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Can someone help me understand this error?
Posted Oct 11, 2012, 12:36 AM EDT Geomechanics, Mesh, Modeling Tools, Parameters, Variables, & Functions, Studies & Solvers, Structural Mechanics & Thermal Stresses Version 4.2a 3 Replies
"Failed to compute elastoplastic strain variables"
I have received this error numerous times in a few different structural models where I am using soil or concrete plasticity, and I'm not sure the cause of it. I've been able to fix it by trying different meshes, solvers, loading conditions, etc. but it's kindof a "throw spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks" approach. I really don't know what causes it, so I don't know how to fix it. I haven't been able to find anything in the included manuals about it either. Does anyone know what the likely source of this error is and what can be done to fix it? Thanks!