## Category Archives: Stress Analysis

## How to create Contacts with a BCTABLE Card by NASTRAN SOL101

For contact simulation between two structural components with MSC Nastran is necessary to perform a static analysis (Linear Simulation by SOL101 or Non Linear Simulation by SOL106) using CGAP elements with possible convergence problems. This type of modeling is complex because … Continue reading

## Strength Criteria of Composite Material supported by FEM analysis

Strength Criteria of Composite Material supported by FEM analysis Continue reading

## Static Condensation – FEM Analysis

Background Theory With “condensation” is indicated a procedure adopted for the structural analysis to carry out a matrix of stiffness and load boundary conditions of a detailed finite model (DFEM), starting from a raw global finite model (GFEM). The DFEM … Continue reading

## 2.6. Calculation of Elastic Constants

2.6. Calculation of Elastic Constants Continue reading

## 2.5. Thermal Stress

1 . Analysis of the Orthotropic Lamina 1.1. Introduction 1.2. Hooke’s Law 1.3. Relationships between elastic constants and Matrix of Elasticity 1.4. Matrix of Elasticity 2. Classical theory of Laminates 2.1. Introduction 2.2. Basic Formulas 2.3. Laminate stiffener matrix 2.4. … Continue reading

## 2.4. Calculation of Stress and Strain

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## Contact simulation with MSC/Nastran

Linear Gap The linear GAP is the simpliest contact form used in Nastran simulations. Linear GAP can solve a large class of problems like hole bearing, heel-toe interaction, fitting contacts. Linear, therefore does not include frition, large displacements, and material … Continue reading

## Non linear Buckling with FEM approach

Buckling analysis assesses the stability characteristics of a structure. An accurate solution to a buckling problem requires more efforts than just following a numerical procedure, there are a number of factors to consider before a buckling solution can be accepted … Continue reading

## Buckling of an imperfection-sensitive cylindrical shell

Buckling of an imperfection-sensitive cylindrical shell (EXTRACTED FROM ABAQUS GUIDE) This example serves as a guide to performing a postbuckling analysis using Abaqus for an imperfection-sensitive structure. A structure is imperfection sensitive if small changes in an imperfection change the … Continue reading