Linear elastic behavior

A linear elastic material model:

  • is valid for small elastic strains (normally less than 5%);

  • can be isotropic, orthotropic, or fully anisotropic;

  • can have properties that depend on temperature and/or other field variables; and

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

The following topics are discussed:

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About the material library
Elastic behavior
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Creating a linear elastic material model