• Corpus ID: 16443110

Shear Locking and Hourglassing in MSC Nastran , ABAQUS , and ANSYS

@inproceedings{Sun2006ShearLA,
  title={Shear Locking and Hourglassing in MSC Nastran , ABAQUS , and ANSYS},
  author={Eric Qiuli Sun},
  year={2006}
}
  • E. Sun
  • Published 2006
  • Engineering
A solid beam and a composite beam were used to compare how MSC Nastran, ABAQUS, and ANSYS handled the numerical difficulties of shear locking and hourglassing. Their tip displacements and first modes were computed, normalized, and listed in multiple tables under various situations. It was found that fully integrated first order solid elements in these three finite element codes exhibited similar shear locking. It is thus recommended that one should avoid using this type of element in bending… 
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