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Gain Business Value from User Experiences - Check out this SCC guide

If you haven’t attended a SIMULIA Community Conference before then check out this e-book of select past conference papers to see what you’ve been missing.

Login to the SIMULIA Learning Community today to receive a special $100 discount. Hurry! Special ends March 15. 

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Hear what Abaqus users have to say about the SIMULIA Community Conference

2013 SIMULIA Community Conference

May 21-24, 2013

Vienna, Austria

Connect with international users at this collaborative community event.

Highlights include keynotes from BMW Group and Ethicon Surgical Care,
Inc. (a J&J company)
and over 90 use-case presentations on Abaqus,
Isight, and Simulation Lifecycle Management.

Listen to what past attendees have to say.

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BMW and Ethicon Endo Surgery to Keynote 2013 SCC

We are pleased to announce the keynote presenters for the 2013 SIMULIA Community Conference! Hear firsthand how BMW Group and Ethicon Surgical Care, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, use SIMULIA solutions to stay ahead of the competition—keynote presentations by:


Rudolf Blaim - Department Manager Requirement Management and Verification in Process IT Idea to Offer, BMW Group

David Smith - Principal Design Engineer, Ethicon Surgical Care, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company


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Simulation of Hail Impact Using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic Method in Abaqus/Explicit

Ice or hail impact is an important design consideration in the aviation, energy, and astronautics industries.  Physical testing of impact scenarios can be expensive and impractical.  Numerical simulations provide cost effective and convenient tools for including hail impact scenarios in the design process.

Numerically simulating high speed ice or hail impact is challenging because of the extreme deformation, fragmentation, contact, and material model complexity.

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Early-bird Registration Now Open for the 2013 SIMULIA Community Conference

Take advantage of your end-of-year budget now and plan to join us May 21-24, 2013, in Vienna, Austria!
More than 100 abstracts have been submitted!

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Caterpillar, Tenaris, MAN Diesel & Turbo, and more - Check out the latest SIMULIA Community News!

The latest issue of SIMULIA Community News takes a look at how engineers in the industrial equipment industry are using realistic simulation solutions to optimize performance, evaluate designs, and further their understanding of the environments they work in. Additionally, see how Mazda balances performance and weight in a steel car body and NSE Composites validates their sweep-twist wind turbine blade design that captures 12% more energy.

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Technology Brief: Optimization of Turbine Blade Dovetail Geometries Using Abaqus and Isight

The reliability of a gas or steam turbine is strongly
dependent on the blade structural design. 
Turbine blades are subjected
to very strenuous environments such as high temperatures, high stresses, and a
potentially high vibration environment. To avoid blade failures, they must be
designed to withstand these conditions. 

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Call for Papers – 2013 SIMULIA Community Conference


Join us in Vienna, Austria, May 21-24, 2013, and share your success story!

Abstracts for papers are due November 5, 2012.

All users of SIMULIA products including Abaqus FEA, Multiphysics, Isight and Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM) are
invited to submit an abstract.

Get more information here:

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Road Restraint Systems in Abaqus - 2012

In this paper, a correlation between simulation and a full crash test is presented. In order to achieve good agreement in the correlation, several Abaqus analysis techniques are evaluated.

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Traction Prediction of a Smooth Rigid Wheel in Soil using Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian Analysis - 2012

The approach to modeling soil is validated by comparing predicted traction of a trolling rigid wheel to measured traction test date available in the literature. Comparison of the measured and predicted traction force shows that this approach is reasonable for predictin traction in soil.

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Integrated Tool for Strain Extraction in Virtual Testing - 2012

This paper presents an automated approach to extract strains of aircraft structural models from widely used CAD and FE environments. The developed approach has been implemented as an integrated tool in widely used CATIA V5 and Abaqus environment. The integrated tool is a quick inexpensive and effecive technique for predicting structural strains.

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Modeling the COnstitutive Response of Metals Under Complex Loading - 2012

In this paper, the different "built in" material models based on the isotropic, kinematic and combined istropic-kinematic hardening theories available in Abaqus/Standard are evaluated for carbon steels. The results presented in this study are expected to provide important insight to practicing engineers dealing with inelastic material characteristics.

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Structural Topology Optimization of Multilink Suspension System Using ATOM - 2012

This study demonstrates a simulation of an integrated multilink suspension system model in
Abaqus. The model is assessed in Abaqus to determine the suspension strength and fatigue life of each individual link. This topological design optimization is executed for this multilink suspension model using ATOM to determine the critical load path, alternative concept designs, and locations for mass reduction in order to meet the performance requirements.

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Thrust Collar Bearing Design Optimization using Isight - 2012

This paper describes the parameter-based geometrical optimization of a thrust collar bearing. The thrust bearing, for example, has to carry the whole axial force of the rotor with only minimal deformation of the collar surface over the turbocharger’s complete operating range.

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Pipeline Dynamics with Flowing Contents in Abaqus/Standard - 2012

This paper discusses a method to address this challenge by the creation of a moving
tie constraint via the MPC user routine. This approach allows the change in weight; change in inertia and effects of fluid momentum to be correctly and conveniently captured using dynamic modelling.

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Using the Failure Assessment Diagram Method with Fatigue Crack Growth to Determine Leak-before- Rupture - 2012

The objective of this paper is to use Abaqus/Standard to compute elastic-plastic J-integral results along the crack front. These results are then used to calculate the plastic collapse crack reference stress, especially for cases when the reference stress solution is not available for a structural component.

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Finite Element Analysis in Offshore Geotechnics – A Thirty-Year Retrospective - 2012

The paper covers foundation performance issues and applications for pile-founded, gravity base, and deep water structures. Many of the significant applications were complemented by extensive experimental test programs to confirm or validate the analyses.

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Stress analysis and modal analysis of the largest bearing test rig in the world - Astraios - 2012

The principal objective was to ensure reliable design of the large size bearing test rig. The main challenge here concerned the simulation method for representing the complex mechanical construction of the machine with sufficient precision in an FE model.

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GPU Computing with Abaqus 6.11 and its Application in Oil & Gas Industry - 2012

This paper examines the performance characteristics of Abaqus 6.11 release for the latest GPU computing technology. The results are provided for finite element models with material, geometric and boundary nonlinearities relevant to current practice in the oil and gas industry, on workstation configurations, including a network of workstations.

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Nonlinear Response of a Skin Panel Under Combined Thermal and Structural Loading - 2012

This paper presents a detailed investigation of the interactions and interplay among these parameters as evidenced by the nonlinear response of the panel. The study focuses on the nonlinear response of the skin panel under combined thermal and structural loading.

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Using Abaqus to Model Delamination in Fiber- Reinforced Composite Materials - 2012

In this paper, a failure criterion and damage properties are investigated to model delaminations in composite parts. Different modeling techniques are explored to evaluate their ability to replicate experimental results.

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Using Abaqus/Explicit to Link the Manufacturing Process to the Final Part Quality - 2012

The ability of the design tool to predict part quality based on manufacturing process parameters is dependent upon the mechanical behavior of the fabric reinforcements, which includes the in-plane shearing and tensile behaviors, bending stiffness and friction between contacting surfaces during the manufacturing process.

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Parameterization and Optimization of balloon expandable Stent - 2012

This paper discusses the use of such advanced technique to solve the stent design problems. The paper would cover the essence of Finite Element Analysis, FE Model Parameterization and Optimization. Finite element modeling (FEM) and analysis with SIMULIA is used to estimate stress distribution in the stent.

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A fundamental study of the flow past a circular cylinder using Abaqus/CFD - 2012

Taking fluid flows generated around a circular cylinder immersed in a uniform flow as an object of study. As a consequence, the study has obtained comprehensive knowledge and findings that can be applied to problems associated with fundamental estimation of the flow around the circular cylinder.

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Lamb Wave Propagation Simulation in Smart Composite Structures - 2012

This study presents Abaqus/Standard simulation of Lamb waves in smart composite plates is investigated for detecting delamination type damage and the effect of delamination size on the structural response.


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