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Tricky!!! How to read CPRESS(contact pressure) in a subroutine

I want to set the contact pressure as a input in the routine but I don't know if there is a subroutine allows reading the contact pressure.

Thanks a lot for answering the question!!!

Question about the tangential behavior of ABAQUS

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Hello everyone, I am using ABAQUS to study the tangential behavior (friction) at the interface between rock-machine. I know tangential behaivour simualtion is key for my model, I read the manual, but still have some puzzels, hoping you could help me, much appreciated in advance!


VUMAT general queries

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I am beginner in abaqus and I want to write a VUMAT for VIB method to simulate fracture, while writing VUMAT i encountered following problems 

1) For 2D plane stress problem how to calculate strainInc(*,3). It is increment for that step or value of strain till that step?

2) What is effect of that defination on answer I am getting?

MSC.Marc Subroutine

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I wrote the following subroutine to extract nodal stress values. It perfectly writes down the nodal stresses in MSC.Marc installed for Linux; however, when I try to implement this subroutine in MSC.Marc installed for Windows using intel(R) Visual Fortran compiler, error "forrt1: severe <157>: Program Exception - access violation" occurs.

The subroutine is:

      subroutine impd(lnode,dd,td,xord,stnod,f,v,a)

      include '../common/implicit'

      include '../common/array3'

      include '../common/array2'

software comparison (abaqus, ansys, flac, udec)

hi everyone, right now I am writing my reserach proposal and met some question really need your help. thank you in advance!

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A UMAT Code In ABAQUS - Progressive Failure Analysis

I have written a UMAT code in ABAQUS. This UMAT degrades the young modulus of an isotropic elastic material at a point when the VonMises stress at that point reaches a specific value. It can be seen as a simple progressive failure code. I have applied this UMAT code to a Notched plate under uniform tension.

The problem is that exactly before the damage initiation, the ABAQUS/Standard diverges. I am sure that there is a very simple mistake that I just can't see!

Ansys Non Linear ANALYSIS

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When Working on Ansys Non Linear Static Structural Analysis, I couldn't comprehen while defining and assigning material properties to corrosponding bodies.

When I give different random values for density in Engineering Data and runing the jobs parallely the results look SIMILAR for all the independent values, I couldn't fish out on what basis do the software is giving out results.

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Which IDE are you using for ABAQUS coding

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IDE is the environment where we code, we have VS2008 for c++/c ... coding, and we also have "Qt creator" for qt related c++ coding. Do you have any idea on a friendly IDE for ABAQUS coding?

Simpleware Case Study: Total Hip Replacement Implant Positioning

CAD and FE models of hip implants

Positioning hip implants poses a number of challenges, particularly in terms of getting bone and implant contact right. While experimental testing can be costly, image-based modelling can be very effective at predicting the best and worst positions for implants. 

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ABAQUS: nice colorbar ranges

I have produced a python script that automates setting up reasonable values in the ABAQUS/CAE colorbar, basically setting up Tecplot functionality.  After executing the script from File->Run Script, you have access to a function that you can call in the built-in interpreter,

>>> SetContourRange(minval, maxval)

problem with Numeric import in abaqus 6.11

Hi, i'm using abaqus 6.11

i am going to link matlab with abaqus using python scripting to perform an iterative analysis

the problem is that i get the error "ImportError: No module named Numeric"

please help me how to solve this problem


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cdmHUB: Publish and Run Composites Simulation Tools In the Cloud

We recently launched the Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB (, a community-driven, collaborative platform that has the unique capability to let users to freely publish and run simulation codes in the cloud in addition to all the social network functionalities (blogging, questions/answers, groups, etc.).

Difficulties with User Subroutines in ABAQUS

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I'm a relatively new ABAQUS user, and have been experiencing some troubles with user subroutines (specifically UMAT's).


At the moment, I am trying to implement a tutorial UMAT available at this site:


I'm working with elastic.f and elas_axiforce.inp.  I've modified elas_axiforce.inp to have the lines for DEPVAR.

I'm using a linux operating system, with my .inp, .f, and .env files all in the same working directory.


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Help compile list of available micromechanics codes

Computer simulations will be used more and more for composites design and manufacturing. Before an engineer can simulate, there are at least two questions: what are the tools available and which one works for my problem. Thus, as a start, cdmHUB plan to compile a list of micromechanics codes for the community, including commercial codes, public domain codes, or research codes. To make the list as complete as possible, we need your help.

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Run GEBT online within a web browser

One can now run GEBT (Geometrically Exact Beam Theory), a general-purpose nonlinear composite beam solver, online within a web browser through Users do not have to install the code on their own machine. And users can access to immediate support if run into any questions. You are welcome to try out the code and let me know any of your questions. 

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Run Abaqus from a Java code

Dear all:


Is it possible to run Abaqus from a Java code? or is there any communication way between Abaqus and Java?

I want to simulate a simple problem and pass some info from Abaqus to Java code and vice versa.



M. Malekan


Case Study Effect of Pore Size on Pellet-Based Catalyst Flow

We have a new case study on our website based on research at Imperial College into multiscale tomography and calculating permeability for catalysts. The project involved studying the influence of pore structure on fluid flow across large length scales in silica-alumina pellet-based catalysts.

3D data at different length scales was obtained from XMT, DBFIB-SEM and ET scanning and segmented into a binarised dataset.

Composite Layup in ABAQUS: Field output at integration points

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Hi all,

I am trying to understand how Composite Layup works in ABAQUS. I have specified 5 integration points for each ply in the Composite Layup definition but I am getting the field output only at 2 integration points in every ply (the top and the bottom-most points). I do not understand this anamoly. Is there some additional definition that we need to give while defining the Layup so as to be able to see the field output (atleast stress) at all the integration points. 


Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance :)



How to put concrete in a brb(Buckling restrained brace) in Abaqus?

hi every body
I model a brb(Buckling restrained brace) in Abaqus but my question is How to put concrete in a brb or How do I define the concrete inside the brb that work together?

Portuguese version of cadec-online available

The Protuguese version of is available. Previous versions include English, Spanish, and Farsi. English is the base version for the developement of the app. I did the Spanish translation. Farsi and Portuguese were done by volunters. We are looking for volunteers for other translations. pls contact me if interested.  

Simpleware Case Study: Fuel Cell Microstructure from FIB Data

In this case study, based on work carried out at Imperial College and University College London, research was carried out into the performance of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). The microstructure of an SOFC electrode was obtained using FIB tomography, and a volume mesh generated in Simpleware software, with the model then exported to Abaqus CAE. Boundary conditions were set in the solver and stress analysis conducted, which were able to approxiamte peak maximum principal stresses in response to thermal expansion.


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