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Classical Fracture and Failure in Abaqus
This course is presented in two lecture sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT; lectures and demos will be presented by the instructor during this time. There is a half-hour break in the middle of each lecture session (10:00 - 10:30 p.m. PT). The workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by SIMULIA West via email and telephone from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. PT.
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
(with 10:00-10:30 break)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
Tuesday, August 14
Offline Workshop Support
Wednesday, August 15
Offline Workshop Support
Hosting Office: SIMULIA Western Region – Pacific Time (PT)
Now offered in-person and online simultaneously as SIMULCAST training
Pick the option that best suits your needs and schedule. This course is offered online as well as in-person in the San Francisco bay area, CA.
Take advantage of the online course on "Classical Fracture and Failure in Abaqus" right from your desk — no productivity loss due to travel and no travel expenses. Support engineers from SIMULIA West are available by phone to help you.
Attend the same course in person at the SIMULIA office in San Francisco bay area, benefit from the classroom experience, interact with other attendees and avoid interruptions from day-to-day workload. The lecture content is delivered in two morning sessions. The course workshops can be completed in the afternoons in our training room, while the instructor is available to help you.
You will learn the necessary techniques and strategies used for evaluating a structure with an existing flaw. In addition, an introduction to the damage based cohesive elements and surfaces will be given for those interested in advancing from classical fracture mechanics to crack propagation studies.
Topics that will be covered include:
Classical fracture mechanics primer
2D and 3D crack modeling techniques
2D and 3D meshing strategies
Specifying the singularity at the crack tip
Stress intensity factors
Fracture specific output requests
Overview of damage framework and cohesive technology
Stabilization techniques related to cohesive behavior
Damage specific output requests related to cohesive behavior
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus who need to understand and simulate classical fracture mechanics and are also interested in learning more about the damage based framework available in the cohesive behavior capabilities in Abaqus.
The registration cost for this course is $580. We offer sizable discounts for group registrations from the same site†. The table below lists the discount pricing schedule. Registrations after August 07, 2012 may incur an additional processing fee of $50 per person. SIMULIA West reserves the right to decline registrations received after the deadline.
Attendee[s] per site
Cost per person
$480 per additional registration
$380 per additional registration
$280 per additional registration
†Above discounts apply to attendees registering together on one registration form and providing one form of payment.
Academic Discount A discounted registration fee of $200 is offered to all academic institutions on a space available basis. This discount cannot be combined with the multiple attendee discount. The registrations with the academic discount will not include workshop support.
What is Included
Electronic copies of the training notes will be provided to each registrant for their personal use. Every registrant will also receive a copy of Abaqus Student Edition. Many of the topics covered in this course can be practiced using Abaqus Student Edition; however, to ensure that you can perform all the course workshops fully, you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus. No additional Abaqus licenses will be provided.