Element Selection in Abaqus

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About this Course
Course objectives
Upon completion of this course you will be able to: Understand the distinguishing characteristics of the wide range of continuum and structural elements available in Abaqus for stress analyses Understand modeling features that may cause certain types of elements to behave poorly Choose appropriate element types for different applications including the effects of fully or nearly incompressible material behavior, contact, bending, etc.
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Targeted audience
Simulation Analysts

Prerequisites
This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus

2 days

3ds.Day 1 Lecture 1 Solid Elements in Abaqus Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Demo 1 www.com | © Dassault Systèmes Conventional Shell Elements Shell Elements Continuum Shell Elements Beam and Frame Elements Beam Elements Lecture 9 Workshop 5 . Hourglassing.com | © Dassault Systèmes Cylindrical and Infinite Elements Solid Element Integration. and Incompressible Material Behavior Hourglass control Plane Strain Elements Key Properties of Solid Elements Plane Stress Elements Modeling Bending and Stress Concentrations with Solid Elements 3-D Solid Elements Workshop 1 Lecture 4 Workshop 2 Lecture 5 Workshop 3 Day 2 Lecture 6 Structural Elements in Abaqus Lecture 7 Workshop 4 Lecture 8 www.3ds.

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4. Axisymmetric Elements with Twist (S) 8. 5. 6. L1. 2.com | © Dassault Systèmes 90 minutes Solid Elements in Abaqus L1.1 Lesson content: Solid Elements in Abaqus www. Introduction Solid Elements in Abaqus Planar Elements Generalized Plane Strain Elements (S) Axisymmetric Elements Axisymmetric Elements with Nonaxisymmetric Response (S) 7. 3.3ds.2 Here are the steps to be followed: www.com | © Dassault Systèmes 1.Lesson 1: Solid Elements in Abaqus The following topics are covered in this lesson. Three-dimensional Elements (S) Abaqus/Standard only .3ds.

Cylindrical Elements (S) 2.3ds.1 Lesson content: Cylindrical and Infinite Elements www.Lesson 2: Cylindrical and Infinite Elements The following topics are covered in this lesson.2 Here are the steps to be followed: 1. Infinite Elements www.com | © Dassault Systèmes (S) Abaqus/Standard only .com | © Dassault Systèmes 60 minutes Cylindrical and Infinite Elements L2.3ds. L2.

5. Hourglassing. Complete only one.com | © Dassault Systèmes 1.2 Here are the steps to be followed: www. 4. 90 minutes Solid Element Integration.com | © Dassault Systèmes Lesson content: Solid Element Integration.1 The following topics are covered in this lesson. and Incompressible Material Behavior L3. Hourglassing.3ds. and Incompressible Material Behavior Workshop Preliminaries Demonstration 1: Hourglass control Workshop 1: Plane Strain Elements (IA) Workshop 1: Plane Strain Elements (KW) Both interactive (IA) and keywords (KW) versions of the workshop are provided. Numerical Integration Hourglassing and Hourglass Control Incompressible Material Behavior The B Approach Hybrid (Mixed) Elements (S) Demonstration (S) Abaqus/Standard only . 6. 3.3ds. Hourglassing.Lesson 3: Solid Element Integration. www. and Incompressible Material Behavior L3. 2.

Key Properties of First-Order Triangles and Tetrahedra Key Properties of Fully Integrated FirstOrder Quads and Bricks Key Properties of Reduced-Integration First-Order Quads and Bricks Key Properties of Second-Order Triangles and Tetrahedra Key Properties of Fully Integrated SecondOrder Quads and Bricks (S) Key Properties of Reduced-Integration Second-Order Quads and Bricks (S) Using Second-Order Bricks in Contact Problems (S) Quads/Bricks or Triangles/Tetrahedra? First.2 Here are the steps to be followed: 1. 5.or Second-Order Elements? (S) Abaqus/Standard only . 4. 9.3ds. www. 60 minutes Key Properties of Solid Elements L4. Complete only one.3ds.com | © Dassault Systèmes 3. 2. L4.Lesson 4: Key Properties of Solid Elements The following topics are covered in this lesson. 6.com | © Dassault Systèmes Both interactive (IA) and keywords (KW) versions of the workshop are provided. 8. 7.1 Lesson content: Key Properties of Solid Elements Workshop 2: Plane Stress Elements (IA) Workshop 2: Plane Stress Elements (KW) www.

Continuum vs. Structural Elements (E) Abaqus/Explicit only . Summary: Modeling Bending Using Continuum Elements 4. 60 minutes Modeling Bending and Stress Concentrations with Solid Elements L5.3ds.2 Here are the steps to be followed: www. Abaqus/Explicit 8. L5.com | © Dassault Systèmes Both interactive (IA) and keywords (KW) versions of the workshop are provided. Incompatible Mode Elements 3. Stress Concentrations 5.com | © Dassault Systèmes 1.3ds.1 Lesson content: Modeling Bending and Stress Concentrations with Solid Elements Workshop 3: 3-D Solid Elements (IA) Workshop 3: 3-D Solid Elements (KW) www. Abaqus/Standard vs. Bending Problems and Shear Locking 2.Lesson 5: Modeling Bending and Stress Concentrations with Solid Elements The following topics are covered in this lesson. Second-order Accuracy (E) 6. Complete only one. Solid Element Selection Summary 7.

3.com | © Dassault Systèmes 60 minutes Structural Elements in Abaqus L6.1 Lesson content: Structural Elements in Abaqus www. 2. L6.2 Here are the steps to be followed: www.Lesson 6: Structural Elements in Abaqus The following topics are covered in this lesson. 4.3ds. Mode-based and Implicit Dynamics (S) (S) Abaqus/Standard only . Shear Flexible Formulation of Shells and Beams 6.3ds. Thickness Changes 7. Overview Introduction Structural Elements in Abaqus Classical Formulation of Thin Shells and Slender Beams (S) 5.com | © Dassault Systèmes 1.

Lesson 7: Conventional Shell Elements The following topics are covered in this lesson. 2 hours Conventional Shell Elements L7. Conventional vs.3ds. Axisymmetric shell elements 7. Comparison Studies 6.com | © Dassault Systèmes 1.com | © Dassault Systèmes Both interactive (IA) and keywords (KW) versions of the workshop are provided. Complete only one.1 Lesson content: Conventional Shell Elements Workshop 4: Shell Elements (IA) Workshop 4: Shell Elements (KW) www. Defining Conventional Shells 3. Conventional Shell Element Behavior 4. Continuum Shell Elements 2. L7. Conventional shell Element Types 5.3ds.2 Here are the steps to be followed: www. Viewing Shell Element Output .

3ds. Defining the Thickness Direction for Continuum Shell Elements 3. L8. Shell Element Selection Summary 6.com | © Dassault Systèmes 60 minutes Continuum Shell Elements L8. Continuum Shell Modeling 4.2 Here are the steps to be followed: www. Abaqus/CAE Demonstration: Controlling the Mesh Stack Direction .3ds. Continuum Shell Example 5.Lesson 8: Continuum Shell Elements The following topics are covered in this lesson.com | © Dassault Systèmes 1.1 Lesson content: Continuum Shell Elements www. Introduction to Continuum Shell Elements 2.

2 Here are the steps to be followed: www.com | © Dassault Systèmes Both interactive (IA) and keywords (KW) versions of the workshop are provided. Beam Elements Defining Beam Elements Viewing Beam Element Output Meshed Beam Cross Sections (S) Beam Element Selection Summary Frame Elements (S) (S) Abaqus/Standard only . L9.Lesson 9: Beam and Frame Elements The following topics are covered in this lesson. 3. 2 hours Beam and Frame Elements L9. 4.1 Lesson content: Beam and Frame Elements Workshop 5: Beam Elements (IA) Workshop 5: Beam Elements (KW) www. 2.com | © Dassault Systèmes 1.3ds. Complete only one. 5. 6.3ds.

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