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Modal and Frequency Analysis in Abaqus

Modal analysis is a technique used to understand how structures and systems vibrate when subjected to forces. It identifies natural frequencies, which are frequencies at which a system vibrates without external excitation, and mode shapes, representing unique patterns of motion. Engineers use modal analysis to design systems resistant to unwanted vibrations, preventing resonance and potential damage. Frequency response analysis evaluates a structure's reaction to specific excitations across varying frequencies, aiding in design optimization to mitigate fatigue damage caused by vibrations. In Abaqus software, modal analysis identifies natural frequencies and mode shapes, while frequency response analysis predicts a structure's response to excitation across a frequency range. Workshop 1 analyzes the natural frequency of a water transfer tube to predict resonance occurrence or potential issues from vibrations. Workshop 2 simulates the dynamic analysis of a frame under a sudden load, determining modes, natural frequencies, and transient dynamic response. Workshop 3 simulates free and forced vibrations of a wire under harmonic excitation, examining resonance phenomena with preloading and spring-damper configurations. These workshops demonstrate practical applications of modal and frequency response analyses in structural dynamics simulation and design. Notice: This package will be available one week after purchase.

Tread wear simulation in Abaqus

This training package provides a comprehensive exploration of tire tread wear, focusing on its simulation using the UMESHMOTION subroutine in ABAQUS. Tread wear, the gradual erosion of a tire's outer rubber surface, impacts crucial performance aspects like traction and handling. The package elucidates the importance of tread wear simulation, emphasizing safety, performance optimization, regulatory compliance, durability, cost efficiency, environmental impact, and consumer confidence. The UMESHMOTION subroutine, a key element in ABAQUS, is demystified through illustrative examples. Its application in modeling wear processes, specifically employing the Archard model, is highlighted—particularly in node movement specification during adaptive meshing. The workshop within this package delves into simulating tire wear at a speed of 32 km/h over 1000 hours, utilizing the UMESHMOTION subroutine and Archard equations. The tire modeling process, transitioning from axisymmetric to three-dimensional elements, is detailed, considering both slip and non-slip modes of movement. This resource serves as a valuable guide for professionals and enthusiasts seeking to understand and implement effective tread wear simulation techniques using advanced computational tools.

Simulation of Hydroforming using VDLOAD subroutine in Abaqus

Explore the fundamentals of hydroforming simulation in Abaqus alongside the VDLOAD subroutine with our comprehensive guide. This tutorial unravels the essence of hydroforming, a specialized metal shaping technique applicable to diverse materials like steel, copper, and aluminum. Delve into the intricacies of sheet and tube hydroforming, crucial in manufacturing components for automotive, aerospace, and medical industries. The workshop component specifically delves into advanced hydroforming simulation using the VDLOAD subroutine, emphasizing its role in specifying fluid pressure. Learn the application of the Smooth Amplitude option for defining part displacement without introducing dynamic changes during problem-solving. Conclude with a comparative analysis of simulation outcomes, exploring scenarios with and without fluid pressure, complemented by discussions on subroutine writing. This guide offers a straightforward exploration of hydroforming and VDLOAD, providing valuable insights for efficient and accurate simulations.

Shape optimization in Abaqus

Shape optimization is employed towards the conclusion of the design process, when the overall structure of a component is established and only minor adjustments are permitted by relocating surface nodes in specific regions. In shape optimization, the displacements of the surface nodes (design nodes) serve as the design variables. The process commences with a finite element model that requires slight enhancements or with a finite element model derived from a topology optimization. In this training package, first, you will learn the concept of optimization and shape optimization in Abaqus. After that, all required settings to do a shape optimization, such as optimization task and design responses will be fully explained. And in the last lesson, you will learn how to create an optimization process and be familiar with the generated files by the shape optimization process.

Topology Optimization in Abaqus

Optimization is a fundamental concept used to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of systems, designs, and decisions. It finds application in various domains, including industrial processes, finance, and communication networks. In engineering, optimization plays a crucial role in improving the design of systems and structures by maximizing performance and minimizing costs, weight, or other parameters. Structural optimization specifically focuses on designing or modifying structures to meet performance criteria while minimizing or maximizing objectives such as strength, weight, cost, or efficiency. The Abaqus software provides comprehensive structural optimization capabilities, including topology, shape, sizing, and bead optimization. This training package primarily focuses on topology optimization. Through the lessons and workshops, you will gain insights into the tips, tricks, and techniques for effectively utilizing topology optimization within the Abaqus software.

3D printing simulation with Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) method in Abaqus

3D printing is a process of creating three-dimensional objects by layering materials, such as plastic or metal, based on a digital design. 3D printing simulation involves using software to predict and optimize the printing process, allowing for more efficient and accurate production. This educational package includes two 3D printing modeling methods. The first method is based on the use of subroutines and Python scripting. After an introduction to the 3D printing process, the first method with all of its detail is explained; then, there would be two workshops for this method; the first workshop is for the 3D printing simulation of a gear with uniform cross-section and the second one is for a shaft with non-uniform cross-section. The second method uses a plug-in called AM Modeler. With this plug-in, the type of 3D printing can be selected, and after inserting the required inputs and applying some settings, the 3D printing simulation is done without any need for coding. Two main workshops will be taught to learn how to use this plug-in: "Sequential thermomechanical analysis of simple cube one-direction with LPBF 3D printing method using the trajectory-based method with AM plug-in" and "3D printing simulation with Fusion deposition modeling and Laser direct energy deposition method with AM plug-in".

3D printing simulation with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) in Abaqus

3D printing is the process of fabricating objects in three dimensions by adding layers of materials, such as plastic or metal, based on a digital design. Simulation for 3D printing involves the use of software to predict and optimize the printing process, enabling more efficient and precise production. This educational package includes a simulation specifically for 3D printing using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). The simulation employs a plug-in known as AM Modeler, which allows users to select the desired 3D printing method. By inputting the necessary parameters and adjusting settings, the 3D printing simulation can be performed without requiring any coding. A workshop will be conducted to teach participants how to utilize this plug-in effectively, focusing on "3D printing simulation with Fused Deposition Modeling and Laser Direct Energy Deposition method using the AM plug-in."

Curing process simulation in Abaqus

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.

Different Techniques for Meshing in Abaqus

This package introduces different meshing techniques in Abaqus. In finite element analysis, a mesh refers to the division of a physical domain into smaller, interconnected subdomains called elements. The purpose of meshing is to approximate the behavior of a continuous system by representing it as a collection of discrete elements. Meshing is of utmost importance in finite element analysis as it determines the accuracy and reliability of the numerical solution. Through this tutorial, initially, the mesh and related terms associated with meshing are declared. Abaqus mesh module and meshing process are introduced. Then, two different meshing methodologies: Top-down and Bottom-up with meshing techniques available for each one of them are completely explained. Some of the advanced meshing techniques and edit mesh toolset are also included. The consideration of mesh verification as the final step in the meshing process, along with its criteria, is undertaken. All the tips and theories determined in this tutorial are implemented in Abaqus/CAE as a workshop to mesh several parts. This package intends to take your ability to mesh different parts to a higher level.

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.

Matrix Generation in ABAQUS

This package introduces matrix generation in Abaqus using an input file. Matrix generation in Abaqus refers to the process of creating and assembling matrices that represent the equations of motion or equilibrium for a finite element analysis including the stiffness matrix, mass matrix, damping matrix, and load matrix. This tutorial provides you with how to generate mass, stiffness, damping, and load matrices for the mathematical abstraction of model data. You can also use the generated matrices as input in other analyses done by Abaqus or other simulation software.

Techniques of simulating Large and Complex models in Abaqus

Sometimes, there is a need to simulate large or complex models in Abaqus, such as airplanes and cars. Generally, models with more than 5 million variables or take at least 12 hours to analyze are considered large. Processing such models requires a significant amount of time and energy, in addition to potential issues with modeling, loading, boundary conditions, and more. Therefore, it is necessary to find ways to simplify and accelerate the analysis of such models. In this training package, you will learn various methods to address these challenges. Dealing with large models typically involves simplifying the model, making efficient use of system resources, and minimizing CPU time. These techniques are explained in detail here. Additionally, you will be taught various techniques to aid in the management of large models, including submodeling, history output filtering, restart functionality, and parts and assemblies.

Abaqus for Civil Engineering Part-1

The "Abaqus for Civil Engineering” package is a comprehensive and invaluable resource designed to cater to the needs of civil engineering professionals, students, and enthusiasts alike. This all-inclusive package comprises a collection of several specialized tutorial packages, making it an essential tool for mastering various aspects of civil engineering. With this package, you gain access to an extensive library of high-quality video tutorials that cover a wide range of topics within civil engineering. Each tutorial provides clear, concise, and engaging explanations of fundamental concepts, advanced techniques, and practical applications.

DISP and VDISP Subroutines in ABAQUS

In a very simple form, DISP and VDISP subroutines are used to define user-defined boundary conditions. For example, when you need to define a boundary condition to be time-dependent, location-dependent, or even both, you should use the DISP and VDISP subroutines. ABAQUS features cannot be sufficient for problems with location-dependent and time-dependent boundary conditions simultaneously. In these cases, this subroutine can be useful to solve the challenges. In This package, you will understand the usages of these subroutines and how to work with them in three conceptual and simple workshops.

Blood Flow Analysis in Abaqus

Notice: This package will be available one week after purchase. Human blood is a vital fluid that circulates through the body, carrying oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and immune cells. Simulation of human blood is crucial for understanding cardiovascular diseases, hemodynamics, and therapeutic interventions. It enables researchers to study the complex behavior of blood flow, investigate disease mechanisms, and develop improved diagnostic and treatment strategies. This package contains three workshops that would help you simulate blood flow in vessels: “Human blood with coronary vessel Fluid Structure Interaction simulation in Abaqus”, “Blood and vessel FSI simulation using Abaqus-Co Simulation process”, and “Non-Newtonian blood flow Simulation in Abaqus”.

Modeling Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) in ABAQUS

Dive into the realm of innovative engineering with our comprehensive tutorial package, designed to empower you in modeling Functionally Graded Materials (FGM) using the Abaqus USDFLD subroutine. Uncover the fascinating world of FGMs, materials that ingeniously vary their composition and microstructure, offering a nuanced control over mechanical, thermal, and other properties. The workshop component takes you on an exploration of crack paths in Spherical Functionally Graded Materials, emphasizing simulation techniques using Abaqus Standard and the USDFLD subroutine. Uncover the secrets of stress distribution within a pressured, empty sphere, and enhance your skills by implementing the XFEM method for precise crack characterization. This training ensures you gain valuable insights into subroutine development, empowering materials engineers and designers to innovate and elevate the performance of structures across various industries. Embark on your journey to mastery with this all-encompassing tutorial package.

Composite Pressure Vessel simulation in ABAQUS

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

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.

Full Composite fatigue Add-on (Academic and industrial usage)

This package is designed to instruct users on how to utilize the composite fatigue modeling Add-on, which removes the need to write a subroutine for composite fatigue modeling. Instead, users can select the composite type, input material properties, and generate the subroutine by clicking a button. The Add-on includes four types of composites, and the generated subroutine for all types is the UMAT. These four types are Unidirectional, Woven, short fiber composites (chopped), and wood. The fatigue criteria used for each type are the same as its respective package. For example, the fatigue criteria for woven composites are identical to that used in the "Simulation of woven composite fatigue in Abaqus" package. This Add-on provides a simple graphical user interface for composite fatigue modeling, which can be utilized for both academic and industrial applications.

Full Composite damage Add-on (Academic and industrial usage)

This package will teach you how to use the composite damage modeling Add-on. The Add-on eliminates the need for writing a subroutine for composite damage modeling. Instead, you only need to select the desired composite type, input the material properties, and click a button. The Add-on will then generate the subroutine for you. The Add-on includes four types of composites: Unidirectional, Woven, short fiber composites (chopped), and wood. The generated subroutine for all types is the VUSDFLD. The damage criteria used in each type is the same as the one used in its respective package. For instance, the damage criteria for the woven composite is identical to the one used in the "Simulation of woven composite damage in the Abaqus" package. This Add-on offers a user-friendly graphical user interface for composite damage modeling, which can be used for academic and industrial purposes.

Optimization in ABAQUS

Notice: 2 hours of the package is available now; during 1-month after purchase, it will be completed.  Optimization is a process of finding the best solution to a problem within a set of constraints. It involves maximizing or minimizing an objective function while satisfying a set of constraints. Optimization in Abaqus involves the use of advanced algorithms and techniques to improve the design of structures and systems. Abaqus provides a range of optimization tools, including topology optimization, size optimization, and shape optimization. These tools help in improving the performance of structures by reducing their weight, increasing their stiffness, and minimizing their stress levels. In this package, all types of optimization, such as Topology, will be discussed; after each lesson, there will be workshops to help you to understand optimization with practical examples.

Script to transfer load from CDF to structural model in Abaqus

Notice: This package will be available 1 month after purchase in your dashboard. FEA offers various loading types, such as force, pressure, and temperature, which can be applied to different parts of an object, such as points, surfaces, edges, nodes, and elements. Therefore, applying accurate loading conditions on these features is necessary for reliable simulation results and the safe design of structures. Sometimes, the loading conditions are obtained by another analysis, such as CFD, and need to be transferred and applied to the structural model for the structural analysis; during this transfer, the loads might not be appropriately applied to the model, especially when the loads are complicated like the pressure profile of a space rocket. So in this package, a Python script is presented to solve this issue and transfer the loads properly to the structural model.

Composite Fatigue Simulation with VUMAT Subroutine in ABAQUS

This training package consists of four chapters that help engineers and researchers in the industry to understand the fundamental concepts and necessary tools for simulating composite fatigue using VUMAT subroutine in ABAQUS. The first chapter provides an overview of the fatigue behavior of composite materials, including the factors contributing to fatigue failure. The second chapter explores the failure mechanisms of composite materials and the types of damage that can occur. The third chapter discusses the effects of fatigue on composite materials, including how it affects the material's properties and performance. Finally, the fourth chapter focuses on using the VUMAT subroutine in ABAQUS for composite fatigue analysis, including the material models and criteria used to simulate the behavior of composite materials under various loading conditions. By mastering the concepts and tools presented in this package, engineers can develop more durable and reliable composite structures that can withstand cyclic loading over extended periods of time.

Composite simulation for experts-Part-3


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