I use ABAQUS Explicit user subroutine VDISP to simulate pin loading in a tensile test (displacement mode) on a single edge notched plate.
When I run the simulation, I have noticed that the displacements (that are applied to the top surface) do not propagate to the adjacent elements.
I have used similar boundary conditions on the same plate using ABAQUS-Standard 'disp' subroutine and I obtain expected results.
I am certain that VDISP is quite accurate. Is there something about the 'Dynamic explicit' analysis that would cause this kind of error. Does this have to the speed of deformation, or time step.
thanks in advance for suggestions.