SSA Blog

Join our "Abaqus Oil & Gas" Webinar

Posted by Sam Swift

When: Friday 27th September 10:30 BST

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Join our "Advanced Contact" Webinar

Posted by Rob Done

Sometimes you may wish to simulate a process where various parts interact with one another. In such cases it is often impossible to rely on predefined loads and boundary conditions since the exact points of contact are dependent on the solution. Including contact in your simulation can be a more realistic way to represent loadings.

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Join our "Residual Stress" Webinar

Posted by Alex Morley

In this month’s webinar we will be covering residual stress and springback. We will look at their definition and implications on FEA, how to deal with springback efficiently in Abaqus and the transfer of residual stresses and deformed parts between Abaqus steps and solvers.

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Where does geometry end and material begin?  Considering the role of multiscale simulation.

Posted by Laurence Marks

Sometimes you need to get away from the everyday interactions in a project to see what it achieved.  Preparing a presentation on what the group has done recently was a fantastic opportunity to review our recent history, and caused me to think about where all this was all heading.

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Join our "Thermal Stress" Webinar

Posted by Brian Williams

The next in the SSA/Simuleon webinar series will cover sequential and fully coupled thermal-stress analyses using Abaqus. 

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What is Non-Linear?

Posted by Laurence Marks

Through SSA joining forces with TECHNIA there is a whole new audience for our expertise in simulation. With that in mind, I wanted to introduce you to the wonderful world of non-linear!

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UK SIMULIA Symposium 2019

Posted by Laurence Marks

The UK SIMULIA Symposium is focused entirely on Simulation and the SIMULIA product range and is a great opportunity to hear expert opinions, see how other users have exploited simulation in an industrial setting and generally catch up with the latest ideas.

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Join our "Metal Inelasticity" Webinar

Posted by Nikos Mavrodontis

In this webinar we will look at some of the characteristics of metal’s inelastic behaviors under monotonic and cyclic loading and how these behaviors can be modelled in Abaqus with the use of inelasticity models. In specific, the bilinear elastic-plastic, kinematic and isotropic hardening plasticity models will be discussed. Information about the modelling of damage will also be provided for metals experiencing a ductile type of failure. 

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Join our "Meshless Methods Overview" Webinar

Posted by Graeme Short

As well as the traditional Lagrangian elements that FE users will be familiar with, Abaqus is supplied with an additional suite of elements that can be broadly grouped under the title of ‘meshless methods’.  These alternative discretisation techniques allow the capabilities of Abaqus to be extended to include problems where gross distortion or material flow can be represented in a way that traditional elements may not allow.  Example applications where these techniques might be appropriate include fluid flow, fluid-structure interaction, super-plastic forming and granular material handling simulations.  This capability is available without the need for extended tokens and therefore may be of interest to anyone already familiar with Abaqus.

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CFMS 'Big Breakfast Event' 5th March 08:00 - 10:30am

Posted by Graeme Short

Analysis consultant Graeme Short will be attending the ‘Big Breakfast Event’ at CFMS on Tuesday 5th March at Bristol and Bath Science Park.  If you are new to Strategic Simulation and Analysis and would like to know more about our capabilities and services, or are existing customer and would like to catch up, let me know in advance so we can make time to meet up and discuss how SSA might help you…. or just find me on the day for a chat over breakfast.

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