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Research Fellow position in Computational Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Southampton, UK.

Job Purpose: To make a leading research contribution to an industry-sponsored project on state-of-the-art finite element techniques to simulate needle penetration into skin working with the PI, A/Prof. Georges Limbert. You will join the national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS). In addition, you will work closely with the sponsor and contribute to the planning, writing and submission of reports and research publications.


Full Time Fixed Term for 18 months

Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum

ABAQUS Tracer sets and Illegal Memory Reference error in restart analysis

Dear all,

I am trying to simulate a large deformation problem using the ALE method in ABAQUS Explicit. When I try to request a Tracer Particles output in a restart analysis Abaqus crashes and the log file states that the packager stopped for an Illegal Memory Reference error. Did anyone experience the same issue? I was running Abaqus 6.13 on Linux




FSI Analysis of the Human Coughing Mechanism

We present an application of ADINA FSI in the study of the human coughing mechanism. The aim of the study is to help surgeons to position tracheal implants effectively. Please see

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Hello ,I am trying to model the extrusion of hollow circular tube of aluminium 6063 at 450 through a hollow die in ABAQUS.The model aborts due to excessive distrotion.I have specified ALE adaptive meshing parameters. Has anyone explain how to choose the number of sweeps and the frequency parameters.

How to use ALE in modelling extrusion of AL circular tubes through hollow dies(porthole)

Hello,I am an MS student working on extrusion of AL tubes through hollow dies using ABAQUS.I am facing problems in the ALE settings. The job aborts due extensive distortion even after applying and increasing the number of remeshing frequency and sweeps. I greatly appriciate if any one could help me out.


FSI in Cardiovascular Mechanics

We present an interesting application of ADINA FSI in cardiovascular mechanics, specifically, a potential cause for heart attacks is studied.  Please see

ALE (Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian) mesh adaptivity in ABAQUS/Standard

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 I'm doing some numerical analysis on penetration of infra-strucutres on soils (such as CPT tests) in ABAQUS/CAE .. what I'm recently challenging with is to overcome the element excessive distorsion due to large deformations... I have to apply contact constraints in my model...I would appreciate it if you share your expriences with me regarding the following tips:

1- Is it possible to use the ALE (Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian) mesh adaptivity in ABAQUS/Standard? If yes, do you know of any accessible examples (.cae files) or references?


Hi all,

     Here I encoutered a error in ABAQUS when I include ALE with VUMAT. When ALE was not included with VUMAT, my job can work well while with the combination of VUMAT and ALE, the job cann't work any more due to a "Signal 8" error. And if I use a built-in material model and at the same time ALE, a job can work. Furthermore, element failure is considered in all of the cases.

    Anyone can give some suggetion? Thanks in advance!



Hi all,

     Can anyone give a description on the diffrence of ALE in ABAQUS and LSDYNA? And also the difference between r-adaptivity and ALE in ABAQUS. It seems ALE in ABAQUS means the same with r-adaptivity in LSDYNA while “ALE” means diffrently in the two codes.

      Thanks a lot!

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