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Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian Model (CEL) in Abaqus/Explicit

Hi everyone;

I'm trying to simulate FSW plunge state using Abaqus/Explicit, Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian technique.

As you can see in the picture, NT11, PEV and EVF are calculated. But the problem is that the elements in base metal are not deformed. In other words, the base metal elements which are in contact with PIN remained intact and are not deformed.

Anyone could help me with this?


Abaqus explicit-Unexpected output results

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Hello everyone,


I made simple cantilever model in Abaqus/Explicit. For concrete I have used Concrete damaged plasticity model and for reinforcement I have tried two models (one with Truss and second with Beam elements). I have assigned displacement as BC (Smooth amplitude) in Reference Point at the end of the beam, and I have coupled RP with the end of the beam. For concrete beam I have used C3D8R elements.

For history output I have requested Reaction force in RP and energies for whole model.

But results I am getting aren't expected.

Cohesive Analysis with Abaqus/Explicit

Hello all,

I'm trying to model composite delamination under non-severe impact on layered composites in ABAQUS/Explicit.

To begin with, I've modeled a 2D aluminum with a finite very low thickness cohesive layer with traction-separation behavior between. Then, I give some displacement to the middle-top node to simulate an impact scenario. However, even in this simple configuration, I'm having stress distribution problems when the models with cohesive layer between and without cohesive layer are compared.

Abaqus CAE - Sudden Impulse

Hi Guys,

 I'm having trouble in creating a sudden decelleration of a body using Abaqus. Similar to a shock but no actuall impact. I whant to measure the body response for stress and strain along time.

Does anyone have a good tutorial that I could use as a guide?

I would appreciate your reply.


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Simulation of the Ballistic Perforation of Aluminum Plates with Abaqus/Explicit - 2012

This Technology Brief describes Abaqus/Explicit
modeling of the ballistic impact of metal projectiles on metal targets.
It will demonstrate the utility of Abaqus/Explicit as a tool for
reducing the amount of experimental testing as well as assessing the
projectile residual velocities and time-resolved kinematics. 

residual stress and strain definitions (through-thickness) in ABAQUS/Explicit

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Hello everyone,


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:


 ELSET_A, S11, S22, S33

Simulation of wave propagation in ABAQUS/CAE

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Hi, I am working on modeling wave propagation in ABAQUS/CAE.

I am not expert on ABAQUS and trying to figure out how it works.

I have a 2D Shell steel plate (1 centimeter by 1 centimeter) and try to obtain wave speed at any points of plate.

I put the material properties in and used ABAQUS/Explicit analysis.

Time steps are 1E-009 seconds and there are 2 steps (impulsed at the first step and propagates at the second step).

The load pluged at the amplitude with equaily spaced for 0.1 micro seconds (so it becomes impulse load).

Dynamic simulations with nonlinear material into Explicit

Hi all,

 I am new in the Forum, and I am looking for some informations regarding how to simulate nonlinear material in explicit.

I am tryng to analyse the behaviour of a roller rolling on the sand (or mud), but the results I get with a basic elasto-plastic material are not very accurate, expecially because I cannot set the tension allowed in the sand to be zero.

Other ways to input nonlinearity in Explicit are always refused by ABAQUS. Is there any way to get something more accurate?

VUMAT for Nitinol --- why VUMAT and not UMAT?

Dear all,

 I'm new in imechanica. I need some informations about VUMAT for Nitinol. I would like to implement in fortran a subroutine for the behaviour of shape memory alloy.I looked for some subroutines already implemented but they have been developed in the implicit way.

It's true that with the VUMAT(explicit) I could have some problems of stability and convergence.Could someone suggest me any reason to make this model in the VUMAT?I know that in VUMAT I can't redifine the time increment so before running the analysis It's important to pay attention on Dt.

Abaqus/Explicit VUMAT works fine on 32 bits Abaqus - Fails on 64 bits Abaqus with more than 1 processor!!!

Here is the issue:
I am working with a x64 version of
Abaqus/Explicit (6.8-2), and a 32bits version (6.7-1). MS VS2005 is
installed with the x64 compiler tools, Intel Fortran is correctly
installed (IA-32 and Intel64 versions). My OS is Windows Vista Enterprise (64 bits).
The routine is compiled and linked correctly by lauching the appropriate ifortvars.bat file prior to executing abaqus.

Everything works perfectly with the 32 bits version of Abaqus+Compiler, with one or more processors (I have 8 of them).

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