Pacific Time (PT) – 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (MT) – 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Central Time (CT) – 10 :00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (ET) – 11 :00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact and Convergence: Successful Strategies
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, February 21
Offline Workshop Support
Wednesday, February 22
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 web-based course on "Contact and Convergence: Successful Strategies" 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.
Have you ever used contact in finite element analyses and encountered convergence difficulties? Have you ever had concerns interpreting contact analysis results? If so, then this class is for you. In this class you will learn the latest techniques and strategies to help you make effective use of the contact modeling capabilities in Abaqus.
Topics that will be covered include:
- Surface-to-surface contact formulation
- Accurate prediction of contact stresses
- Stabilization techniques
- Best practices for contact modeling
- Philosophy behind general contact
- Proper application of general contact in Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
- Convergence issues specific to contact
- Recent enhancements to the contact capabilities
- Effective use of Abaqus/CAE for setting up contact models
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for engineers with experience using 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 February 14, 2012 will 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.
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.