SIMULIA Regional User Meetings
United Kingdom Regional User Meeting
Best Practices for Contact Modeling for Accuracy and Accelerated Convergence
This course covers current perspectives from SIMULIA R&D on best practices for contact modeling, recent contact enhancements, diagnosing issues, understanding approximations, making informed modeling decisions, and getting reliable results. This seminar will not focus on teaching user interface details. This seminar is geared toward helping those with Abaqus contact modeling experience obtain a next level of understanding and success, especially for implicit contact analyses. Additional likely topics include development trends and approaches to common yet challenging modeling scenarios brought forward by attendees. The seminar will focus on the established Abaqus product line as well as the new technology for linear and CAD enhanced contact supported by the 3DEXPERIENCE portfolio, plus other enhancements and new workflows resulting from those enhancements.
Strategies and Tools for Material Model Calibration
The key to success with FEA simulation is correlation to the real-world behavior of physical behavior and products. Lack of physical correlation is often directly related to the lack of accuracy in the material model. This class will give you extra tools to assess the material models that you are currently using and show case the new material models in Abaqus that might better capture the physics important to your component and its loading environment. We will cover advanced material modeling for metals, elastomers, polymers and engineering plastics. Attendees will come away with a thorough understanding of the best practices that they can immediately apply in their projects to improve accuracy and performance.
Hands-on with Composites Simulation: Effective Modelling of Composites Materials with Abaqus
Composite Materials are used in many industries, across a range of design applications because of their high stiffness to weight rations and the ability to tailor their response as needed. This course aims to introduce users to the capabilities in Abaqus enabling effective modelling of composite materials. The course covers the following topics: Using detailed modelling of the microscopic behaviour to determine the behaviour of composite materials, defining anisotropic elasticity with Hookean modelling for combing the fiber-matrix response, defining composite layups using Abaqus/CAE, achieving the correct material orientation of the layers of composite shells and solid elements as well as recent enhancements in the technical capability. Although the course is subset of the Analysis for Composite Materials with Abaqus course attendees will receive a full set of lecture notes from the stand course. In addition attendees will also receive a copy of the Abaqus student edition on their laptops and prior to the class in order to participate in the workshop exercises.
Fracture and Failure Analyses with Abaqus
Fracture and failure modelling allows for product designs that maximize the safe operating life of structural components. Abaqus offers many capabilities that enable fracture and failure modelling. This full day seminar provides a detailed discussion of these capabilities. During the seminar's lectures and demonstrations, users will learn about:
- Proper modelling techniques for capturing crack-tip singularities in fracture mechanics problems
- Proper modelling techniques for finite-strain (nonlinear) fracture mechanics problems
- Using Abaqus/CAE to create meshes appropriate for fracture studies
- Calculation of stress intensity factors and contour integrals around a crack tip
- Material damage and failure models
- Simulating crack growth using cohesive connections
- Simulating crack growth using VCCT
- Simulating crack growth using XFEM
Electromagnetic Simulation with CST Solutions
Electromagnetic (EM) simulation is a well-accepted prototyping and fault finding method used in the production of electrical and electronic goods. Regardless of its electrical size, there exists a numerical technique that aids in the development, design and certification for most requirements.
Electronic systems on aircrafts can be susceptible to Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) that can occur from a variety of natural causes such as lightning or man-made interference sources ranging from, radar, TV and radio stations or satellite communication systems. The risk of failure is even higher for modern aircraft with structures made of carbon-fibre composites.
During the workshop, simulating High Intensity Electromagnetic Fields (HIRF) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), using the CST STUDIO SUITE® will be demonstrated using a combination of online demonstrations and lectures.
The topics that will be covered during the workshop will include:
- Composite material modelling
- Simulating lightning using the CST STUDIO SUITE®
- Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
- Cable modelling and interference
- Antenna coupling and exposure to EM fields