Symmetric model generation

A three-dimensional model can be created in Abaqus/Standard by:

  • revolving an axisymmetric model about its axis of revolution;

  • revolving a single three-dimensional sector about its axis of symmetry; or

  • combining two parts of a symmetric three-dimensional model, where one of the parts is the original model and the other part is obtained by reflecting the original model through either a symmetry line or a symmetry plane.

Abaqus/Standard also provides for the transfer of the solution obtained in the original analysis onto the new model (see Transferring results from a symmetric mesh or a partial three-dimensional mesh to a full three-dimensional mesh).

Only stress/displacement, heat transfer, coupled temperature-displacement, and acoustic elements can be used to generate a new model.

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