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Element deletion on the broken chips during machining

Element deletion on the broken chips during machining

Element deletion on the broken chips during machining

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Hello fellows


I have successfully run the simulation for machining in Abaqus explicit. In one case of the simulation, the solving process stopped because there is highly distorted elements which are found in the chip after it break. This elements (chip) was found very far away to the cutting process, but I think the solver still did the calculation there.

What are the strategies to overcome this?
Probably delete the elements (chip) after it experience breakage? How to implement this?
Thanks

Afif
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