BCs of a rotating crankshaft in abaqus


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Missed the SIMULIA XFEM eSeminar?

No worries! Check out the recording and learn how Abaqus FEA provides proven robust capabilities for modeling bulk fracture and crack propagation in many materials. One of the newest techniques available in Abaqus is the eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM) whose advantages over alternative approaches include mesh independent crack definition, improved convergence rates for stationary cracks, simplified mesh refinement studies and more!

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Other documents about the UMAT

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finite strain in ABAQUS




Scholarship Boost for UK’s new Structural Integrity Research Centre

full scholarships are available on the 2014 Structural Integrity MSc programme developed
by Brunel University in collaboration with TWI as part of the work of the new National
Structural Integrity Research Centre, (NSIRC).

New Open Access journal: Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis

Read over 40 open access articles from Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis

Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis provides a forum for the rapid publication of short, structured Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis and related Short Communications, and will provide an essential compendium of case studies for practitioners in the field of engineering failure analysis and others who are interested in the ways in which components fail.

Read the 40+ articles that are live already!

Buckling analysis of a imperfection sensitive cylinderical shell under compression

I have carried out eigen buckling analysis of cylindrical shell under axial compression under unit load  using abaqus in model-1 and in model -2 i carried out riks analysis gave imperfection 0.2mm fotr shell thickness 2mm radius 0.25m,h=0.5 m after the 100 increment the the shell is subjected to load which is obtained from first buckling load in first mode  here how to get the collapse load

write a command in ansys static structural

Hi every body,
I wonder if it is possible to write a *Do Loop in the static structural command snipper. I have to change a parameter in some substep of my solution, so I need *Do command. However, I am not sure if it is feasible to write a command in structural domain in order to change some parameters during solution.
I would be really appreciated if some one can help me with that.
Best Regards


Heating patterns in English homes: national survey vs common model assumptions

Hightlights of this open access article published in Building and Environment:
• Building stock models need to revise some of their assumptions on space heating.
• Weekends and weekdays are similar in their heating pattern and duration.
• Estimated heating demand temperature is slightly lower than the assumed 21 °C.
• Homes differ widely in their hours of heating and their demand temperature.
• The average temperature during heating periods is about 19.5 °C.

health and safety environmental management


Dear all  

i have question that i woud like to know about principle of putting monetary value on human to rduce risk and the principle of weighting the importance of risk , moreover is there any conflic between these principle  


Submit an abstract for: Sixth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis

Sixth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis
6 – 9 July 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

Engineering failure analysis is a key tool for the improvement of the modern innovation cycle now demands that component design involves a whole-of-life approach, incorporating an awareness of manufacture, safety, reliability, environmental sensitivity and disposal. This has focused attention on the pivotal role of failure analysis as an essential tool to improve equipment availability, help prevent accidents and disasters and to inform the processes of design, manufacture, operation and maintenance of key plant and equipment.

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Crack length measurement

I am trying to measure J - integral from experiment. " Let my initial fatigue crack length is 6mm, then i did single specimen unloading compliance test on it. The crack legth increased to 8mm" If i want to model the same geometry in FEA. Now my doubt is that "what carck length should i take 1) Initial fatigue crack = 6mm 2) final crack length  = 8 mm.................... Note: I need to model my CT specimen in FEA  to correct my experiments :-)


hi im prasath now im a CAE trainee. i want to know more about CAE analysis what are the necessary things i've to learn and experienced in this field?...


Parallel Multiscale modeling in ABAQUS using UMAT

Hello everyone,

I am currently in the process of implementing a multiscale modeling approach in ABAQUS/Standard.

Here is what I am doing.

Macroscale ABAQUS model <--> UMAT <--> Python script <--> Microscale ABAQUS model

So basically the microscale model is being called at every macroscale integration point. The UMAT passes the required data to python as command line arguments and the python script returns the stress and tangent modulus in a text file.

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PhD Position in Computational Materials Science / Nanomechanics

The Institute for General Material Properties of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is seeking an outstanding PhD candidate to participate in a research-training group on in-situ microscopy on nanoscale objects.


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Symposium on Structure, Plasticity and Fracture of Inorganic Glasses in Paris

Dear Colleagues,

we are organizing a symposium on Plasticity and Fracture in Inorganic Amorphous Materials at 

Condensed Matter in Paris 2014

to be held August 23 to 29, 2014. 

Your experimental or theoretical contributions are highly welcome. 
Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

The deadline for abstract submission is  April 1st 2014.

Looking forward to seeing you in Paris in August,

Jean-Pierre Guin, Etienne Barhel and Erik Bitzek

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Scaling theory of continuum dislocation dynamics in three dimensions: Self-organized fractal pattern formation

Y. S. Chen, W. Choi, S. Papanikolaou, M. Bierbaum, J. P. Sethna

 We focus on mesoscopic dislocation patterning via a continuum dislocation
dynamics theory (CDD) in three dimensions (3D). We study three distinct
physically motivated dynamics which consistently lead to fractal formation in
3D with rather similar morphologies, and therefore we suggest that this is a
general feature of the 3D collective behavior of geometrically necessary
dislocation (GND) ensembles. The striking self-similar features are measured in
terms of correlation functions of physical observables, such as the GND
density, the plastic distortion, and the crystalline orientation. Remarkably,
all these correlation functions exhibit spatial power-law behaviors, sharing a
single underlying universal critical exponent for each type of dynamics

Article in Intl. Journal of Plasticity

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How to set the parameters of ductile damage in ABAQUS?


I want to try abaqus ductile damage model to simulate steel
failure in Abaqus. I read the manual, and have some ambiguities regarding its parameters.

 Is there somebody to have experiences in ductile damage to share?


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PhD position in Hydraulic Fracture at University of Houston

There is an open position for PhD at University of Houston in the area of structural engineering and computational mechanics. The student will start as TA and then switch to RA hopefully in the subject of hydraulic fracturing. If you find yourself interested in the subject, please send your CV to .

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Eighty Years of Dislocation Theory and Work Hardening

On February 7, 1934, two consecutive papers by Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor were received and so the dislocation theory was born and the first attempt at describing work hardening was made. Before that date, it was known that there was a big gap between the ideal and the experimentally observed shear strength. While according to the calculations, the shear strength had to be of the order of one tenth (or with finer models one thirtieth) of the shear modulus, the measured shear strength was several orders of magnitude smaller. This large discrepancy brought about Geoffrey I.Taylor, Egon Orowan and Michael Polyani to independently postulate the existence of dislocations. Papers by Orowan and Polyani were published consecutively in one volume of Zeitschrift für Physik.

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Caltech: secrets of the world’s number one university

Good International news on Caltech and engineering. Ares Rosakis, chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science,describes Caltech as “a unique species among universities…a very interesting phenomenon”.More can be found in the attachment or at the link below

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instability induced by incoherent twin boundary in nanotwinned copper

1. Strain hardening and softening in nanotwinned Cu:

Nanotwinned Cu foils with about 99% coherent twin boundaries (TBs) among all the boundaries were made. These coherent

TBs, with an average spacing of 25 nm, were engineered approximately parallel to foil surfaces. Low plane-strain deformation

enhances the hardness by refining microstructure and introducing dislocations. High plane-strain deformation results in crystallographic

lattice rotation and reaction between dislocations and coherent TBs, and induces incoherent TBs, thus twin coarsening and

even diminishing of nanotwins accompanied by recovery and recrystallization, which cause softening.

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