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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
1
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”
 

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