Implicit dynamic analysis using direct integration

A direct-integration dynamic analysis in Abaqus/Standard:

  • must be used when nonlinear dynamic response is being studied;

  • can be fully nonlinear (general dynamic analysis) or can be based on the modes of the linear system (subspace projection method); and

  • can be used to study a variety of applications, including:

    • dynamic responses requiring transient fidelity and involving minimal energy dissipation;

    • dynamic responses involving nonlinearity, contact, and moderate energy dissipation; and

    • quasi-static responses in which considerable energy dissipation provides stability and improved convergence behavior for determining an essentially static solution.

The following topics are discussed:

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Defining an analysis
About dynamic analysis procedures
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Configuring a dynamic, implicit procedure