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1. ### FEM, Matlab and the modes of an element

Hello I wrote a Matlab code to form the 8 by 8 stiffness matrix of a single, 4-noded element, for a plane strain problem for an isotropic element. I conduct an eigenvalue analysis on this matrix Matlabe reports 5 non-zero eigenvalue modes, and 3 zero-eigenvalue modes (as expected) Of the 3...
2. ### A A question about current density in finite element analysis

I know that if there is only one conductor providing the current density, then the current density can be used. But if you apply Maxwell's equation when there are multiple current sources, I don't know which value to use. This is not an analysis using a tool, but a problem when I develop the...
3. ### Engineering Book considering FEM analysis for complex eigenvalues (incl. damping)

Can anyone recommend a book in which complex eigenvalue problems are treated? I mean the FEM analysis and the theory behind it. These are eigenvalue problems which include damping. I think that it is used for composite materials and/or airplane engineering (maybe wing fluttering?).
4. ### What size is the Global Stiffness Matrix in this Example?

does this Beam, composed of three elements and 4 nodes(considering lateral deflections and slopes) has an 8x8 global stifness matrix and if so is the global matrix calculated the same way as a 6x6 stifness matrix for the same kind of beam but only with two elements and 3 nodes
5. ### Poisson ratios for Orthotropic materials (composites)

I'm new to composite materials. I've studied mechanical engineering but I am actually usually involved in hydrodynamics (in which I've done my masters). However for a project we do fluid structure interaction with composites, and as these things go, you cannot get away with the 'black box'...
6. ### Total energy (ETOTAL) is not zero and increasing (Abaqus)?

Hi all, I have performed a small static analysis with one element (C3D8). The bottom face of element is completely constrained, and the top part is displaced. In the geometrical linear analysis, the internal energy (ALLIE) and the work done (ALLWK) are equal. So, with ETOTAL = ALLIE - ALLWK...
7. ### Find the resistance and EMF in a circuit

Homework Statement translation ; we know the values of R1 = 1 ohm R2= 2 ohm R3= 6 ohm R4= 2 ohm R5= 4 ohm R6= 4 ohm we can also see the voltmeter reading a potential difference value of 8 volts , and the...
8. ### How to measure the magnetic field/ induced fem in a system

Homework Statement Hello, this is like an experiment of engineering.It is called a induction stove. The system consists of a bycicle, where I am going to pedal. This will turn a disk that have 20 small magnets around its circuference. Once the disk starts to turn, it will produce a constant...
9. ### Which strain tensor is used by Abaqus?

Hi all, I have some doubts regarding the strain tensors Abaqus uses for the case of Geometrical non linear analysis. In the case of geometrically linear analysis, all the strain tensors will be equal to engineering strain, So it doesn't matter which strain tensor Abaqus uses. But for...
10. ### Abaqus FEA Problem - Displacing an Entire Part at Once

Hi all, I have a personal project I am working on in Abaqus CAE/Explicit 2017. I have a tube, that I am trying to advance into a larger tube with a bend in it. The idea is that the small tube enters and then deforms around the bend as it comes into contact with the radius of curvature of the...
11. ### Methods for Damping High Frequencies in FEM Thin Film Model?

I would like to simulate the vibrations of a thin film polymer in vacuum using nonlinear analysis. For this purpose I am using an FEM program I have written in MATLAB. I do not have any data regarding damping in the structure, so I am estimating the damping using stiffness-proportional-only...
12. ### ANSYS MAXWELL SIMPLORER Solution Error

Dear all I am doing a simulation of a 3 phase transformer. I am adding the excitation using external circuit in Simplorer , I am getting these error ! Can somebody comment on the error . An external simulator couldn't be setup for simulation. (12:01:33 PM May 02, 2017) Simulation completed...
13. ### A FEM for solving PDEs

Hi, my background is in mathematics, and theoretical physics. I am new to the realm of solving PDEs using Finite element methods, does anyone know of any good introductory level textbooks for course notes? I had a poke around online and couldn't find anything overly useful. Also I am...
14. ### Symmetry in Ansys

I am doing a 2D Ansys workbench simulation ,it is nonlinear simulation due to frictionless contact, there is symmetry in the shape so I used the symmetry option to reduce the computation time and it succeeded to converge after that I tried the simulation of the whole body but it always fails...
15. ### Large deflection ansys

What happens if I turned off large deflection in a simulation which has large deflection in Ansys workbench ? should the solution be totally wrong ? will it fail to solve ?
16. ### Friction-less / Friction contacts in Ansys

As far as I know both the friction or the frictionless contact types in Ansys doesn't prevent motion in the perpendicular direction. I have been following this tutorial https://goo.gl/w8sIlG (no need to open) but I have found something strange when I do the same but without changing the analysis...
17. ### Can You Help With Finite Element Analysis in Cylindrical Coordinates?

I am trying to numerically calculate the electric potential inside a truncated cone using the finite element method (FEM). The cone is embedded in cylindrical coordinates (r,phi,z). I am assuming phi-independence on the potential, therefore the problem is essentially 2D; I am working only with...
18. ### How to figure out Mcr (elastic critical moment) beams (abaqus)

I would like to figure out Mcr(elastic critical moment) and Mpl (Maximum plastic moment) in a beam due to buckling in abaqus. How to model material non linearity. How to model geometric imperfection (slightly crooked beams) Is there any way to import I section (rolled) profiles instead of...
19. ### PC Characteristics: Simulation FEM professional purpose

Dear all, I'm an electric engineer, and I usually work with software as Ansoft Maxwell, Matlab, Ansys, COMSOL... I need a PC for serious professional simulation, and I would like if someone can give me some tips of the characteristics I should ask for this purpose. I don't want to spend more...
20. ### FEM software

I need to decide on whether to use Abaqus or Patran/Nastran for FEM analysis. However I am not sure what the advantages/disadvantages are of each FEM package. Also, searching on google has not come up with a list of situations where one is better compared to the other. I'm just looking for a...
21. ### Structural Vibrations Analysis & Simulation

Recently I created a structural vibrations simulation and would like to hear some feedback or suggestions.