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Essentials of Buckling and Postbuckling in Abaqus

Course Dates

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.

Date:

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, November 13

Online Course

Offline Workshop Support

Wednesday, November 14

Online Course

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.

Online option:

Take advantage of this online course 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.

Classroom option:

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.


Objective

Buckling and postbuckling behavior is critical to the success of certain designs. For example, crash worthiness of an automobile requires that particular vehicle components collapse in ways that maximize energy absorption. On the other hand, successful designs of imperfection-sensitive, thin-walled shell structures, ranging from beverage containers to large pressure vessels, must prevent unintentional buckling.

This course blends the theoretical background on such topics as geometric nonlinearity and the Riks method together with examples, guidelines, and workshops to demonstrate how to:

  • Identify an imperfection-sensitive structure
  • Extract closely spaced eigen values efficiently
  • Introduce imperfections into a "perfect" mesh
  • Use the Riks method effectively
  • Use damping to control unstable motions
Who Should Attend

This seminar is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus/Standard.

Pricing

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 November 06, 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

1

$580

2-5

$480 per additional registration

6-10

$380 per additional registration

> 10

$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 free copy of Abaqus Student Edition – a $99 value. Note, however, that user subroutines are not supported in Abaqus Student Edition; therefore, to perform the workshops for this course you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus.