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Substructures and Submodeling with Abaqus

Course Objective

The size and complexity of designs that are analyzed and tested with Abaqus continues to grow. Substructures and submodeling are two effective techniques that allow the analyst to study problems that are too large to simulate with a conventional modeling approach.

Substructures are useful to break a large problem into several smaller components. The substructure lectures teach users how to:

  • Maximize CPU savings when using substructures
  • Translate, rotate and reflect substructures when using multiple copies in a problem
  • Build preloads into substructures
  • Plot results within substructures
  • Use substructures in dynamic simulations
  • Use substructures when the problem contains nonlinearities, such as contact
  • Using co-simulation techniques to include substructures in Abaqus/Explicit

The submodeling lectures cover the following topics:

  • When submodeling can be useful
  • The proper design of a coarse, global analysis that can "drive" the submodel analysis
  • Mesh design for the submodel analysis
  • Shell-to-shell and shell-to-solid submodeling
  • Solid-to-solid submodeling
  • Submodeling in nonstructural problems
Who should attend:

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

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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