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Short fiber composite damage (Mean Field Homogenization Model)

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Short-fiber reinforced thermoplastics, popular due to their strength, lightness, and cost-effectiveness, are often manufactured using injection molding to create complex parts with dispersed short fibers. However, failure in these materials is complex, involving mechanisms like fiber cracking and plastic deformation. Current models for damage and failure are either macroscopic or simplified. A new method tackles this challenge by evaluating stiffness using continuum damage mechanics with a multistep homogenization approach. This new method is called “Mean Field Homogenization”. This approach involves a two-stage process: first, the fibers are split into groups (grains). Then, mean-field homogenization is employed within Abaqus using a UMAT subroutine to average stiffness across these phases, followed by overall homogenization. This use of mean-field homogenization Abaqus simplifies the modeling of the composite's intricate geometry. The method was validated through testing on a distal radius plate. Calibration was achieved through experiments, and the simulation was performed using Abaqus finite element software. It's important to note that the Abaqus short fiber damage mean field homogenization process was implemented within Abaqus through the INP code.

Curing process simulation in Abaqus

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Fiber-reinforced composites have found widespread use across various fields due to their remarkable properties. This necessitates a careful design of their manufacturing processes to attain industrial application quality. The critical factor influencing their quality is the curing process, wherein the resin transforms into a solid state under temperature cycles. However, the challenge lies in achieving optimal curing quality while maintaining production efficiency. To overcome this challenge, an effective approach involves utilizing numerical simulations to optimize temperature cycles during curing. Nonetheless, creating such a model is complex as it must consider multiple factors concurrently, including temperature release from chemical reactions, shrinkage strains, and stress resulting from temperature variations, topics covered in this package. The package begins with an introduction to fiber-reinforced composites, exploring their advantages, applications, and categorization. It guides you through the fabrication process, detailing curing techniques and associated challenges. Furthermore, the package introduces constitutive equations for simulating the curing process and the necessary Abaqus subroutines for implementation. Additionally, two practical workshops are included to offer experience in modeling the curing process with Abaqus. These workshops enable you to evaluate internal heat generation and analyze strain and stress distributions. They not only provide guidance on simulation and subroutine implementation but also are provided for verification purposes.

Abaqus Damage Model for Thermoplastic Polymers with UMAT Subroutine

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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.

Simulation of Hyperelastic Behavior of Materials

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Learn to simulate the mechanical behavior of soft materials like polymers and hydrogels using Abaqus. Understand hyperelasticity and the strain-energy equations that describe it. Discover different models for this behavior, choose the best one, optimize its parameters, and ensure it works well for your material. Validate your simulation with real-world data. Finally, master Abaqus tools to set up and run simulations for hyperelastic materials and structures.

Composite Pressure Vessel simulation in ABAQUS

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Pressure vessels are made using different methods today, and one of them is filament winding. This package shows the simulation of composite pressure vessels made using the filament winding method. In this training package, three winding methods, planar, geodesic, and isotensoid, have been taught for filament winding pressure vessels. In this tutorial, two general methods also have been presented for simulating filament wound pressure vessels. One uses the Abaqus graphical user interface(GUI), and the other uses the Python script. On the other hand, two criteria, Tsai-Hill and Puck, have been used to model damage in the composite. A UMAT subroutine has been used to use the Puck criterion.

Composite pressure vessel analysis with Semi-Geodesic winding

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Nowadays, pressure vessels are produced using various methods, one of which is filament winding. This package teaches the simulation of composite pressure vessels produced using the filament winding method. Filament winding itself has different methods, and one of the most widely used winding methods for producing composite vessels is the semi-geodesic filament winding method. In this package, first, the semi-geodesic method is described. Then, the simulation of a semi-geodesic vessel is performed using a Python script. Additionally, a UMAT subroutine is used to simulate the failure of composite materials used in the vessel.

Composite simulation for experts-Part-3

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Pay attention to the syllabus and availability file details. some of the packages are fully available and some of them are partially available. If this is partially available it takes at least two months to be completely available.

If you are a graduate or Ph.D. student, if you are a university professor or an expert engineer in the industry who deals with simulation software, you are definitely familiar with the limitations of this software in defining the material properties, loading or meshing, interaction properties, and etc. You have certainly tried to define the properties of materials based on advanced fracture theories in finite element software and are familiar with their limitations and problems. Now, here is your solution. Start writing subroutines in finite element software and overcome the limitations. With the tutorials in the Golden Package, you will learn how to write 8 subroutines in Abaqus software professionally.

Composite simulation for experts-Part-2

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Pay attention to the syllabus and availability file details. some of the packages are fully available and some of them are partially available. If this is partially available it takes at least two months to be completely available.

If you are a researcher, student, university professor, or  Engineer in the company in the field of composite materials, this training package in simulating these materials in Abaqus software is the best selection. This training package is the second part of the composite for expert package and is focusing on the Simulation of woven composite damage in Abaqus, Composite Fatigue Simulation, Analysis of Composite pressure vessel with Semi-Geodesic winding,  Simulation of composite Hashin damage in 3d continuum element  (UMAT-VUMAT-USDFLD), and  Abaqus composite modeling of Woven & Unidirectional + RVE method.

 

Simulation of composite Puck damage in 3d continuum element in Abaqus (UMAT-USDFLD-VUMAT)

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The Puck criterion is an essential damage model for composite materials, considering both fiber and matrix failures simultaneously. It provides a practical way to predict the onset of damage in composites under various loading conditions. This training package is focused on simulating composite PUCK damage in 3D continuum elements using UMAT, VUMAT, and USDFLD subroutines in Abaqus. It covers different types of failure in composites, including fiber failure, matrix cracking, delamination, and interfacial failure, as well as criteria for predicting failure modes in composites that are dependent or not dependent on each other, such as the Tsai-Wu and Tsai-Hill criterion, respectively. Additionally, the package covers composites' most commonly used damage criteria, including the Puck criterion. The package provides step-by-step guidance on simulating composite Puck damage using each of the subroutines mentioned above in Abaqus.  

Fatigue damage simulation of short fibre composites with subroutine

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Fatigue failure in materials occurs when repetitive or fluctuating stresses, below the ultimate strength and often below the yield limit, lead to sudden and unpredictable failure, making it a significant concern in engineering due to its potential for catastrophic consequences. The reinforced part of the fiber-reinforced composites can be categorized as continuous or discontinuous, with the latter referred to as short fiber-reinforced composites. In this training package, the fatigue of short (chopped) fiber composites is explained. Two fatigue damage models are presented for short fiber composites: Nouri fatigue damage model and Avanzini fatigue damage model. The Nouri’s model is applicable for composites with orthotropic behavior. But the Avanzini’s model has considered the fiber distribution in the matrix to be homogeneous and random. It has assumed the material behavior to be isotropic. Also, Nouri's model was developed for strain-controlled test, but Avanzini's model was developed for stress-controlled test. In this tutorial, we use the Avanzini’s model, which is base on this article: “Fatigue behavior and cyclic damage of peek short fiber reinforced composites”. This article has implemented the USDFLD subroutine, but we use the UMAT subroutine, which is more accurate than USDFLD since the material strength and properties reduction is smooth. A standard test specimen is used in this simulation to model such behavior. You will learn the details in the package.

UMAT Subroutine (VUMAT Subroutine) in ABAQUS-Free Version- UMAT Abaqus example

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This package includes the free version of the two following packages. The following packages include 11 workshops for writing different types of subroutines and give you instructions and points to write your own UMAT/VUMAT subroutine. Here, a UMAT Abaqus example is free to download.

"UMAT Subroutine (VUMAT Subroutine) introduction" is used when the material model is not available in ABAQUS software. If you follow this tutorial package, including standard and explicit solver, you will have the ability to write, debug and verify your subroutine based on customized material to use this in complex structures. These lectures are the introduction to writing advanced UMAT and VUMAT subroutines in hyperelastic Martials, Composites, and Metal, and so on. Watch Demo

"Advanced UMAT Subroutine (VUMAT Subroutine)" training package helps Abaqus users to prepare complex UMAT and VUMAT subroutines. This training 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

Simulation of SMA in Abaqus with UMAT

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Shape-memory alloys (SMAs) have the ability to recover their original shape, thanks to the shape-memory effect and superelasticity. These unique characteristics have led to the broad usage of SMAs in engineering and medical applications. Simulations offer cost-effective methods for analyzing SMAs’ behavior, ultimately enhancing their reliability and performance. Consequently, researchers frequently employ simulations to investigate SMA-based systems. This educational package begins by exploring the fundamentals of SMA wires, presenting their various types and specific capabilities. It then provides the necessary constitutive equations to describe the behavior of SMAs in simulation. The package includes a flowchart and a step-by-step guide for writing a subroutine to model SMAs in Abaqus. Users will also discover a workshop that uses Abaqus to simulate the superelasticity effect in SMA wires. This workshop not only offers guidance on the simulation and the implementation of the subroutine, but also compares the result with an analytical solution for verification.

Simulation of composite Hashin damage in 3d continuum element in Abaqus (UMAT-VUMAT-USDFLD)

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In this training package, the 3D continuum HASHIN damage initiation model is prepared via three subroutines (USDFLD, UMAT and VUMAT).This training package teach you subroutines line-by-line. It should be noted that after damage initiation, failure occurs suddenly and in the form of a reduction in properties in the model. The HASHIN theory for this package is based on Kermanidis article titled” FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF DAMAGE ACCUMULATION IN BOLTED COMPOSITE JOINTS UNDER INCREMENTAL TENSILE LOADING “.

Composite simulation for experts-Part-1

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If you are a graduate or Ph.D. student, if you are a university professor or an expert engineer in the industry who deals with simulation software, you are definitely familiar with the limitations of this software in defining the material properties, loading or meshing, interaction properties, and etc. You have certainly tried to define the properties of materials based on advanced fracture theories in finite element software and are familiar with their limitations and problems. Now, here is your solution. Start writing subroutines in finite element software and overcome the limitations. With the tutorials in the Golden Package, you will learn how to write 8 subroutines in Abaqus software professionally.

Composite Fatigue Simulation with UMAT Subroutine in ABAQUS (unidirectional)

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The composite fatigue training package completely teaches how to simulate and analyze a fatigue composite model with the help of UMAT Subroutine in Abaqus software. In this training package, we have provided all the files needed for your training, including articles, theories, how to write subroutines, and software settings.

Advanced UMAT Subroutine (VUMAT Subroutine) – Abaqus UMAT tutorial

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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

UMAT Subroutine (VUMAT Subroutine) introduction

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This package is usable when the material model is not available in ABAQUS software. If you follow this tutorial package, including standard and explicit solver, you will have the ability to write, debug and verify your subroutine based on customized material to use this in complex structures. These lectures are an introduction to write advanced UMAT and VUMAT subroutines in hyperelastic Martials, Composites and Metal and so on.

Watch Demo