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Crack propagation using VCCT in ABAQUS

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I am expected to calculate strain energy release rate for a single lap composite joint using VCCT in ABAQUS.How do I go about it?

The manual saya some thing about debonding? How do i do that in my model?




fracture mechanics of functionally graded materials (FGM)

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Hi everybody,

I'm looking for some resources (textbooks,webpages,papers)  to give me some insights into stress analysis and fracture mechanics of functionally graded materials. i appreciate any suggestions.



Cracking option in ABAQUS

Dear All,

I am modelling the cracking in concrete in Abaqus CAE using the Brittle cracking option in Abaqus.

Now i want to see the output results (Contours of cracks) like CRACK, CKE, CKSTAT etc.

But i dont know how to see that output

Can some one help me


Kind Regards 


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Gough-Stewart robot

I am working on modelling new type Gough-Stewart robot, I have some problems in modelling. Can anyone help with this?

 M Nouri

Compressive Strength of Fabric??

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I am trying to model a rubber impregnated fabric as rebar in Abaqus Standard. It seems that the rebar is only good in uniaxial tension load and it causes convergence problem in bending and compression loading. The fabric and rubber matrix has a compressive strength and that is critical to the model that I am analyzing. What would be a good approach to include compression on fabric rebar? The compressive strength of fabric matrix should be an order of magnitude lower than the tensile strength but I do not have a test data in compressive loading.

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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.

Laterally loaded pile groups

Hi, I am Ramy, I am about to perform some analyses on laterally loaded pile groups in sandy soils, does anyone have any idea about the best constitutive model to use?, loading is static. And I am using PLaxis 3D foundations version 2.1 Regards, Ramy

abaqus drilling

hi...i am doing drilling simulation on abaqus.... 

it consist of two parts...a tool and a blank.... 

now when i am running analysis...tool touches the blank and goes back. 

i checked material data...density,elasticity...and i used surface to surface interaction with penalty as interaction property.... is there any other data that i need to include....???if yes then how....

can any one tell me ... 

Recruiting a PhD student for FEM modeling background Fall 2010

A PhD research assistant starting Fall 2010 is sought for a student having FEM modeling and mechanics background.

Applying to the graduate program ASAP in Dept. of Civil and Env. Engineering at the University of Connecticut is encouraged. 

RA will be selected from the application pool. 

Please contact for questions.

Using Abaqus for cracks in the rocks

Hello Everyone,

 My research is in petroleum geomechanics and I am Using Abaqus for my simulations of cracks and induced fractures in rocks around the wellbore I do have some problms and I will be happy if anybody can assist me:

1- I am interested in looking at Hoop stress at evry point around the wellbore ,but in Abaqus I can only see that in degrees of 0,90,180,270 of circular wellbore by using S1 and S2 ,naybody has a code or experience with that?

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High Frequency Elastic Wave Propagation (KHz or MHz)

Hi everybody, I'm so interested in analysis of wave propagation in solid medias. and I've started by studying some books like "Ultrasonic wave propagation in solid media"(Rose). My question is about the importance of this analysis  (propagation of high frequency elastic waves) in the structures. I know that the major application is in the field of Nondestructive Testing(NDT). but I don't know if it is usefull in vibrational analysis of mechanical structures (elastic waves with frequencies around KHz or MHz). is this study important in "dynamic response analysis" of mechanical structures in some special kind of loading like impact? I'd be gratefull if you could introduce me some examples.

Women in Computational Mechanics

Hi, I am Ms Zartasha Mustansar from the University of Manchester. I am currently working towards my PhD, funded by Microsoft and the Dorothy Hodgkins Postgraduate Award scheme. I am working in the Palaeontology Research Group, headed by Dr Phil Manning, who together with my supervisor Dr Lee Margetts, are leading the development of a new discipline "Computer Aided Palaeontology".

Solver for XFEM

In the FEM book by KJ Bathe and also in the fem book by G.Dhatt, it is said the direct solvers are generally more convenient than iterative solvers and new versions of them include reordering and efficient use of skyline method. In contrast there are iterative solvers with capability to directly manipulate sparse format of matrices. I am now working on XFEM coding with C++ and don't know what type of solver would be the best for XFEM. the conditioning issues of matrices obtained from XFEM would be a difficulty for the choice of preconditioners.

GI GII GIII computation in Rubber composites like tires (Comparaison between methods)

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2009-04-24 17:16:02

Hi all,

I am currently in my second year in Engineering school in France. I am doing research on 3D crack propagation in Rubber composites like tires.

And I wonder what is the best method to compute GI, GII and GIII. I have difficulties to choose between methods like EDI and VCCT for example.

I work in the finite strains case with static and dynamic. I also have difficulties to find papers on this subject with comparisons.

Can anyone please help me out with that

Thank You

Best Regards

Abaqus UEL for von Mises Plasiticity needed

Dear all,

I need an Abaqus UEL for von Mises plasticity as sample to learn how to write a UEL for plasticity. Does any body have any similar UEL code?



Ansys modelling

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transiant analysis of beam column joint



One_D groundwater flow equation by Meshfree methods

I am a new Ph.D student. I want to solve 1-D transient flow equation with Dirichlet meshfree method(Point collocation) with MQ-RBF (q=0.5).I've taken 11 nodes in a domain with 5 nodes in the support domain.How to take 5 nodes for 1st,2nd,10th and 11th node?How shape parameter α(alpha) is to be considered?


Hi all

Deos any know how to enter the mass properties from query into the file (abaqus.rpy).

note: I am using abaqus 6.8.1




A challenge to Mr. Koenemann

I am sure that several of you have followed Mr. Koenemann's posts with some interests.  For some it might be entertainment, and for others it might be like watching a car wreck.  In any case, several iMechanicians have attempted to convince Falk that his theories do not make sense.  We have all failed miserably at that task.  I am perhaps a bit slower than most, but it is clear to me that Mr. Koenemann will not be convinced by any physical or mathematical arguments.  So I am left with the ultimate arbiter of all theories, experimental measurement and observation.

Coupled Eulerian Lagrangian Analysis

Hi every one,

 I am in my final stage of my dissertation, which is about slamming analysis of boat hulls with help of CEL - in Abaqus. I am currently working in how to validate the results which I got. Is there any way except experimental method to validate the stress - strain results?

Please help me...


Kunal Baxi


vumat of an anisotropic material

hello everyone

     i want to model an anisotropic material(hill or barlat) in ABAQUS, in the VUMAT,but I don't know how to set some para such as R0,R45,R90

   could you give me a vumat ?



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