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Problem with defining corner BC/constraint

Hello all,

I'm trying to model the buckling of a shell structure under thermal load.

The structure is square-shaped.

The left edge must be kept straight. To achieve that, I applied MPC Tie Constraint for its nodes.

The bottom edge must be fixed so that the BC applied at its nodes was U1 = U2 = U3 = 0.

Temperature is applied as a predefined field.

However, when I run the simulation the corner that connects both edges deforms very strangely which makes me question how to model it.

I appreciate any input. Thanks.

Is it possible to solve buckling in Abaqus with only residual stress defined as predefined load?

Hi Sirs,

As title, I wondering if the problem can be solved with only material residual stress but no other external load applied?

After several trials, Abaqus returns message
"MASS OR DIFFERENTIAL STIFFNESS MATRIX IS COMPLETELY NULL. THE EIGENPROBLEM CANNOT BE SOLVED. IN A *BUCKLE ANALYSIS THE MOST LIKELY CAUSE IS THAT A NONZERO LOADING PATTERN WAS NOT SPECIFIED VIA *BOUNDARY, *CLOAD, *DLOAD, ETC,. SEE Eigenvalue Buckling Prediction IN THE ABAQUS/STANDARD USERS MANUAL"

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