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Model Characterstics

Model Characterstics

Model Characterstics

Hi Everybody

I wonder how to find the characteristics of a model like it mass, it stifness,of the whole model not a graphic please.



RE: Model Characterstics

If input characteristics. may be from the Input file .inp.

If it is output results. I would say either use XYdata in viewer and report the data as txt file or write a python script for it.

RE: Model Characterstics

In ABAQUS/Explicit, the total mass of the model is printed in the status (.sta) file - look under 'Model Information'.

In ABAQUS/Standard, the mass is printed to the .dat file - search for 'mass' within the .dat file.

As for stiffness, it would depend on what you are trying to achieve.  A would expect a model to have different stiffness in different directions, so you would have to consider how you set up your boundary conditions and loads to achieve this.  Just asking for the 'stiffness of the whole model' is a bit too vague.



RE: Model Characterstics

For the stiffness, What I mean is how to see it. I know that it depends on the load and the boundary conditions.



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