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Creating a custom output

Creating a custom output

Creating a custom output

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Hello,

I have a question regarding custom outputs in ABAQUS,and I'm hoping someone can steer me in the right direction!

I'm trying to create and display an output that takes into account each element's modulus and density. The idea is to, for each element, display its strain energy density multiplied by its modulus and density (as these values vary element to element in my model). I'm guessing with python I can create a loop that acts on each element, however I'm not sure where and how to access modulus/density information for each element in a systematic way.

If anyone has any insight into this, I would be most appreciative.

Thank you,
Lance

RE: Creating a custom output

The youngs modulus is no output in Abaqus. But you can output the value of the field variable, in case it depends on that. Otherwise you have to brings the value in with your script.

Density is available as output in A/Explicit only. Beside that it's like written above.

RE: Creating a custom output

(OP)
OK, so I created a Matlab script that is able to create the output I want. I now have a table of values that contains element number and its corresponding value that I want to display. How can I import this data into ABAQUS to be viewed? My data is simply a 2 column excel spreadsheet

Element # : Output Value

Thank you for the help!

RE: Creating a custom output

In the Scripting Users Guide is a whole section how to write data on an output database. And there is an example also later.

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