Monday, April 6, 2009

Abaqus: loads

When selecting surfaces for loads it is possible to select multiple surfaces at once by selecting the "by angle" option on the drop down list at the bottom of the screen.  At the bottom of the screen it says: Select surfaces for the load (drop down box). First select the by angle option and then an angle (default is 20 degrees). Then select a surface and all adjoining surfaces within 20 degrees of the plane you chose will be selected. When you have a slow computer or internet connection this really helps speed things up. 

When specifying fluxes be sure that the flux you specify is in the correct units (like kg/mm^2/s for a surface flux instead of something like g/cm^2/s). Units in Abaqus can drive people crazy because Abaqus doesn't care if the numbers are logical or not.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I am a student in University of Adelaide.I am very new to ABAQUS and desperately want to simulate masonry wall panel using this program. I do not even know how to begin.I want to create a 2D 0f 990x100 mm masonry wall panel which contain 210X100X52 mm bricks and 10 mm mortar.I know how to create a macro model of my masonry wall, but do not have Idea with the micro one, where we have to design brick units and mortar seperately... Could you please teach me coz I could not find yet the person who can teach me here in Adelaide.

    Hopefully you can help me, because I read your blog, you explain it very well with some figure


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