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New release now available for the Mimics Innovation Suite

Leuven,Belgium, May 31, 2011. Materialise is proud to announce the newest release of the Mimics Innovation Suite. The software solution, already renowned for being the fastest  and easiest method for getting accurate 3D surface models from imaging data, is now faster and more user-friendly than ever. An example of the improved features is that several

nonuniform load in abaqus


Iwant to know if there is any other way except user subroutine for applying nonuniform load in a 2 dimesional abaqus model.


How to simulate compaction process of powder mettalurgy in Abaqus?

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I am doing ph.d work related to powder mettalurgy 

I want to simulate the compaction process ( in powder mettalurgy) by using ABAQUS.It is very essential to find a way to create a model which will behave as such as PM part.

Simple Cell Traction Force Script for Elastic Micropatterned Substrata

Hi readers, 

 This is MATLAB code that was written by myself and collaborators that we've sought to make available to the wider research community. The program is intended to track the displacements of micropatterned dots on a substrate in a similar manner to that performed by  Maloney et al. in "Influence of Finite Thickness on cellular adhesion-induced deformation of an compliant substrata". Physical Review E. 2008.

sweep mesh of a dome in ANSYS

I am dealing with a partial sphere dome in ANSYS, I created the volume by extruding half of an arch area along the axis at the dome center. I am using SOLID65 elements. The problem I am facing now is how to properly sweep mesh the whole volume ( actually, there are four 90 degree partial sphere together after the extrude of the area), because if I simply sweep the volume, the elements around the top center of the sphere will cause element shape warning in the static analysis.

Dose anyone have any idea about how to deal with the mesh around the center? 

Looking for detail process for creating aircraft wing with given airfoil co-ordinate using CATIA V5 R18 Software



 I am looking for detail process to create aircraft wing with given airfoil co-ordinate(*.txt) file using CATIA V5 R18 software. If anyone know then please email me your method.


 Thanks in advance. 

  Bhavin Patel



Output of ABAQUS for contact of a rigid surface with a poroelastic layer

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Hello, I am modeling the spherical indentation of a poroelastic layer. I am modeling the indenter as a rigid analytical surface. As you know, the total pressure in a porous medium at each point is the sum of the elastic stresses from the matrix, and the pore pressure caused by fluid pressurization. Abaqus provides both the pore pressure and of course the rest of the stress quantities.

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Abaqus Script Manual/Tutorial

I have written a introduction manual/tutorial on Abaqus Scripting. I got some good feedback from my colleagues. Therefore, I would like to share the manual.The manual should give a short introduction (it will not take more than one hour) to Abaqus script in Python.

You can find the manual here:

Abaqus Script Manual

Via the same link you can also find more information on the connection between Matlab and Abaqus

Good luck!

Defining density as a solution dependent variable in VUMAT (Abaqus/Explicit)?

Hi All,

I am trying to simulate tooth deformation. It involves that the density of tooth changes with deformation. I want to know is it possible to define density as a solution dependent variable in VUMAT?

 Thank you in advance!


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).

ABAQUS CAE specialist please help

Hello every,

I am trying to create the model in ABAQUS CAE with cohesive elements. I try a simple 2D case.I did the following

1. i create two parts a) rectagular part

                              b) a line whick suppose to be cohesie elements later

2. I create two materials , elastic and cohesive

 Then i create to sections Solid section and cohesive section

When i make section assignment for solid part it is ok, i see the material, but when i make section assignment to the cohesive part, no section name apears in the window.

orthotropic nonlinear viscoelasticity/creep in Ansys


 I would like to know if there is any chance to simulate orthotropic nonlinear viscoelasticity/creep of CFRP in ANSYS (e.g. by means of user programmable features (UMAT subroutines) or using the software DIGIMAT or others)? For the nonlinear part I would like to use Schapery's method.

 Many thanks for yor help!


ABAQUS CAE Tutorial on Cohesive elements

Dear ALl,

Who could recommend me tutorial for cohesive elements in CAE.

I have tried to find in Internet and didn't find it.

Best regards


quasi-static simulation


i am working on crushing of thin-walled section. i want to simulate quasi-static crushing in LS DYNA. for that i did scale the mass, but somehow it is not showing the deformation. i get deformation of .03mm for tube of 90mm. what might have been gone wrong?

please help me.


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Positive definite stress-strain matrix

Dear friends,

 I'm an MSc. student at Bogazici University, Turkiye and I'm working on a thesis project about the failure behaviour of fiber reinforced laminated composite plates under different loading types. The material which we use are AS4 fiber reinforced  prepregs and their mechanical properties are the following:


E11 =134,000 MPa

E22 = E33= 9480 MPa

G12 = G13= 5490 MPa

G23 MPa =3272

Modeling of a reinforced concrete beam under a rolling load.

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Hi, we're trying to model with ABAQUS a reinforced concrete beam under a rolling load. We want to investigate the compressive low cycle fatigue of reinforced concrete elements under a variable bending moment. We are using a Static Step (total step time: 18000 sec) and a concentrated force applied on the middle cross section with the following load history*:

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DNAD, a simple tool for automatic differentiation


I am writing to introduce DNAD, a Fortran module I wrote for automatic differentiation of analysis codes written in Fortran including those legacy codes written in Fortran 77. Although only implementation using Fortran 90/95 was carried out, it is straightward to translate it to a language you like such as c/c++.

how to get seepage quantity using ABAQUS

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Hi, I am doing a simulation of a reservoir, and I want  to calculate the water quantity on a boundary. But I find that it seems ABAQUS cannot output the results directly. If I were wrong, then how to output the seepage quantity, or if ABAQUS cannot do this, how can I get the result?


Need Help regarding SFTC DEform 3D software

i am using Deform 3D for my analysis but wats the problem in this software i cant input the material properties,flow stress of the material so the validation with theoritical becomes difficult so if anybody doe know about this how to input the matl pproperties and force of the press please help me

why does not my subroutine work?

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Hello, Everyone!

     This is the first time that I come here to ask for help,so I wish that I can get the answer!

     I'm modeling with ABAQUS, My problem is how to use a subroutine which contains two external functions ?I need your help, Thank you!

Help Regarding composite material Analysis in Ansys

hello to all,

                 I m new to composite material analysis, I am  doing a project for wind turbine analysis in ansys. The wind turbine contains total 96 layers of two different material which is stacked alternatlly. i dont know about the modelling and analysis procedure of composites. i don't understand how to connect the surfaces.

                 thanking you..............

Ansys File Import

I am working on a FEM project in which i should import a complicated 3D model to Ansys.

 I created The IGES format of the model which the size was 52Mb for the IGES file.The model contains very curvy surfaces and it is is created By 3D doctor....


when i import it to ANSYS it doesnt create any volume and i can see only small areas. 

now how can i make the model more handy for ansys....also i need to have a volume in order to meshing....

could u please help me to get out through this?


Computing Thermal Stresses for Composite using ABAQUS/CAE


I am new in ABAQUS. I am trying to find the thermal stresses created by change in temparature of 50'C for lainate consisting of [90/+45/-45/0]s configuration. Eventually what I intend to do is find the stresses under a simple uniaxial load which also consider the change of temperature while calculating the stresses in each ply. I have the material data for the coefficinet of thermal expansion both for longitudinal and trnasverse directions (alpha_11 and alpha_22).

Is there any suggetion of approches I may take.

Many thanks in advane !!!!




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