SSA Blog

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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Solving Image-Based Modeling Challenges with Simpleware and Abaqus

Posted by Jessica James

There are many challenges involved when creating simulation-ready models from image-based data such as MRI and CT that can be used in solvers like Abaqus. The time spent on manual segmentation tasks, and the quality of exported meshes to Abaqus, can eat up valuable workflow time, whether you’re using medical, materials, or industrial data. The solutions we’ve developed with Synopsys Simpleware™ software, and explored through partnerships with SSAnalysis, are designed to make it easier for you to overcome bottlenecks and get from your image data to simulation quickly and efficiently.

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Join our “Analysis of Bolted Joints” webinar

Posted by Brian Williams

Friday 27th April 10:30 BST

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Simulation for AEC

Posted by Laurence Marks

To somebody who has spent their entire career in the mechanical engineering world the built environment seems both familiar and alien at the same time. Some of the challenges are the same, some are very different. But one thing is obvious. That understanding the physics to ever increasing levels of detail and complexity allows more creative and adventurous design solutions to be considered and ultimately completed.

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Join our "Meshing Techniques" webinar

Posted by Matt Clarke

The latest in the SSA/Simuleon webinar series will cover topics related to achieving a good quality mesh using the tools available in Abaqus CAE.Achieving a mesh of the required quality is a fundamental requirement to successful Finite Element Analysis.

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