Hi 🙂

I have geometry for my problem in two parts:

A. The actual solid geometry

B. The fiber directions at known points (can be inter/extrapolated to any point)

I have successfully imported the solid geometry. 😎

I am however, not quite sure how to import the fiber directionality data, and also how to implement this in Abaqus. (This data is from Matlab.)

1. [U]Please advise on implementing this in Abaqus.[/U]

I have read about user subroutine Orient. I think this may be used to define material directionality, but not quite sure how to use it.

2. [U]Please advise[/U]

So, at each Gauss point, I will essentially have a fiber direction. The direction of the fiber will determine a local coordinate system, in that direction. Does this comply with what Abaqus does in this situation? How does one work with this?

3. [U]Please advise[/U]

Thank you

Davinci (YK)