Buckling of shells, Riks Method in Abaqus CAE
I'm looking to run an analysis of a thin cylindrical shell using Abaqus CAE. Does anybody know where I can find a tutorial or some fairly beginner friendly material. By the looks of it simula run real life courses on how to use the program but I need to figure a way of knocking together this simulation for a university project.
Basically I need to apply an external pressure to the outer surface of the cylindrical shell and plot the pressure applies vs displacement.
Is there a way where I can apply pressures increasing in incriments up to, say, 10MPa and have abaqus export the maximum displacements for pressures at incriments? I've been told to look into Riks method but still can't seem to get this going.
Thanks a lot