safe Applications

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Apr 20, 2020 2:57:25 PM

This webinar will provide an overview of some of the capabilities within fe-safe, looking at the more general functionality within the software and showing how this fits in your current simulation process, focusing on the ease of use of the platform.

The webinar will then continue on to discuss the capabilities of weld modelling using Verity and finish by focusing on the fundamental differences between stress and strain based fatigue.

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Topics: software, fe-safe

Join our Online Training: Abaqus for Composites

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Apr 15, 2020 10:53:28 AM

Over 5 weeks in a 2 hour session each week, from the 8th of May till 5th of June, Simuleon will hold an Online Training with live broadcasting. The training is called "Abaqus for Composites".

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Topics: software, Abaqus, composite analysis, composite, Events & Announcements, adhesive, Online Training, XFEM

Join our online webinar: Shell & Beam Elements with Abaqus FEA

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Mar 18, 2020 9:21:28 AM

How to get the best from them & how to avoid problems

This month’s webinar relates to shell and beam elements.  It will cover the benefits of using these types of elements for particular problems, and when they should not be used.  The different types of shell and beam elements will be discussed, along with modelling techniques and problems and work arounds.

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Topics: software, Abaqus, shell layer, beam, elements

Join our online webinar: Substructures & Submodelling with Abaqus FEA

Posted by Dolf Broekaart on Feb 21, 2020 12:23:01 PM

How to strike the right balance between accuracy and solve times has been a major consideration for analysts since the inception of FEA.

In an ideal world we would include all parts and mesh each thread and fillet to ensure we have captured every detail of the model accurately. However, experienced analysts know that even with the luxury of modern-day processors, for many applications this is still a pipe dream. In reality, we tend to use our engineering judgement to omit certain parts or features and reduce mesh densities to reach acceptable but compromised solutions.

Luckily for us, Abaqus has a couple of “have your cake and eat it” solutions to this perennial problem in the form of substructures and sub-modelling. 

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Topics: software, Abaqus, submodelling, Abaqus Submodelling, Substructures

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