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Flexible Multibody Systems with Abaqus

Course Objective

The combination of mechanisms, rigid bodies, and finite elements in Abaqus makes a powerful simulation tool. The mechanism capability expands the ability of Abaqus to model connections among individual bodies in a variety of ways. Connections can be as simple as pins and rigid links or as complicated as nonlinear frictional joints with elasticity and failure. The goals of this course are to explore the variety of connection types available in Abaqus and to understand how to define connections that suit your needs.

The topics include:

  • Comparison of connectors and MPCs
  • Basic connector components
  • Assembled kinematic connections
  • Local relative displacements and rotations
  • Connector elasticity
  • Defining stops and locks
  • Defining connector friction
  • Connector failure
  • Actuating components of relative motion
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Output and postprocessing
Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus.

Course Overview 

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.

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