The users of Abaqus should be aware of which models are most appropriate for their applications. Plasticity definitions that are appropriate for simple monotonic loading scenarios may be of little use for more complicated cyclic loading scenarios. The material model may change if the application changes even though the material itself is the same.
Most Abaqus users have encountered the simpler material models like linear elasticity and isotropic-hardening plasticity. They may be unaware that even the basic models have advanced features like temperature-dependence and rate-dependence. The material models for advanced materials behaviors seen in cyclic loading or under extreme loading will be less familiar. Abaqus contains material models capable of predicting realistic behavior for repeated application of strain. Abaqus has damage modeling to simulate material separation under extreme conditions.
The e-seminar will present practical information on material modeling of metals. Topics to be covered include plasticity, creep, and damage. The seminar will be especially relevant to Abaqus users.