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Completely new to Abaqus...indentation problem

Completely new to Abaqus...indentation problem

Completely new to Abaqus...indentation problem

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I am trying to create a soft tisse indentation problem, I want to use a script and eventually use matlab to invoke the script and diplay the results, I have 3 questions:

1. If I build a model in the the ABAQUS CAE can I somehow transfer the model and all its properties into a script to build the model automatically?

2. How exactly do you define an indentation?, (I want to use a sperical indenter).

3. How can I invoke ABAQUS through matlab?

Thanks in advance.

RE: Completely new to Abaqus...indentation problem

1. Yes, you can write a script using ABAQUS scripting interface that generates automatically the model.

2. You can describe the indenter as a rigid surface and then model the contact interaction with the part subjected to the indentation.

3. If you can run an executable from Matlab then you can invoke ABAQUS too.

 

RE: Completely new to Abaqus...indentation problem

3. On a Unix based system, you can call abaqus from the matlab command line, or from inside a function/script with

!abaqus jobname

where 'jobname is obviously the name of the abaqus job you want to run. If called from a script or function, Matlab will wait for Abaqus to temrinate or abort before continuing.

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