Material modelling in Pro/Engineer
I'm running Pro/Engineer Wildfire 3.0 and would like to use the DNF model suggested by Jörgen Bergström.
Is there anybody who have done any advanced material modelling in Pro/E? Probably it would be a better idea to buy an ABAQUS license, but I just wanted to hear some opinions.
I am not familiar with the non-linear material support within Pro/E, but I suspect that the specialized non-linear FE programs (e.g. ABAQUS, ANSYS, MARC, etc) might be more suitable for what you are doing.
Someone else might have more info...
Yes, that's what I suspected. I just want to make sure that I can extract the displacements from the non-linear analysis to update my Pro/E-part. And vice versa of course, i.e. change my Pro/E-part and easily reperform the calculations.
I know that Pro/E has good compatibility with ANSYS. How about ABAQUS? It seams that you have good experiences with DNF in ABAQUS, so perhaps it is the right software to use?
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Both ABAQUS and ANSYS can work with CAD files created by Pro/E, although I don't know which FE package has the best integration with ProE.
The DNF model was developed and tested using ABAQUS and LS-DYNA, but could without much effort be translated to ANSYS.
the new ansys workbench probably has better integration with CAD package as it allows bi-directional integration. Abaqus works with standard format such as SAT or parasolid format that you can import. but ProE is not based on parasolid, so you might need to careful with complex 3D model.
Originally Posted by Jorgen_Bergstrom