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Metal Inelasticity in Abaqus

Course Objective

Properly modeling the inelastic behavior of materials is very important when evaluating the performance of a design in critical loading situations. This seminar provides a brief overview of the inelastic behavior observed in metals and the basic concepts of plasticity theory. The primary objective of the seminar is to show Abaqus users how to model:

  • Metals that show inelastic work hardening
  • The Bauschinger effect
  • "Ratchetting" and relaxation of the mean stress under cyclic loading
  • Strain-rate-dependent inelastic behavior
  • Temperature-dependent plasticity
  • Heat generated by plastic deformation
  • Ductile failure of metallic materials
  • Plastic behavior in porous and brittle (cast iron) metals
  • Creep behavior in metals

A combination of examples and workshops is used to demonstrate the material models that can simulate these effects and the type of experimental data necessary to calibrate them. The assumptions and limitations of the various plasticity and creep models are also discussed.

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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