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How to set a contact with erosion in Abaqus

How to set a contact with erosion in Abaqus

Contacts are very commonly used in the simulation of many different processes and mechanical phenomena. They are typically defined by identifying pairs of surfaces, known as master and slave surfaces. In some cases, contacts must be defined between parts that can be...
How to make free-body cuts of your model in Abaqus

How to make free-body cuts of your model in Abaqus

1. What are free-body cuts? Free-body cuts are a mechanical tool to analyze forces and bending moments on a section of a structure, such as beams in a frame or continuum solids in volumetric parts. Structure mechanics courses teach how to analytically solve this...
Control the visualization in Abaqus in 3 steps

Control the visualization in Abaqus in 3 steps

In Abaqus, as in any other CAD/CAE software, we often need to manipulate the visualization of the geometry on the screen, either pan, rotate or zoom. This operations are a must when editing or simply visualizing the geometry. In general, every program has its own...
How to avoid errors with the units in Abaqus

How to avoid errors with the units in Abaqus

One of the first questions that come up when we start working with Abaqus is, what units shall I use for the density, elastic modulus or even the dimensions of my model? I mean, what units should I use for the length, time, mass, force, stress or any other magnitude....