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Cohesive Analysis with Abaqus/Explicit

Hello all,

I'm trying to model composite delamination under non-severe impact on layered composites in ABAQUS/Explicit.

To begin with, I've modeled a 2D aluminum with a finite very low thickness cohesive layer with traction-separation behavior between. Then, I give some displacement to the middle-top node to simulate an impact scenario. However, even in this simple configuration, I'm having stress distribution problems when the models with cohesive layer between and without cohesive layer are compared.

Crack Propagation by Cohesive Element

Hi everyone,

 I've been working on crack propagation problem by cohesive elements in Abaqus.

 I have a sandwich struture where adhesive bonds two steels together. And I've attached part of my input file in the following.

 I can have the stress and strain distribution, but I really expect the crack will propagate in the midplane of the adhesives. I don't know whether I have to preset a line in the middle of adhesive as existing crac, or I can set some crack interaction to get the crack growth result. 

Cohesive Zone and Cohesive Element

Hi all,

I had been trying to reproduce a crack propagation problem using XFEM/Cohesive Zone. The problem is a 200x200x50 notched plate which has been simulated using plane strain elements 200x200 with 50 mm thickness.

I generated the cohesive layer (zero thickness) between the plane strain elements in the notch region, as cohesive elements and cohesive material properties which will define the crack initiation location.

Abaqus cohesive elements/cohesive surface

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For my
graduation project I’m working on a model to describe cracking behavior. For
this model I want to model a fibre-epoxy interface, see the attached figure 1
(due to symmetry only a quarter is modeled). The fibre part is modeled with
lineair elastic material. The epoxy part is modeled with CPS4 elements, with
elastic behavior and MAXPS damage (damaged evolution included). The connection
between the fibre and epoxy interface can be modeled with both a cohesive
surface and cohesive elements.  However

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how to define cohesive element property? because the cohesive element layer is our imaginary

I'm modeling rock fracture problem with cohesive element. I konw the propertiey of the solid element around the fracture because we can measure it (rock sample) in the lab. but as regard to how to define the propeties of cohesive element, I'm completely lost.

in fact, the cohseive element is a fictitious one, not a real matearial in the physical world, we can't mearsure its propety by physical means. then how can we know what parameters we should enter ?

need your help, thanks

how can I link vumat to cohesive elemet


    recently,i want to write a delamination law using vumat,but coh3d8 element with  a traction-separation has s33,s13, vumat,stressold(nblock,ndir+nshr),i don't kown if s33 is  correspond to stressold(nblock,3),and if s23 is  correspond to stressold(nblock,5),

   i hope someone can help me.

How to define the contact state if the corresponding cohesive element is under compression (ABAQUS)

Hi. I am currently using cohesive element traction-separation law for modeling interface element between FRP and concrete. Can any one tell me how to define the contact state if the corresponding cohesive element is under compression in ABAQUS?   Yes, it's said that there won't be any damage if pure compression is applied to cohesive element, but my questions is how to consist of assuming that friction occurs on the damaged part as there is no friction definition in cohesive traction-separation law.   Please add comments if you know something about this. Thanks for help ^_^

Differences between cohesive/interface/embedded process zone

I am PhD student and i'm working on the behavior of bonded joints under impact and i have one question :What are the differences between a cohesive element, an interface element and a embedded process zone element ?  Do they have fundamental differences or it's only a difference of the cohesive law expression.

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Loading problems in simulate crack propagation with cohesive element

Hi all:

When I simulate a crack propagate along interface between film and substrate with cohesive element, different load-deflection curves of film were achieved when I applied load or displacement on film, respectively.  I think it should achieve same results regardless which kind of load I selected.  Please help me find what’s wrong with my simulation.

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