SSA Blog

 CFMS ‘Big Breakfast Event’, 27th February 08:00 - 10:30 GMT

Posted by Graeme Short

Analysis consultant Graeme Short will be attending the ‘Big Breakfast Event’ at CFMS on Tuesday 27th February. 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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Join our "Civil Engineering" Webinar

Posted by Riccardo Masoni

February's webinar will look at Abaqus structural analysis capabilities in the civil engineering field. The presentation will be held on February the 23rd.

Accurate structural analysis are needed to ensure the safety of buildings and infrastructures. The analysis can be static, for example to evaluate the strength of a RC structural connection or the displacements in a steel frame. Dynamic and modal analysis are commonly used for seismic analysis, to predict the structural response to wind loading or to evaluate the vibrations induced by moving loads. Often the nonlinear behaviour must be considered, for example in case of large displacements or in case of damaged concrete.

Extreme loading scenarios must be analysed for particular structures: blast loading, progressive collapse analysis for tall buildings or impact simulations of containment structures. Abaqus, with its nonlinear analysis capabilities, wide range of material models and analysis procedures, provides a valid solution for all this kind of structural problems.

In this webinar, we will cover the basic tools needed to model these situations: first the principal constitutive models used to model common construction materials will be reviewed. Special emphasis will be put on concrete and reinforced-concrete modelling techniques. Structural elements are often used to model civil engineering structures: beam, shell and truss elements will be presented, with special applications and examples provided throughout the webinar.

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New Release of Abaqus, fe-safe, Isight and Tosca

Posted by Laurence Marks

“There’s not much in it” I said.. “only about 19 pages in the update presentation.” The 19 pages had some nice stuff about a new bolt pre-loading approach and some neat post processing updates, so not all bad. And then the Dassault Systems “If We” page which is the end paper of all official DS powerpoint presentations. Luckily I didn’t express my disappointment with Abaqus 2018 too widely, because the next time I looked at the update presentation I realised that the “If We” slides were being used as a sort of punctuation, and there were in fact 334 pages of updates.

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Join our "Acoustics" Webinar

Posted by Slawomir Polanski

This month webinar will shed some light on Abaqus capabilities in modelling vibrations and acoustic wave propagation. The presentation will be held on Friday 26th of January 2018.10:30 GMT

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Join our "Complex Dynamics" Webinar

Posted by Tamas Balogh

This month’s webinar will look at the complex dynamics capabilities of Abaqus, with a focus on workflows and tools available to simulate rotordynamic behaviour.   

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Validation is your IP

Posted by Laurence Marks

The simulation world seems to be dividing itself up into two distinct types of users. There are people who look at a design and its challenges, think about relevant simulation technologies, what they could contribute, and do the work necessary to achieve those benefits. And there are people who follow the instructions of others, without too much regard to what’s actually going on. No problem there. In many ways it’s the only way we can roll out the benefits of simulation across an engineering enterprise effectively. But the point of this blog is that the skill sets and approaches of one workflow don’t work well in the other. And that mismatch is at its most obvious when we look at validation and people’s views on it.

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Join our "Substructures and Submodelling" Webinar

Posted by Stephanie

October’s webinar will look at analysing large models using techniques such as substructures and submodelling. It will be held on Friday 27th October.

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Online Training: Introduction to Python & Abaqus Scripting

Posted by Stephanie

Learning a new language can be fun and it is not as difficult as you may think. Language-learning is a gateway to new experience. It is true for any language and especially for a programming language. With our new online training course, we will guide you through your new challenge: learning Python and the Abaqus Scripting Interface.

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Join our "Buckling" webinar

Posted by Nikos Mavrodontis

September’s webinar will present the analysis types available in Abaqus, for evaluating the structural response under buckling, post buckling and collapse.

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Automatic Stabilisation – What is it good for?

Posted by Sam Swift

I’ve found myself in discussions, at a frequency I perceive to be surprisingly often, about the intricacies of automatic stabilisation in Abaqus and whether or not it’s appropriate in certain applications. Often these discussions boil down to a ‘he said’/’she said’ discussion of misinformation and conflicting ideas, even amongst experienced users. Given my surprise at how often this is a topic of conversation, I felt it only appropriate to write a blog post about this to reach a wider audience in a hope that it will enlighten those who were unaware of the potential consequences that automatic stabilisation may unleash.

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