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Hich (Structural)

19 Jun 11 2:27

I want to do a post buckling analysis with riks method. first I did a linear buckling analysis and now i want to write the results to a result file as a nodal data to do the geometric imperfections for riks analysis. does anybody know how I should do that?

ESPcomposites (Aerospace)

19 Jun 11 15:29

You can simulate the imperfection as a small "side" load or moment. This will initiate the buckling.
Brian www.espcomposites.com

bassmanjax (Mechanical)

20 Jun 11 3:39

In your eigenvalue analysis run, you need to request output to a .fil results file. You can then use those results using the *IMPERFECTION, FILE=xxxxx keyword in your riks analysis. There is a good example of this type of analysis in the ABAQUS docs - "Buckling of an imperfection-sensitive cylindrical shell" Regards Martin
Martin Stokes CEng MIMechE

Hich (Structural)

10 Jul 11 6:18

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How can I request output to a .file ? I am really in trouble

bassmanjax (Mechanical)

11 Jul 11 4:43

Look up *NODE FILE in the keyword docs. Regards Martin


Martin

Hich (Structural)

11 Jul 11 5:55

I used the following command but Aabaqus gives error with the *. *NODE FILE, GLOBAL=YES, MODE=1, LAST MODE=1 ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax >>> Is it something wrong with using * ?

ESPcomposites (Aerospace)

11 Jul 11 6:29

Try just *NODE FILE, without the parameters first. You did request displacements on the second line as follows? *NODE FILE U Other than that, check to make sure you placed it at the end of the deck (input file).
Brian www.espcomposites.com

Hich (Structural)

11 Jul 11 6:55

I think my first problem is that i don;t know where I have to write these commands. I use the command area which is at the same place of message area. is it correct?

bassmanjax (Mechanical)

11 Jul 11

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8:55 You have to edit the .inp file created by ABAQUS and add the *NODE FILE line into the .inp file, exactly as ESP stated above.
Martin

Hich (Structural)

12 Jul 11 7:39

thank You Martin I added this one to the input file. nothing happened. I submitted the job again but the input file was rewritten. then I decided aybe I can import the edited input file as a model but this time I faced this error: WARNING: The following keywords/parameters are not yet supported by the input file reader: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------*NODEFILE *PREPRINT

bassmanjax (Mechanical)

12 Jul 11 9:53

*NODE FILE is not supported in CAE, so you'll have to write the .inp file out and edit it in a text editor (like Notepad). You then have to submit the job at the command prompt, not through CAE. Open the ABAQUS command window in your working directory, then type; abaqus j=myjobname to run the job.
Martin

Hich (Structural)

13 Jul 11 5:33

I don't know how to thank you Martin. I finally made the .fil output. then I made my model for Riks analysis and I opened its input file with notepad and I added *imperfection, file=mylastfile and then in abaqus command prompt I ran the new input file. then I imported it to abaqus for analysis. but imperfection didn't affect the results!! Regards

Hich (Structural)

17 Jul 11 4:24

Dear Martin, You gave me vary good clues. Problem is solved now. thank you All the best

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