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Join our "Rigid Body and Element" Webinar

Posted by Graeme Short

In this month’s webinar we will investigate the capabilities in Abaqus for representing rigid bodies and surfaces.  This will take place on Friday 30th November at 10:30 am.

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The right tool(s) for the right job: Fusing testing and simulation

Posted by Graeme Short

Those who follow this blog regularly, or know anything about SSA, will know that the company is entirely focused on delivering simulation technologies as a tool to anyone who wants a better insight into how structures behave under the action of some loading. Whatever form this  ‘delivery’ takes, the aim is to simulate reality at an appropriate level of accuracy and extract data from this model so that good decisions can be made efficiently: those decisions might be as detailed as ‘is this radius too small’ or ‘how many bolts do we need’, up to questions as open and prosaic as ‘is this structure safe?’.

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Join our Hyperelasticity webinar with Abaqus

Posted by Sam Swift

In this month’s webinar we will discuss how we can use Abaqus to accurately model hyperelasticity. This will take place on Friday 26th October at 10:30 am.

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Join our "Isight" webinar

Posted by Matt Clarke

The latest in the SSA webinar series will look at the parametric optimization tool Isight. Topics covered will be an overview of the program, followed by more detail on processes available within Isight and software that Isight can interact with. Finally, some examples of Isight workflows will be given.

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Join our Civil Engineering Webinar

Posted by Riccardo Masoni

In the previous webinar on civil engineering and Abaqus, we covered the basic topics in modelling buildings and infrastructures.  First we introduced the principal material models used in this field, with a focus on the Concrete Damaged Plasticity model. Structural elements – in particular beam and shell elements – have been described in detail, presenting several special applications and the construction of the model of a steel framed building. Also, a detailed description of different techniques used to model reinforced-concrete were described. 

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UK SIMULIA Symposium

Posted by Laurence Marks

I can’t say I look forward to the SSA Customer day (or SIMULIA Symposium as we’ve renamed it) every year… There’s too much to do, too much to think about and too much to worry about.  Things like “what if nobody shows up?” As it turned out I needn’t have worried about the last point overly.

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Can I compare fe-safe to a code assessment . . .

Posted by Sam Swift

. . . or any other method that I’m more familiar with? I need to justify this to my customer/ to my boss/ for my own understanding. This is a question I’m often faced when proposing fatigue simulation as a viable option to calculating fatigue life as part of a larger project.

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Join our "Multi-Scale Modelling" Webinar

Posted by Stephanie

This month’s webinar will cover the techniques recently implemented in Abaqus for multi-scale modelling. It will take place on Friday the 29th June at 10:30am.  

Two new methods are available in Abaqus to couple analyses performed at different scales: mean field homogenisation (MFH) and FE-based Representative Volume Element (RVE). The objective is to predict the mechanical response of a structure using data from a smaller scale. These methods are particularly useful when studying complex materials or structures such as composite materials or lattice structures.

In this webinar, we will present the two methods:

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Best of British-UK SIMULIA Symposium 3rd July

Posted by Laurence Marks

That Concorde represents some form of technical high water mark isn’t really a discussion point at SSA.  There is even a lot of affection for the old thing here, and it seems to be largely undiminished by time.  Where we start to diverge in our group think is the relative roles of the UK and France in the project.  As we all know it’s a British aeroplane, with a small amount of French subcontractor input.

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Join our "Connectors with Abaqus" webinar

Posted by Graeme Short

This months webinar will take place on Friday 25th May at 10:30 BST & will look at the capabilities of connector elements within Abaqus and how they can be used to simulate mechanisms with complex mechanical behaviours.

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