February 11-20 2020 | Birmingham | London | Bristol | Glasgow
The SIMULIA seminar - Introduction to Explicit Dynamics – covers the basis of the explicit method of analysis and how it can be used to advantage in a variety of simulation scenarios.
The basic procedure for numerical simulation by the finite element method has, for many years, been the implicit system of analysis. This is used for both linear and non-linear, static and dynamic simulations of structures as demonstrated by the Abaqus/Standard software.
Complimentary to Abaqus/Standard is the Abaqus/Explicit software which employs the explicit method of structural analysis. This is traditionally used to simulate high speed dynamics events such as automobile impact and drop-testing of consumer products. Both of these applications involve large displacements, complex structural contact with potential material damage and failure which can cause difficulties for implicit methods, but which are efficiently handled using explicit analysis.
Although fundamentally a transient dynamic procedure, Abaqus/Explicit can also be used to model quasi-static events in which the inherent advantages of stability of the explicit method can be used to provide reliable static solutions.
During this seminar we will provide a high-level overview of explicit analysis methods and by way of examples and demonstrations illustrate:
• Basis of the explicit method and how it differs from implicit methods
• Transient dynamic events using Abaqus/Explicit.
• Using Abaqus/Explicit for simulating quasi-static problems.
Attendance is free but prior registration is required. No previous experience of Abaqus/Explicit is needed.
We look forward to welcoming you at the event!