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Abaqus Truss Tutorial

# Abaqus Truss Tutorial

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ME 455/555 Intro to Finite Element Analysis Winter ‘09 Abaqus/CAE truss tutorial
©2009 Hormoz Zareh & Jayson Martinez
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Portland State University, Mechanical Engineering

Abaqus/CAE Truss Tutorial
(Revised January 21, 2009)

Problem

Description:

Solve for displacements of the free node and the reaction forces of the truss structure shown in thefigure. This is the sample problem from the lecture note example.Material is Steel with E = 210 GPa and
υ

=0.25.
1000 mm
1250 mm
750 mm
1 kN

ME 455/555 Intro to Finite Element Analysis Winter ‘09 Abaqus/CAE truss tutorial
©2009 Hormoz Zareh & Jayson Martinez
2
Portland State University, Mechanical Engineering

Analysis

Steps

1.

Start

Abaqus

and

choose

to

create

a

new

model

database

2.

In

the

model

tree

double

click

on

the

“Parts”

node

(or

right

click

on

“parts”

and

select

Create)

3.

In

the

Create

Part

dialog

box

(shown

above)

name

the

part

and

a.

Select

“2D

Planar”

b.

Select

“Deformable”

c.

Select

“Wire”

d.

Set

approximate

size

=

1

e.

Click

“Continue…”

4.

Create

the

geometry

shown

below

(not

discussed

here)

ME 455/555 Intro to Finite Element Analysis Winter ‘09 Abaqus/CAE truss tutorial
©2009 Hormoz Zareh & Jayson Martinez
3
Portland State University, Mechanical Engineering

5.

Double

click

on

the

“Materials”

node

in

the

model

tree

a.

Name

the

new

material

and

give

it

a

description

b.

Click

on

the

“Mechanical”

tab
Elasticity
Elastic

c.

Define

Young’s

Modulus

and

Poisson’s

Ratio

(use

base

SI

units)

i.

WARNING:

There

are

no

predefined

system

of

units

within

Abaqus,

so

the

user

is

responsible

for

ensuring

that

the

correct

values

are

specified

d.

Click

“OK”