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 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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