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Lunch & Learn Seminar with Simpleware and SIMULIA, April 27 2016

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Time: 10:00 am EDT 

Venue: SIMULIA Great Lakes Region, 3200 Greenfield Road, Suite 310, Dearborn, MI 48120

Organisers: SIMULIA Great Lakes Region, Ms Lynne SUNDBERG

Troubles with ABAQUS subroutine compiler after update of Visual Studio 2015

I always use "Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0" and "Intel\Composer XE 2011 SP1" to apply all the user subroutines.

Recently, the university administrator updated the Visual Studio to 2105 (14.0) on my lab computer. 

When I tried to run an OLD simulation which WORKED perfectly before, it returned me the error message below:


Begin Linking Abaqus/Standard User Subroutines

   Creating library standardU.lib and object standardU.exp

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strains from the given Displacements with given X Y values by Radial Basis Function Thin Plate Spline in MATLAB

Dear Researchers 

I have attach a text file with this message in which I have written all my code. I have applied the Radial Basis Function (interpolation) to find approximated displacements.

f = RBF(r)*a

f = given values e-g displacements to be approximate

RBF(r)= Radal Basis function (Thin Plate spline)

a= Radial Basis Function coefficient

X= x distance from the origin (given) (first column of disppoints)

Y= y distance from the origin (given)(second column of disppoints) For example as below

X    Y    f(U)

1    5    4

(ABAQUS CAE) piezoelectric analysis


I'm doing piezoelectric analysis using abaqus CAE v6.12.

Specifically, what I'm doing now is to make the bimorph piezoelectric harvester model using Abaqus CAE

and to validate my model.

My FE model is made based on the model developed by A Erturk and D J Inman in their paper,

'An experimentally validated bimorph cantilever model for piezoelectric energy harvesting from base excitations'

They presented the analytical solution for voltage output and experimental validation is also presented in this paper.

Thermo-mechanical analysis ( Heat transfer due to radiation and convection)

I know you place tremendous value on your time so I’ll be brief.
I am trying to do a thermo-mechanical analysis of a closed region (H=75cm). In this region, at the bottom, the Temperature is around 700 degree. A structural beam is placed at the height of 25 cm from the bottom surface in closed region.
I want to simulate the heat transfer from the bottom surface to beam due to convection (because air is there as a medium in closed region) and radiation.

How do you solve the system error code 1073741819 in Abaqus 6.12?

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Hi I am getting this error message while running a UELMAT:

Webinar: Tips & Trips When Working with Simpleware ScanIP, Feb 10 2016

ScanIP Webinar

Looking to increase your productivity with the ScanIP software suite? Join this webinar to learn how to unlock the full potential of the software. Regardless of your engineering field, you will leave with new skills that will help you work faster and more efficiently in ScanIP.

Attend this webinar to learn some of the most effective tips and tricks used by the application engineers at Simpleware. A range of topics will be covered, including:

How to model hybrid composite in ABAQUS?

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Hello everyone,

Merge mesh in Abaqus

Hi I tried to mesh these two plates with two cases having different geometries. I am trying to achieve something similar in complex geometry in abaqus. But I think the problem is with shapes or if it is something else, please help me with this. I tried in solid elements too it did not work either. I have attached image where you can see two cases 

Please see the attached file for detailed view

Simpleware Case Study: Homogenisation of the Material Properties of Multi-Phase Materials

Simpleware Double Precision Shell

Modelling large structures containing multiple phases over much shorter length scales is often very difficult. Learn how Double Precision Consultancy in the UK solved this problem using Simpleware software when analysing a Mussel shell acquired using X-ray tomography.


How do i add a reinforcement beam to a door of a car at the front using the ls dyna contact card CONSTRAINED_RIGID_BODY ?

Simpleware Case Study: Reverse Engineering Automotive Parts

Simpleware for automotive NDE and reverse engineering

Reverse engineering and analysing industrial automotive parts can be a challenge, given the complexity of materials used and the need for precision when processing image data. Researchers have used Simpleware ScanIP to overcome these difficulties in a project involving the conversion of CT data of a cylinder head into a high-quality 3D model suitable for inspecting defects and exporting simulation-ready meshes.

Simpleware Webinar: Automotive Applications, Tuesday Nov 24 2015

Simpleware for Automotive Webinar

Tuesday Nov 24, 2015 - 8:00am-9:00am GMT (London)

Tuesday Nov 24, 2015 - 5:00pm-6:00pm GMT (London)


ABAQUS - increase the size of the interior elements

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Hello everyone,

I am currently working on modelling ITZ zones in concrete 2D microstructure. ITZ is the cement paste zone near the surface of aggregate which differs in properties from bulk cement paste. The thichness of ITZ zone ranges from 10-50 micrometer (0.01 - 0.05 mm). The size of RVE I am using is 100X100 mm which makes ITZ a very fine detail in my microstructure. I have created a instance in abaqus merging all parts, Aggregate, ITZ and Matrix( Cement Paste).

I seeded the instance with using these parameter:

Global Size: 2

ABAQUS XFEM error message: std_findcutoneedge3d8_xfem

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Hi everyone,

After switching from a working 2D model to 3D, I'm facing the following error message after about 20 iteration steps:

The system error in std_findcutoneedge3d8_xfem -- nodal level set values might not be correct for element 12345 instance FEM_MODEL_V1

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Periodic displacement loads decompose with 4 load steps in Abaqus

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 I want to simulate a dynamic motion of a pipe under periodic displacement loads.

ABAQUS Subroutine Error

Good day 

I have encountered and Error within Abaqus Cmd prompt after numerous trial and error installations and path designations. Below is a display message retained from the cmd stating every system environment has been passed but stil no abaqus subroutine available?Using Abaqus 6.10 +VS2008+Fortran 11.1 installed in that order. Below is a display message from the prompt. Any suggestions would now be appreciated. Regards

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Impact Force plotting using Abaqus/Explicit

Hello Everyone

I am trying to simulate material dumping process from shovel onto mining dump truck. And for that i am using Abaqus/Explicit.  When i plot the contact force of material falling onto truck body under gravity, it gives me the maximum value of 0.12e+11, where as a simple theoretical analysis shows that the resulting impact force for 100 tons of material falling under gravity should be 9e5 N. I am not been able to understand the reason that why Abaqus /Explicit is exaggerating the impact/contact force so much. And i dont know how to correct this thing.

Abaqus 3d Tunnel model


im making a 3d model of a tunnel excavation and its subsequent settlement using abaqus.

i have made a model in which the tunnel is excavated to a certain section. but my problem is that i cant simulate the progress of excavation. for example a model in which the tunnel gets excavated in 2-meter steps. and in each step 2 meter of soil gets excavated.

i have searched the internet and i think there are plug-ins which can help doing this. can anyone tell me how i can download such plug-ins? or introduce me another way to model the progress of the tunnel excavation?


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