Incompatible Mode

Incompatible mode is a feature designed  to improve the bending behavior of low order elements. Briefly, by using this feature elements shows a more realistic response under bending moments. As I have focused several times in my video coarse, deep understanding of different features of a software is the most part of any numerical modeling. […]

Error 1 : missing elements property

If you are new in ABAQUS, confronting different errors might be the most disappointing aspect of working with numerical software. But if you are patient enough, and continue working and thinking deeply, after a while these errors give you an amazing insight into numerical methods. In this seri of articles I will show you some […]

ABAQUS measurement units?

Many beginners come with the question of what are ABAQUS measurement units. Unlike most of numerical software, ABAQUS does not have any build-in unite please Do NOT include unit names or labels when entering data in ABAQUS. All input data must be entered in consistent units. This table shows the compatible units. Before starting […]

Soil Dilatation

Soil dilation is a change in volume when soil is subjected to shear deformations. In the honor of the person who described it for the first time it is also called Reynolds dilatancy. In simple words, granular material which are densely compacted naturally tends to dilate. Quite the opposite, loose granular material continuously get denser under […]

Soil Compaction Concepts

Soil Compaction is a process during which soil density is increased by applying mechanical forces. the main purpose of soil compaction is to improve soil stability and its beating capacity. To be more precise compaction is a rearrangement of soil particles resulting in soil densification. soil compaction objectives Reduction of void ratio Increase of load […]