Material data definition

A material definition in Abaqus:

  • specifies the behavior of a material and supplies all the relevant property data;

  • can contain multiple material behaviors;

  • is assigned a name, which is used to refer to those parts of the model that are made of that material;

  • can have temperature and/or field variable dependence;

  • can have solution variable dependence in Abaqus/Standard; and

  • can be specified in a local coordinate system (Orientations), which is required if the material is not isotropic.

The following topics are discussed:

Related Topics
About the material library
Combining material behaviors
In Other Guides
Creating materials