A material's mass density:

  • must be defined in Abaqus/Standard for eigenfrequency and transient dynamic analysis, transient heat transfer analysis, adiabatic stress analysis, and acoustic analysis;

  • must be defined in Abaqus/Standard for gravity, centrifugal, and rotary acceleration loading;

  • must be defined in Abaqus/Explicit for all materials except hydrostatic fluids;

  • can be specified as a function of temperature and predefined variables;

  • can be distributed from nonstructural features (such as paint on sheet metal panels in a car) to the underlying elements using a nonstructural mass definition; and

  • can be defined with a distribution for solid continuum elements in Abaqus/Standard.

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Specifying material mass density