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XFEM crack under compression.

Hi all,


I am doing crack modelling (XFEM) under moving compression and traction loading in Abaqus but I get warning regarding the crack under compression load as follows:


Anyone facing the same issue?

Kind regards,


Compression buckling of polymeric beam/column


I have a problem with a stacked colum of elastomeric membranes (natural rubber or silicone).

I am looking for a compression buckling criterion that applies for hyperelastic materials in presence of large deformations (up to 400%).

I've read about Haringx formula, that should apply for these materials, but I suspect that it is valid for small strains only.

My question is:

- is there a suitable buckling criterion for this case?

ABAQUS-cohesive elements in compression

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Nano Puncture Resistance Using Nanoindentation

Traditional Puncture Tests are typically used to determine the penetration characteristics of a wide range of protective material such as films, foils or membrane. It is widely used in food and medical industries on applications ranging from food packaging to rubber gloves and needles. The test is preformed like that of a compressive test. A probe, with multiple tip selection, uses increasing load until material is penetrated and load is recorded at failure.

Cai Shengqiang's picture

Poroelasticity of a covalently crosslinked alginate hydrogel under compression

This paper studies the poroelastic behavior of an alginate hydrogel by a combination of theory and experiment. The gel—covalently crosslinked, submerged in water and fully swollen—is suddenly compressed between two parallel plates. The gap between the plates is held constant subsequently, and the force on the plate relaxes while water in the gel migrates. This experiment is analyzed by using the theory of linear poroelasticity.

Cohesive material zone model and ABAQUS subroutines


I'd like to ask if anybody knows if it is possible to use an ABAQUS usersubroutine that could vary some parameters (τmax, kn or ks etc) of the cohesive zone model of ABAQUS with the vertical pressure applied on the interface. The new ability of ABAQUS to support cohesive behaviour in contact surfaces seems very interesting and useful, however how could somebody simulate the interface under a compression - shear regime that may follow a Mohr-Coulomb type behaviour?

How to define the contact state if the corresponding cohesive element is under compression (ABAQUS)

Hi. I am currently using cohesive element traction-separation law for modeling interface element between FRP and concrete. Can any one tell me how to define the contact state if the corresponding cohesive element is under compression in ABAQUS?   Yes, it's said that there won't be any damage if pure compression is applied to cohesive element, but my questions is how to consist of assuming that friction occurs on the damaged part as there is no friction definition in cohesive traction-separation law.   Please add comments if you know something about this. Thanks for help ^_^

Compression Testing of alumina ceramics


Hi all ,

We were doing compression testing of alumina using Instron compression testor. plates used to compress the specimen is made up of Steel. When we applying load in elastic region we are not able to see right deflection because of compliance. Deflection of alumina is not clear as we are getting lots of compliance error. Has anyone faced similar problems. Is changing the steel plate and using any hard material in place of steel is the solution.



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Stress intensity factors for a slanted crack under compression

Hello everyone,

Here is the problem I have: I'm modeling the geometry of a simple straight edge crack in a 2D elastic medium using Abaqus. I assume plain stress conditions. The crack makes an angle with the horizontal, is small enough to be considered as embedded in an infinite domain (ratio crack length/size of domain < 1/10) and I apply a vertical compressive load on top of my domain. I fixed one point in displacement at the bottom of it and the whole bottom edge is constrained not to move vertically.

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Deformation of FCC Nanowires by Twinning and Slip

We present atomistic simulations of the tensile and compressive loading of single crystal FCC nanowires with <100> and <110> orientations to study the propensity of the nanowires to deform via twinning or slip.  By studying the deformation characteristics of three FCC materials with disparate stacking fault energies (gold, copper and nickel), we find that the deformation mechanisms in

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