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  1. Hi, I am trying to solve a non-linear buckling analysis using Altair Hyperworks with Optistruct as a solver. I am unable to find the load step for it. Both non-linear static and linear buckling work. linear buckling won't accept NL static as input or as a STATSUB Preload. Is this option for non-linear buckling even available in this solver? or do I have to use any other solver. please advise. If there is any example available for this kind of analysis, that would be a lot of help. I couldn't find anything in the ebook "Non linear FEA using Optistruct".
  2. Hello, I work on a vehicle suspension optimization. For that purpose I need to perform a dynamic buckling analysis of a tube (meshed by 1D beam elements). I have already performed static analysis, static buckling and modal analysis and the next step is performing dynamic buckling with force impulse. In order to perform this analysis I need to apply an imperfection of the geometry (initial deformation). The imperfection is supposed to be the first buckling mode from static buckling and the corresponding displacements are assumed as a coefficient 0.01, 0.05 etc. Therefore my question is whether it is possible to apply such buckling mode imperfection in OptiStruct, if so where I can find this option? Thank you for any help in advance.
  3. Hi, I'm running a NLSTAT (quasi static simulation) analysis with geometric and material nonlinearities with large displacements. I need Reaction forces of all incremenets in a specific spc node to get the FORCE/TIME STEP graph. I read before that this output of GPFORCE or SPCFORCE is not supported in older versions. What about the latest one? Is there something I have missed? Also what is your suggestion on alternative, if that output is not supported? Dynamic implicit simulation? Thanks for your answer!
  4. Here is my .hm file. I would to connect the design and non design component as a whole but i still do not manage to do it. Please help me guysss !!!! TRY.hm
  5. Hello,Forums I am doing analysis of a unique CFRP pipe by Optistruct. I am receiving this following error message: *** ERROR # 605 *** Element 1 is referenced by STACK 1 (on PLY 1) and by STACK 2 (on PLY 5) simultaneously. Different stacks are created by dividing the upper and lower areas of the pipe into sets. There seems to be an error because it refers to the same element Is there any good way to do it? (Modeling is possible but analysis is error) CFRP-PIPE-Asymmetric laminated.hm
  6. Hi everyone, is it possible to define as input data the behaviour curve of a non linear elasto-plastic matierial in a MAT1 card image material with the NL parameters activated? I tried to import the curve, changing the TYPSTRN value, but the solver Optistruct does not start. The curve has non linear trend both in the elastic that in the plastic phase. Bests Martina
  7. Hi everyone, I am simulating a tensile test of a homogeneous isotropic material, according to the coupon bar example in "Introduction of Non Linear Finite Element Analysis using Optistruct". I imported a different material and the coupon bar geometry is a bit different. I do not understand why the numerical force -displacement curve decreases after the yielding point, while, for example in the ebook, it follows the input trend. I though the possible problems could be the definition of the true stress-strain curve, or the NLQS parameters NINC and NLOUT, the chosen finite elements (tetrahedral; I used this type because I have to calibrate the material to perform analyses on more complex geometries). Can anyone find the problem? I attach the .fem file (ModelB_prova_NLQS). In additiion I attach a model that behaves as expected (Model2_surf_prova10_NLQS ModelB_prova_NLQS.fem MODEL2_surfs_prova10_NLQS.fem
  8. Hello, I'm trying to define contacts between 3 parts of my model. The model consist out of shell elements only. Tried the autocontact, connectors and contactsurfaces tool. However I didnt manage to connect the parts. I have attached an screencapture of the file as well as the model file itself. Can anyone help me out here? BottomConstructionLoose.hm
  9. Hi all, I am facing the following error in implicit nonlinear analysis. How to sort out the error? *** ERROR # 3019 *** TABLES1 bulk data entry ID=2 has a segment that corresponds to zero or negative hardening. This may lead to poor convergence and excessive plastic flow. Regards, Arul
  10. Hi,I am sorry to ask questions again. Now I am studying the structural optimization design of the automobile B-pillar. This time, there are about three minor problems to be solved. 1. I don't know how to set the variable thickness shell element. I saw the following method to set the variable thickness unit in a journal. Setting different thickness simulation shells for the four nodes of the shell element, but I don't know how to achieve it. Can you give me some advice? 2. Since currently optimized based on the B-pillar, the B-pillar components are taken out of the vehicle as shown in the following figure. How do you impose constraints on the upper and lower ends to simulate the vehicle constraints as much as possible? In other words, how to apply constraints to the B-pillar to simulate the constraints in a real vehicle.? 3. Can the size optimization in Optistruct set the coordinate value to the design variable? In addition, can velocity load be applied in optistruct? Thank you in advanced.
  11. Hi all, Been having issues with a model recently, previous versions of it have been converging but recently it seems to have just stopped converging. I've managed to get it to converge but after over an hour of processing (it should have taken 10 minutes), when viewed, there appears to be many orphan nodes. Can orphan nodes cause convergence issues? How can you get rid of them in hypermesh? Cheers Andy
  12. Hi all, I have a model with multiple contacts and have been using N2S contacts. I've found that in some of my loadcases, these contacts produce excessively and unrealistically high loads. I've checked to assure there is a sufficient gap between master and slave components and have even tried changing to S2S, PARAM EXPERTNL CNTSTB... in every case the the contact in question remains an unrealistically high stress or another contact which was previously low force suddenly becomes massive. The way I set the models up is to select contact surfaces for both slave and master and select slide option, I don't apply any clearance or srchdis values. Anyone any suggestions? Alas I cannot share the model.
  13. Hello all! can i solve issue is like this? i have 2 plates ( but plates are not a siple form) which are separated by air. how can i solve it task? is it possible in optistruct using heat transfer analysis. i have created 2 interface convection. 1-plate blue and point 2-point and plate brown. but it doesn't work. plate blue heated (in blue plate is root of heat), but the brown plate was cooling=( Do you have any idea? thanks.
  14. Hello Altair Team, I am doing a non-linear quasi static Simulation with 2 sequential load steps. I would like to apply a force after Deformation (Load step 1) in a cetain direction for example X (local Coordinate Sys). I have tried to define a local coordinate (CORD1R) and assigned the nodes and the force to this Local System. I expected that the coordinate System move with the Body (Green coordinate system). But the results Shows, that the force will be applied according to the local coordinate direction in the beginning Situation.(Red Coordinate System) it means that the local System does not move with the Body. In hyperview, it stays at the beginning Position. Could you please give me some hints about moving local coordinate System.
  15. Hi, I am trying to learn how to run FEA on hyperworks (beginner). Eventually, I'm going to implement it for my thesis. I've followed exactly as the tutorial video tells me to do in terms of meshing, assigning material and property, load collectors and setup. As I ran the OptiStruct, it gives me error of, *** Errors with missing, incorrect or duplicate IDs found 600 times. ************************************************************************ There were 600 error messages during input processing. The first message is repeated below: *** ERROR 14: Missing property # 1 referenced by CQUAD4 # 1. *** Errors with missing, incorrect or duplicate IDs found 600 times. ************************************************************************ ==== End of solver screen output ==== ==== Job completed ==== I've read other questions, but this error seems like it's coming from assigning the wrong property. I made sure it's selected as PSOLID. My model is just a simple cube, I am not sure where this error comes from. Could you please help me going through this problem? I'm attaching the model file for your review. Please point out what I've done wrong. I'm a bit frustrated learning this software because of so many things need to be done prior to the analysis. PRACTICE1.hm
  16. Hello Guys, I want to reanalyse my results from a topology optimization. As the part has thick walls, I don`t want to calculate with a surface-mesh. Is it possible to do a reanalysis with solid-mesh? (If yes - how?) Thank you Cheers
  17. Hi everybody, I was running a test with optistruct using two simple cubes. They are both fixed at opposite ends. Their faces are separated by 0.1 mm and can, if pushed, become engaged in a contact (type SLIDE). Type of analysis: nonlinear quasistatic. Issue: Even if I fixed both cubes at their bases and there is no applied force and no contact is engaged (shcdist=0.001 and the solver warns me that no contact elements have been defined during the analysis), the cubes translate of 2 mm as if they are moving like rigid bodies. I have already tried to constrain some more nodes, to no avail. Any explanation for this thing by anyone? Thank you in advance. Find attached my .fem file to check SHRCTOL001.fem
  18. Hello everyone!I'm performing a finite element analysis with a pair of gears and another component around this pair of gears. This system is named as "planetary gears". My model is simplified, just to see how will be the behavior of the system, I'm using the software Hypermesh with the solver OptiStruct. My question is, which degrees of freedom on "FACE 1" and "FACE 2" should I constraint to rotate "GEAR A" and "GEAR B" around the axis X.Degres of freedom:Displacement: x, y and zRotation: x, y and zI have attached the picture. Thanks so much in advance.Henry
  19. hi Is their any way to calculate torsional stiffness with the help of mass and frequency
  20. Hello, on your opinion, what kind of material formulation could be the best for the material described by the attached graph? Considering we want to apply on the structure a static load case and the material is a Thermoplastic Polymer. I'm using Optistruct solver thank you
  21. Hey there, since a while my Panel is cut off at the side (see screenshot - on the bottom right). Restarting the Programm / PC didn't help. Deactivating Panels in "View" and reactivating neither. Does someone know this problem and could help me with it? Thank's in advance! Cheers
  22. Hello, I am running a topology optimisation using Optistruct. I am trying to look at the key structural members of an aerospace component. I am attempting to use a low volume fraction of ~3-6%. When the volume fraction is particularly low does this effect the solver's ability to converge? Thank you in advance
  23. Hello, I was once told by a colleague before running an optimisation with optistruct to use the control parameters '-ncpu 8 -core IN'. This was to make the simulation run faster. To my understanding '-ncpu 8' ensures the simulation utilises the computers 8 cores. However, I do not know what the '-core IN' does. Can anyone offer any insight into the meaning behind this and if it actually helps with the simulation speed. Additionally, if there are any other optistruct option inputs that could be used to speed up the simulation then please let me know what they are. Thank you in advance.
  24. Hello, I would like to tetra mesh my component from a 2D mesh of trias that already exists. The 2D mesh must remain constant as it has a load applied to it that cannot be changed. The problem I am having is that the tetra mesh option 'fixed trias to tetra mesh' produces large size elements in the middle of the model. I would like to constrain the maximum size of the 3D tetra mesh so its does not increase in size in this way. Is this possible? Thank you in advance
  25. Hello everyone, Do you have the following solutions for this exercise? I am so eager with the solutions! I have tried doing it by myself but still I couldn't do it. It would be great if anyone could help me by giving step-by-step solution. Thank you. Sincerely, Jalil Ridhwan.
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