Submodeling with Plasticity

Application ID: 108811

In this tutorial model, it is demonstrated how to incorporate a localized nonlinearity in a submodel.

In this case, an initial elastic analysis reveals that a small region of a structure has stresses above the yield limit. To improve the results, an elastoplastic material model is added in a submodel.

The global model is in this case analyzed using linear elasticity, but this is not a necessary assumption.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: