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residual stress and strain definitions (through-thickness) in ABAQUS/Explicit
I need some help regarding the definition of initial residual stresses and plastic strains in a shell finite element (S4R) model in ABAQUS/Explicit.
I have determined the residual stress distributions and initial plastic strains and I need to assign these distributions to a given element set.
I understand I should be looking at:
*INITIAL CONDITIONS, TYPE=STRESS
ELSET_A, S11, S22, S33
However, my question lies on this syntax required to assign different stress values along the thickness integration points of the S4R element i.e. assuming I use 11 points through-thickness I want to define 11 sets of (S11, S22, S33) as an initial condition, which is shared by every element in ELSET_A.
Concluding, my question is how do I access each integration point in a S4R element and assign the (S11, S22, S33) initial condition.