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Tutorial Details: Learn To Use ABAQUS for Engineering Simulations

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Location: 585 Walter
Instructor(s): Shuxia Zhang, MSI, Dr. James P. Hambleton,

ABAQUS is a suite of powerful engineering simulation programs based on the finite element method. It can solve problems ranging from relatively simple linear analyses to the most challenging nonlinear simulations. ABAQUS contains an extensive library of elements that can model virtually any geometry. It has an equally extensive list of material models that can simulate the behavior of most typical engineering materials including metals, rubber, polymers, composites, reinforced concrete, crushable and resilient foams, and technical materials such as soils and rock.

This tutorial will discuss the use of ABAQUS CAE for designing engineering models and will consist of two parts:

(1) A lecture covering the basic equations that ABAQUS uses to solve subject given boundary conditions and material constitutive properties.

(2) A 2.5-hour hands-on portion focusing on the use of ABAQUS CAE for designing engineering models. A few examples will be demonstrated. Attendees will reproduce one or more of the examples.

Prerequisites: None