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Pushover on materials with softening in Abaqus

hello dear friends,

 

I am trying to conduct a pushover analysis on a 2D dam model by abaqus.the material is concrete and is modeled by damage plasticity. the problem is because of the softening issue ,while I apply force, the solution would not converge with a low magnitude of load and it remains elastic so I can not obtain a complete pushover curve. I have very little time to get the results so I appreciate anyone who would help.

 

Thanks 

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eng.femiran's picture

hi 

it is so simple.

the structure shoyld be subjected to lateral displacement instead of force.

define allowable displacement according to FEMA or ICOLD.

best regards

www.femiran.com

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