Initial conditions in Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit

Initial conditions are specified for particular nodes or elements, as appropriate. The data can be provided directly; in an external input file; or, in some cases, by a user subroutine or by the results or output database file from a previous Abaqus analysis.

If initial conditions are not specified, all initial conditions are zero except relative density in the porous metal plasticity model (which will have the value 1.0).

The following topics are discussed:

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