I'm presently working on implementing anisotropic yield criteria in LSDYNA as UMAT.
I understand from the LSDYNA documents that effective plastic strain is a default history variable. So when we code, can we omit the update of effective plastic strain as a history variable? If so, where is it stored and how is it retrieved during post-processing ?
In addition to the above, What should we enter in the 'NHV' - number of history variables in the input deck? Should we include effective plastic strain or is it suficient to worry only about the additional history variables we enter (assuming we need not update eff. plastic strain as a separate histroy variable )
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In my research i am trying to develop a new model for plastic deformation, and i suspect there is a strong similarity between
plasticity and turbulent flow !.
My question is: if there is workd done trying to apply Reynolds decomposition (Reynolds Stress) to the governing equations and solved plasticity problem in Solids?
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I would like to seek comments on : Room temperature stress relaxation and governing mechanisms that contribute to the plasticity that occurs during this process. As, most of the available work on relaxation is done at elevated temperatures.
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I have also attach papers by Prof Hart and Prof Krempl that did throw some light on this particular subject.
Attached herewith a classical paper by Hart on introducing a concept of constant hardness curves refuting that absolute strain should not be considered as a state variable.
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Is there a place I can find explained examples or tutorials on how to model user defined creep in ANSYS?
I need to follow the creep law __> effective creep strain (e at time t) = S. T. e^(-H)
S=(a0)^t.(sigma)^(a1) ; T = t^(a2)+(a3).t^(a4)+(a5)t^(a6) ; H = (a7)/[(theta)+273.16]
a0 to a7 are material constants.
I have the experimental data and tried to fit the curve in Ansys to obtain the material constants.
I tried to follow the ansys help file steps. But facing erros messages.
If any one could give me a sample apdl code it would be helpful.
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I'm trying to simulate a tensile test (of ductile material) using smooth and notched specimens. I've started with a simple model without damage (isotropic von Mises plasticity implemented in ABAQUS) to compare the force vs. displacement response between simulations and experiments.
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I need to write a Vumat subroutine in ABAQUS 6.11.1, and I dont know where should I begin from exactly? can anybody help me with the suitable version of Fortran for this version of ABAQUS and the steps I need to take for writing a SUBROUTINE in ABAQUS?
Thank you guys
Minisymposium on "Plasticity: Bridging the Scales from Micro to Macro" at IWCMM XXII, Baltimore, MD, USA (Sept. 24-26, 2012)Submitted by Shailendra on Fri, 2012-04-06 07:14.
Dear friends and colleagues,
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