Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [finite-element-method]

1
vote
1answer
32 views

How to introduce the CONSTITUTIVE equation into structure mechanics [closed]

Suppose I have stress and strain relationship and it can be simplified to the equation $\sigma=Function(\epsilon)$. This is the CONSTITUTIVE equation of the material I want to do research. Assume ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

How can I do engineering projects for money at home? [closed]

I am a M.Sc. graduate in mechanical engineering and I have experience with engineering software, like MATLAB, CATIA, and ABAQUS. I want to know how I can find industrial projects like finite element ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Calculate surface area and outward normal of each face(non-planar) for a irregular hexahedron.

I am using the vector cross product to calculate each surface area and thus the outward normal. However, this approach fails when the surfaces are non-planar. So what is the best approach to calculate ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Stress Tensor decomposition into Compression & Tensile forces

I'm working on a project that does a finite element simulation of a mesh. I can output the stress tensor at each node, but I'm not so sure how to implement failure criteria. If my material is brittle,...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How to transfer radial load and deflections between two cylinders?

I am trying to idealize the connection between two cylinders which transfer load in degree of freedom 1 and 3 in a cylindrical coordinate system, i.e. radial and axial load. I have created CBUSH ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

Is it possible to change a 'relaxing length' of edges for 8 node hexaedral element in 3d FEM

I am using 3D FEM with 8 node brick element to model a certain type of growth/expansion, which is not a plastic deformation. First, I apply a pressure/load and I get displacement and new position of ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Batter Hitting a Ball

Consider a batter hitting a ball. The ball exibits elastic deformation and rigid body translation. When will it happen that whole of the energy supplied by the batter is consumed in Structural ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Modelling radial Stiffness in Patran Usinf CBUSH Element

I am currently working on a project using MSC Nastran and Patran trying to model only radial stiffness between two hollow cylinders. I have been able to idealize a connection which has both radial and ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Force exerted on the CPU socket by heatsink

I am currently designing a replacement bracket for AM4 CPU coolers that will be compatible with different cooler models and allow them to be installed facing different directions, as AM4 socket is non-...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Joint Revolute or Fixed?

a shaft is driven by a motor, it is supported in two places by ball bearings and connected in third place by a motor. how can I use this example in Ansys WB? 1. variant : two places, where the bearing ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

ANSYS progressive damage fiber and matrix damage definition

I am doing a progressive damage analysis in ANSYS Workbench. When defining material properties in engineering data, I need to input Damage Initiation Criteria and Damage Evolution Law as shown in the ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Model Reduction - ANSYS

I am trying to reduce my model in ANSYS using Craig-Bampton Method. My ultimate goal is to read system matrices, stiffness, damping and mass matrix with MATLAB. I have been researching for a while, ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Curve-linear vs. Cartesian coordinate systems: linear-elastic & isotropic elasticity tensor

For shell elements, is the elasticity tensor for linear-elastic & isotropic materials the same in a local curve-linear (convected) system vs. a local Cartesian system? I wonder because ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

Viscoelasticity and Hyperelastic model, history and difference

Actually, I see some papers use viscoelasticity or hyperelastic model for the same materials. It seems to me that those models were invented in different eras, and the hyperelastic is a newer model ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Meshing Complex models in abaqus

I'm trying to mesh a model of a morphing wing in Abaqus and have been running into issues. It was recommended that I partition the model into smaller parts, but it seems that the more I try to ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Boundary Conditions fro Static Structural Analysis of a Turbine Rotor Using FEM

I am trying to perform static structural analysis of a turbine rotor which is rotating at a given angular speed, say 1000 rad/s. I also know the pressure distribution from CFD analysis. What are the ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

Should one use multiple elements through the thickness with multiple materials?

To get realistic results from a FEM calculation, it is common (or so I've been taught by someone who may not be up to date) to use at least four or five elements through the thickness of a beam or ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Bolted joint junker test with finite element method

Anybody knows a tutorial to make a finite element analysis for bolted joints like junker test(fastener vibration) in Solidworks or Ansys?
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Modeling Rotation and Translation of surface B.C. in Abaqus

I am trying to model a test which has grips that can translate in X and Y directions, as well as rotate. I have been trying to model this using constraints and a reference point but have not been able ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

How to create tapered beam in Patran

A hollow cylindrical beam with inner radius is constant and have a varying outer diameter. How can i create this structure using 1-D or 2-D in Patran
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Strain gauge placement to measure a twisting beam

Where is it best to place a strain gauge to measure the twist of a beam? And what type of gauge is best? In my application, I have a small metal part which experiences a twisting and bending force. ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

How to calculate residual strength of a corroded structure from their stress values?

Currently, I have an actual entire corroded bridge model in the FEM analysis in Abaqus I want to estimate the residual strength of this bridge due to corrosion from the output results in the Abaqus, I ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

How to prove that during loading session of glass container, which will happen first - overstressing or buckling (crushing) - via FEA?

How do I prove that during a loading session of a glass container, between two failure modes, overstressing or buckling (crushing), which will happen first via FEA? Is there any scientific way of ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

Debugging Ansys ACT C# Extensions

I'm using the Ansys ACT Api with C# to create an extension for Ansys (Mechanical). When developing the extension I need to build a dll file from C# code (using Visual Studio). My problem is that ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Polyurethane tube simulation in Solidworks [closed]

I am doing polyurethane tube simulation in Solidworks Simulation. I am using material PUR for polyurethane already defined in Solidworks. I have a question about the model type to be selected for ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Should I apply Force or Pressure, Ansys Static Structural

I am working on a project where I must find the maximum principal stresses on an object subjected to impact loading condition. I know the velocity of the object (the one which will hit the test object)...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Bad triangular-shell elements in Abaqus?

Abaqus 6.14 I have a 2D shell mesh reconstructed from a *.ply file. When I verify the mesh I get 55% bad elements (CPS3). So I get a list of all the bad elements & reconstruct the mesh again ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Abaqus implicit dynamic vs custom script

I'm trying to validate results from a custom code written with Matlab by comparing the results with Abaqus. I'm doing an implicit dynamic analysis using direct integration and, as done in Abaqus, I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Predicting frequencies, decays, levels, and phases of modes of a circular membrane (drum head)?

I have been working on some acoustic synthesis software for modelling several acoustic instruments. I am using the principle of modal synthesis, where every mode of vibration is individually ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Spatially dependent material property in Abaqus/CAE

I am modelling a plate as 3D deformable solid. My plate has a spatially dependent isotropic thermal expansion coefficient. I have defined this spatial distribution as a Discrete Field in a tabular ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Where to fix part in moment setup for FEA

I'm working on a project that involves supporting a distributed load on a bar that is held up by a moment at one end of a lever arm. My goal is to assess how much the bar bends under the distributed ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

FEM: What's D in the equation for half band width

In the equation for half band width given below, B = (D + 1)f my textbook states D to be the maximum difference between node numbers in an element and all the elements are considered for its ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Do finite elements have to be planar?

Is it possible to define a finite element that isn't planar? For example the shell element shown in the picture below...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Reasons for different analytical and simulated Young's modulus calculations

What can be some reasons for getting big differences in the analytical and simulated calculations of Young's modulus? Except just doing it wrong that is. Think around 30% difference for example.
0
votes
0answers
67 views

APDL hardpoints nodes keypoints etc

I'm conducting an analysis of a beam structure using beam188s in APDL, Need to find the deflection of a point some distance along one of these beams. I created a hardpoint at this place, but how am I ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Cantilever beam with disc at end (structural mechanics)

I am trying to figure out how I can assemble multiple finite elements to obtain the system mass matrix $\boldsymbol{M}$ and the stiffness matrix $\boldsymbol{K}$. The situation is depicted in a ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

How can I define temporary contacts in Ansys?

For a special simulation I need to define a temporary contact between three objects that two of them are perpendicular to one of them and the two push the one step by step. When they are at rest, ...
1
vote
0answers
305 views

How does Abaqus calculate reaction force?

I wrote a UEL for one element and compared to a reference UEL (FEM), where the results agreed satisfactorily, except the reaction force. The stress, strain, strain energy all were pretty accurate. I ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

How to create a non uniform pressure load in MSC Patran

I need to simulate an external pressure load that varies sinusoidally along a circular arc. The sinusoidal variation is with arc length. I know how to create a uniform pressure load in Patran but do ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Searching for Anterior Cruciate Ligament MRI Images for Finite Element Model.

I'm searching for 3D MRI images for generating an mesh to be used in a Finite Element Modeling project. My group has access to a low-resolution CT scan and cadaver knees, but we don't have any good ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Is it possible to design solid slabs on ETABS 2016? [closed]

My graduation project involves designing several buildings with flat and solid slabs. I already know that ETABS can design flat slabs but is it possible to design solid slabs?
-4
votes
1answer
47 views

Why doesnt steel melt when pouring titanium through it

How come you can pour molten titanium with a melting point of 3291 degrees into a steel funnel with a melting point of 1300 degrees and it doesn't melt the funnel?
-1
votes
1answer
62 views

in keyword *SURFACE, file “FSECase1cor.inp”, line 79025: Unknown assembly element set_M_SURF-1016_E3 (What does this error mean?)

I submitted the edited inp. file in abaqus. I edited the thickness of shell elements then after I run the edited inp. file, I am suffering from this error. Actually, there is another error: "There ...
3
votes
1answer
28 views

How to properly validate transverse isotropic elasticity Finite Element Code

I have written a piece of code solving the linear elasticity problem on transversely isotropic materials (before that, the code only supported isotropic materials). I would like to validate it before ...
0
votes
0answers
117 views

FEA Modelling of wood

I am working on designing an item for my local circus, a teeterboard (essentially a see-saw that people jump on each and it launches them in to the air to do flips etc) . I am working to get it ...
2
votes
1answer
454 views

ABAQUS Analysis: Difference between assigning Section as Plane stress/strain vs. Element type?

In ABAQUS, there are multiple ways to specif your part is in plane stress/strain. 1. When assigning the section, one can specify that it is a generalized plane strain section. 2. When assigning the ...
0
votes
1answer
157 views

Cyclic loading on ABAQUS CAE

I am new to abaqus and for my final year project I'm meant to simulate a force on a cylinder (testing displacement of articular cartilage) ranging from 1-15 Hz and between 15-36 Newtons but I don'...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

what is the quickest way to edit shell thickness from each mesh element in Abaqus?

I am currently trying to edit the uniform thickness in shell element in abaqus to non-uniform thickness for each element according to the mesh size. I am wondering if there is an easy way to make non-...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

How to know which constraints suffer from 'nodes are used more than once as slave node' in abaqus?

I have been struggling to find which node and constraint suffering from 'nodes are used more than once as a slave node' in abaqus error message. Please help me resolve this problem Thank you