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Laser forming simulation tutorial in Abaqus

The laser forming process is performed by applying thermal stresses to the workpiece surface by heating the surface with a laser beam. These internal stresses induce plastic strains in the part resulting in local elastic-plastic deformation (Laser-induced plastic deformation). In this laser forming simulation tutorial the DFLUX subroutine is used to apply heat flux (Gaussian heat distribution) dependent on location and time in finite element simulation. For example, the linear heating processes of laser forming and welding (with a slight simplification) can be simulated by this subroutine. In the linear heating process, by applying heat flux to the surface of a sheet, a thermal gradient is created in its thickness. This thermal gradient causes permanent deformation of the sheet. To simulate the laser forming process, it is necessary to apply a time and location-dependent heat flux to the sheet. In this type of loading, a heat flux is applied on the plate, which is defined using the DFLUX subroutine, including the laser power, movement speed, beam diameter, absorption coefficient, and laser movement path according to the designed experiments (Laser forming process parameters). To verify this Abaqus laser forming simulation, the simulation results and experimental results of sheet deformation (U) are compared. The displacement of the sheet in the simulation is in good agreement with the experimental results.

Creep Analysis in Abaqus

In engineering, creep phenomenon refers to the gradual deformation or strain that occurs in a material over time when it is subjected to a constant load or stress (usually lower than yield stress) at high temperatures. It is a time-dependent process that can lead to the permanent deformation and failure of the material if not properly accounted for in design considerations. Creep analysis is vital in engineering to understand material behavior under sustained loads and high temperatures. It enables predicting deformation and potential damage, ensuring safe and reliable structures. Industries like power generation and aerospace benefit from considering creep for long-term safety and durability of components. In this training package, you will learn about Creep phenomenon and its related matters; you will learn several methods to estimate the creep life of a system’s components, such as Larson-Miller; moreover, all Abaqus models for the creep simulation such as Time-Hardening law and Strain-Hardening law will be explained along with Creep subroutine; also, there would be practical examples to teach you how to do these simulations.

Abaqus Damage Model for Thermoplastic Polymers with UMAT Subroutine

Thermoplastic polymers are materials composed of long molecular chains primarily consisting of carbon. These polymers possess the unique ability to be shaped and molded under heat and pressure while retaining their stability once formed. This high formability makes them widely used in various industries, including furniture production, plumbing fixtures, automotive components, food packaging containers, and other consumer products. This package introduces a thermodynamically consistent damage model capable of accurately predicting failure in thermoplastic polymers.  The implementation of this model is explained through the use of an ABAQUS user material (UMAT) subroutine. The package is structured as follows. The introduction section Provides an overview of thermoplastic polymers and their mechanical properties. In the Theory section, the constitutive damage model and its formulation are reviewed. Then, an algorithm for numerically integrating the damage constitutive equations is presented in the Implementation section. In the UMAT Subroutine section, a detailed explanation of the flowchart and structure of the subroutine is provided. Finally, two simulation examples, namely the T-fitting burst pressure test and the D-Split test, are performed and the obtained results, are investigated. Notice: Software files and A full PDF guideline (Problem description, theory, ...) are available; Videos are coming soon.

Ductile Damage Abaqus model for 3D continuum element (VUMAT Subroutine)

In this package, the continuum damage mechanics framework for ductile materials  is implemented and developed in ABAQUS by VUMAT Subroutine. Constitutive modeling is treated within the framework of continuum damage mechanics (CDM) and the effect of micro-crack closure, which may decrease the rate of damage growth under compression, is incorporated and implemented. The present package has been organized as follows. In the Introduction section, the basis of the CDM in ductile materials is explained, and the applications of the CDM are stated. In the Theory section, the CDM model formulation is briefly reviewed, and with micro-crack closure, the effect is described. In the Implementation section, an algorithm for the numerical integration of the damage constitutive equations is presented. In the VUMAT Subroutine section, the flowchart of the subroutine, and the subroutine structure, step by step, are explained in detail. How to run the VUMAT Subroutine in ABAQUS will be presented in this section. In the Verification section, the validation and verification of the numerical implementation will be evaluated, and the stability, convergence and accuracy of the results will be investigated. In the Application section, the applications of using the ductile damage model in mechanical processes are presented, and the prediction of damage growth and failure in mechanical processes is investigated.      

Johnson Cook Abaqus plasticity and damage simulation

To drive new ideas, we occasionally need to modify the theory of Johnson-equations. Cook's As a result, we learn how to use the Abaqus model for Johnson Cook theory as well as how to create subroutines for this model in this training package. There are already two written subroutines. You will learn how to apply Johnson-Cook progressive damage in the second one after learning how to apply Johnson-Cook plasticity and damage initiation in the first.

Lemaitre Damage model implementation with VUMAT Abaqus

The Lemaitre damage model is now widely used to deal with coupled damage analyses for various mechanical applications. In this package, Firstly, we try to introduce the Lemaitre damage model, including damage mechanics and formulation of the Lemaitre damage model. Then, writing the Lemaitre subroutine is reached step by step. To do this job, the flowchart of the subroutine, Writing the subroutine line by line, implementation of the subroutine in one element and verification is done. In the last chapter, we implement this subroutine in a complex problem, the upsetting process.  

Module by module Abaqus Training

If you are new to Abaqus software and the topic of finite element analysis, you definitely need to get acquainted with the user interface of this software and the general features of each module. In this software, we perform different simulation steps in the following different modules and at the end, we receive the analysis results from the software solver. In this package, you will learn how to work with the software in each module and perform your simulation in each module properly.

Advanced UMAT Subroutine (VUMAT Subroutine) – Abaqus UMAT tutorial

This training package helps Abaqus users to prepare complex UMAT and VUMAT subroutines. This Abaqus UMAT tutorial package is suitable for those who are familiar with subroutine or want to learn UMAT/VUMAT subroutine Professionally. Equations for computational plasticity based on kinematic stiffness are also discussed. In addition, metal damage has been implemented based on Johnson Cook's model. Watch Demo

Concrete reinforcement and column beam joint structures in ABAQUS

Today, modeling structures with concrete, reinforcements, as well as beam and column joints are of great importance. This training package presents theories as well as various points of simulation of these structures.