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Join our Civil Engineering Webinar

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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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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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