User login

You are here


Abaqus tools

<p>Hi all</p>
<p>im modeling an laminated rubber isolator in abaqus and i have used mooney rivlin model.My model consists of three layers of rubber and steel plates in between.&nbsp; I dont know how to view the results for seperate parts of rubber and also how to adjust the contour plot valuees. kindly help me with it. thanks in advance.<a href=""><br /></a></p>

ageing viscoelastic

Hello everone

I am recently interested in viscoelastic composite materials with ageing effect. I will be very pleased if someone can advise me how to find a constitutive law with ageing effect. 



IMECE 2015: Student Travel Awards and Best Paper Contest

Dear IMECE Attendees:

The Applied Mechanics Executive Committee (AMD-EC) is pleased to announce the 2015 IMECE student travel award and best paper competition.

On the modeling of asymmetric yield functions

In the context of metal plasticity, the yield function of a metal polycrystal is its most complex macro-characteristic. Letting aside the questions of kinematic or distortional hardening, the basic problem is geometric in nature: to design a family of convex surfaces capable of reproducing a wide range of experimental, or theoretically predicted data. While many satisfactory solutions have been proposed for the modeling of symmetric (with respect to the origin of the stress space) yield functions, the more general case of asymmetric functions has not witnessed comparable progress.

Fan Yang's picture

Is energy conservation satisfied in the current deformation application schemes in molecular dynamic simulations?

In our recent paper, we examined the energy conservation for the current schemes of applying active deformation in molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Specifically, two methods are examined. One is scaling the dimension of the simulation box and the atom positions via an affine transformation, suitable for the periodic system. The other is moving the rigid walls that interact with the atoms in the system, suitable for the non-periodic system.

saimohan35's picture

How to extend crack in Mixed mode crack growth in Ansys ?

Hi, I am doing project on mixed mode crack growth of semi elliptical crack in gas turbine components under cyclic loading. Ansys has capability for finding J,K using CINT command. But, In mixed mode crack growth, i dont know how to deal with nodes and how to create random crack with new node coordinates obtained from previous steps. If you have any ansys code related to creating crack and finding fracture parameters like K, J (mode 1 or mixed mode), Can you please give me the code.


(I cant use any other software, only Ansys)

saimohan35's picture

Can any one provide any apdl code to perform automatic fatigue crack growth ??

Hi, I am using Ansys Apdl for 3d fatigue crack growth. I need any one code to understand how it can be automized (recreating crack with node shift and remeshing).


Thank you

Gravity induced crease-to-wrinkle transition in soft materials

Creasing and wrinkling instability are two distinct surface instability modes characterized by localized singular folds and continuous smooth undulations, respectively. In this article, we show that the surface of a soft elastomer may develop wrinkles or creases under compression and the action of gravitational force, depending on the magnitude of gravitational force.

Dargazany's picture

Ph.D. Positions in Mechanics of Soft Materials at Michigan State University

Our Group of High Performance Materials in Enviormental & Civil Engineering Department at Michigan State University has an openings for PhD positions to work on Multiscale Modeling of Soft Materials starting sSummer  or Fall 2015.

shabber hussain's picture

Post buckling of stiffened composite panel

Dear all,

I am working on postbuckling of stiffened composite panels using ANSYS. I have done few experiments and trying to simulate in ANSYS. I have performed nonlinear analysis using arc length method and the load-axial displacement curve obtained is too stiff (having 60% higher slope) compared to the experimental curve. I think BCs, material properties and loading is fine in the model. Can anyone have any suggestions to improve my results? 

Bisheswor's picture

load transfer in grephene laminates

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

Hi everyone,

                     First  little bit of background over my model.

My model is 3d,deformable solid extrude and consist of grephe flakes  each flakes depth is 0.33 nm and length we can input,We can input the total   box size in nm of layers in that box...and the size of flakes...and the layers are generated automatically with no pattern.And Both side are supported with support.And one side is fixed and another is provided with displacement load.The element is 4 node linear terahedron.


Bisheswor's picture

Multiscale modelling of load transfer in grephene laminates

Hi everyone,

                     First  little bit of background over my model.

My model is 3d,deformable solid extrude and consist of grephe flakes  each flakes depth is 0.33 nm and length we can input,We can input the total   box size in nm of layers in that box...and the size of flakes...and the layers are generated automatically with no pattern.And Both side are supported with support.And one side is fixed and another is provided with displacement load.The element is 4 node linear terahedron.


Moving Load in ABAQUS

I am trying to incorporate moving point load on a beam in ABAQUS but not sure which is the best way to do it? Can someone help?

mohsenzaeem's picture

Effect of variant strain accommodation on the three-dimensional microstructure formation during martensitic transformation: Application to zirconia

This paper computationally investigates the effect of martensitic variant strain accommodation on the formation of microstructural and topological patterning in zirconia. We used the phase-field technique to capture the temporal and spatial evolution of embryonic formation of the monoclinic phase in tetragonal single crystals. The three-dimensional simulations were able to capture the formation of all the possible monoclinic variants. We used the multivariant single embryo as an initial condition to mitigate the lack of nucleation criteria at the mesoscale.

Cai Shengqiang's picture

wet adhesion between two soft layers

Two solids can adhere to each other in the presence of a liquid bridge between them, which is called wet adhesion. When the solid is soft, the liquid bridge can cause deformation in the material, and in turn, the deformation may have dramatic effects on the wet adhesion. To investigate the effect, in this article, we calculate the deformation in two soft layers with different separations and connected by a liquid bridge. We illustrate the effect of deformation in the soft layers on the adhesive force.

Cai Shengqiang's picture

Drying-induced cavitation in a constrained hydrogel

Cavitation can be often observed in soft materials. Most previous studies were focused on cavitation in an elastomer, which is under different mechanical loadings. In this paper, we investigate cavitation in a constrained hydrogel induced by drying. With taking account of surface tension and chemo-mechanics of gels, we calculate the free energy of the system as a function of cavity size. The free energy landscape shows double-well structure, analogous to first-order phase transition.  Above the critical humidity, a cavity inside the gel is tiny.

Sulin Zhang's picture

Ripplocations = surface ripples + dislocations ?

Dislocations are topological line defects in three-dimensional crystals. Same-sign dislocations repel according to Frank s rule . This rule is broken for dislocations in van der Waals (vdW) layers, which possess crystallographic Burgers vector as ordinary dislocations but feature surface ripples”  due to the ease of bending and weak vdW adhesion of the atomic layers.

S Patel's picture

Abaqus data extracting

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 

hello sir/madam


i am performing the analysis on biamaterial crack problem on CT specimen for detrmining the plastic zone and i found mises data as i assigning the two sections for these analysis. Now i have found nonsequence order of the mises value due to clashing of mises value at common nodes. so, any one suggest me how to get mises values at each node either in proper order or with geomatrical coordinates. 

Cavitation in Rubber: An Elastic Instability or a Fracture Phenomenon?

The viewpoint that cavitation in rubber — that is, the sudden growth of inherent defects in rubber into large enclosed cavities in response to external stimuli — is a purely elastic phenomenon has long been known to be fundamentally incomplete. Essentially, this is because the local stretches around the defects at which cavitation initiates far exceed the elastic limit of the rubber, which therefore ought to inelastically deform by fracturing to accommodate their growth.

marco.paggi's picture

MUSAM - Multi-scale Analysis of Materials - Annual report 2014

Dear Colleague,


I would like to inform you that the annual report on the scientific and educational activities carried out by the research unit MUSAM on Multi-scale Analysis of Materials at IMT Lucca during 2014 can be downloaded from the following link:


Contact between two surfaces in Abaqus

Choose a channel featured in the header of iMechanica: 


Recoverable plasticity in penta-twinned metallic nanowires governed by dislocation nucleation and retraction

AbstractThere has been relatively little study on time-dependent mechanical properties of nanowires, in spite of their importance for the design, fabrication and operation of nanoscale devices.

Case Study: Modelling Ultrasonic Array Response of Real Cracks

Stress corrosion cracks can be a serious problem in many engineering industries, and especially so for critical parts. While an ultrasonic transducer can be used for the non-destructive evaluation of cracks with simple shapes, complex branching cracks, such as stress corrosion cracks, require ultrasonic arrays that consist of multiple transducers and are able to inspect at multiple angles.

mohsenzaeem's picture

Quantitative modeling of the equilibration of two-phase solid-liquid Fe by atomistic simulations on diffusive time scales

Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations based on the modified-embedded atom method (MEAM) and a phase-field crystal (PFC) model are utilized to quantitatively investigate the solid-liquid properties of Fe. A set of second nearest-neighbor MEAM parameters for high-temperature applications are developed for Fe, and the solid-liquid coexisting approach is utilized in MD simulations to accurately calculate the melting point, expansion in melting, latent heat, and solid-liquid interface free energy, and surface anisotropy.

Add XFEM crack to an already deformed model

I hope this can be done and I want to say thank you in advance for any feedback.

I have already completed a simulation of a plate with a hole and pulling a mandrel through the hole to expand it and create a plastically deformed hole.

Now, I would like to take this plastically deformed hole, add an XFEM crack and vertically pull to simulate a tension test.

Can this be done? 


Subscribe to RSS - research

Recent comments

More comments


Subscribe to Syndicate