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ferro1001 (Automotive) (OP)
3 Oct 04 12:16

I need to calculate the moments of inertia of the structure of a bus falling laterally. I know that in the .sta file ABAQUS writes the moments of inertia about center of mass and about the origin. Can ABAQUS calculate it about a point that I want it to calculate?

Thanks in advance,

johnhors (Aerospace)
3 Oct 04 15:53
Why not use the parallel axes theorem?
brad (Mechanical)
5 Oct 04 0:23
If you have the MOI about the CG, it's not clear to me what else you need. You need to clarify your question.
Drej (Mechanical)
10 Oct 04 9:23
Do you mean moment of inertia (mk**2) or second moment of area?
ferro1001 (Automotive) (OP)
11 Oct 04 8:34

In fact I have to calculate both of them; with the Steiner theorem and the .sta fila I can calculate the moment of inertia in the point I want, but how can I calculate the other inertia, the area inertia, in ABAQUS?

Thanks in advance,


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