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Contact and Convergence with Abaqus/Standard


Lecture 1 1 2 3 4 5 Lecture 2 1 2 3 4 5 Lecture 3 1 2 3 4 Lecture 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 Lecture 5 Day 1 Introduction to Nonlinear FEA What is Convergence? When is a problem Nonlinear? Properties of Linear Problems in Mechanics Properties of Nonlinear Problems in Mechanics Numerical Techniques for Solving Nonlinear Problems Nonlinear FEA with Abaqus/Standard Equilibrium Revisited Nonlinear Solution Methods Abaqus/Standard Convergence Criteria:An Overview Automatic Time Incrementation Quasi-Newton Method Why Abaqus Fails to Find a Converged Solution The Basic Problems Understanding the Warning Messages Helping Abaqus Find a Converged Solution Common Errors and Warnings Solution of Unstable Problems Unstable Quasi-static Problems Globally Unstable Problems Locally Unstable Problems Automated Viscous Damping Implicit Dynamics Examples Convergence Problems: Element Behavior Hourglassing Bending Incompressible Materials Improved Surface Stress Visualization

Lecture 6 1 2 3 4 5 Lecture 7 1 2 3 4 a b c d e f 5 6 Lecture 8 1 2 3 4 a b Lecture 9 1 2 3 4

Day 2 Convergence Problems: Constraints and Loading General Remarks Overconstraints Detected in the Analysis Preprocessor Overconstraints Detected/Resolved During the Analysis Controlling Overconstraints Checks Example: Multibody Mechanism Introduction to Contact Analysis using Abaqus/Standard Surface-based Contact Contact Examples Ingredients of a Contact Model Using Contact Pairs Defining Surfaces Element-based Surfaces Node-based Surfaces Analytical Rigid Surfaces Discrete Rigid Surfaces Defining Contact Pairs Using General Contact Contact Output Overview Contact Formulations Contact Discretization Contact Enforcement Methods Relative Sliding Between Bodies Finite Sliding Small Sliding Contact Logic and Diagnostic Tools Newton Method The Contact Algorithm Contact Diagnostics (Visual) Contact Diagnostics (Text)

Day 3 Lecture 10 1 2 3 Lecture 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Lecture 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Contact Properties Pressure-Overclosure Models Friction Models Friction Enforcement Methods Overclosures and Interference Fits Initial Overclosure Strain-Free Adjustments Interference Fit Problems Interference Fit Techniques for General Contact Interference Fit Techniques for Contact Pairs Precise Specification of Clearance or Overclosure Interference Fit Example Modeling Tips & Additional Features Beam Contact Tie Constraints Initial Rigid Body Motion Contact With Quadratic Elements Geometry Smoothing for Curved Surfaces Dynamic Instabilities Modeling Corners Contact Pair removal and reintroduction Overclosure issues