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  1. VABS to RCAS

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    Is anyone aware of a publicly available translator, to convert VABS output to a format that can be read by RCAS?


  2. Input error reading format control parameters

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    Hi everyone I am currently working on single material isotropic slender beams with pre-curvature for which I am using VABS to solve for stiffness matrix. I have prepared the input file(.dat) in...


  3. VABS: Modeling Composite Beam-like Structures with 3D FEA Fidelity

    06 Feb 2021 | Contributor(s):: Wenbin Yu

    This presentation was given at Altair Virtual ATCx Composites: https://atcxcomposites.virtual.altair.com/. Variational asymptotic beam section (VABS) is a unique technology continuously funded by the US Army since 1988 and it has become a tool of choice in the helicopter and wind turbine...

  4. iVABS

    19 Nov 2020 | Contributor(s):: Su Tian, Haodong Du, Fei Tao, Wenbin Yu

    iVABS (namely integrated VABS), is a design framework for composite slender structures (also called composite beams) such as helicopter rotor blades, wind turbine blades, high aspect ratio wings, bridges, shafts, etc. This framework bundles PreVABS, VABS, GEBT, Dakota, along with msgpi for...

  5. PreVabs Abaqus interface 3D models

    Forum › defaultsection › vabscompositebeams-category

    Hi all, After reading the PreVabs manual, VABS manual and watching the youtube channel it is still a bit unclear how to proceed with my model. The way I see it; With the PreVabs interface...


  6. PreVABS/VABS/SwiftComp tutorial examples

    This page contains tutorial examples using PreVABS and VABS or SwiftComp. If you start a new page to share some examples related with this software, please title it with the prefix PreVABS: so that...


  7. question about quadrilateral mesh of vabs

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    Dear professor, I'm a prevabs/vabs user, recently I found that I can't get quadrilateral mesh from Prevabs as many document refered, thus it cause some differences in calculated...


  8. question about quadrilateral mesh of vabs

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    Dear professor,

    I'm a prevabs/vabs user, recently I found that I can't get quadrilateral mesh from Prevabs as many document refered, thus it cause some differences in...


  9. to complet the I bean workshop using Abaqus-ABSGUI, & XML file generation

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    Hello Prof. Yu and Mr. Su Tian,

    I am a new users of Abaqus-VABSGUI, preVABS, VABS.  To quickly know how to use the codes, please give me some supports.  Here are my...


  10. How to send my input files to cmdHUB session

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    Hello all

    I intend to run VABS III and I have prepared the input file using PREVABS and Ansys Academic licences. The VABS in my machine was a trial license that expired last month. Now...


  11. Doubt about Ansys Vabs and cdmhub server in order to use online Vabs

    Forum › defaultsection › misc

    Dear Colleagues,   I am studying vibration of a rotary wing composite blade. I have been used the ANSYS-VABS Graphic User Interface (GUI), to discretize the properties of two-dimensional...


  12. Install

    Forum › defaultsection › vabscompositebeams-category

    First of all, thank you  for sharing VABS with me. I have problem about installation and after installation . My first question, is related to swiftcomp. I can see SGs module left...


  13. PreVABS

    16 Nov 2017 | Contributor(s):: Su Tian, Xin Liu, Haodong Du, Wenbin Yu

    PreVABS is a pre-processing tool for VABS and SwiftComp. This tool is designed to reduce the workload of preparing input files of beam cross sections for VABS and SwiftComp, and to make the process automatic for the design and optimization purpose. Cross sections with general and...

  14. ANSYS-VABS interface for ANSYS 17 and 18

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    I cannot see the PreVABS in the Main Menu of ANSYS17.2 and 18.0. This is while in ANSYS 16.0 I could see it in the Main Menu. I followed all the instructions given in ANSYS-VABS...


  15. Question about ABAQUS-VABS GUI

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    Thank you very much for your ABAQUS-VABS GUI , It's a great help for VABS pre-processor。

    But I had a problem recently, I create a following sandwich structure for...


  16. VABS: Powering Simple Beam Elements with Detailed 3D FEA Fidelity

    06 Jan 2017 | Contributor(s):: Wenbin Yu

    This presentation gives a brief introduction to VABS, a general-purpose cross-sectional analysis, which can power conventional, simple beam elements with detailed 3D FEA fidelity. 

  17. Recovery Flag

    Forum › defaultsection › vabscompositebeams-category

    I have a few questions about the use of the recovery flag in VABS (either linear or non-linear beam theory).   Turning the flag on or off is no problem.  The next step is to define the...


  18. ANSYS-VABS GUI Alpha 1.0 Example 7 Composite Rotor Blade

    04 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Fang Jiang

    This is a video tutorial of the example 7 in the ANSYS VABS GUI Alpha 1.0 Release https://cdmhub.org/groups/ansysvabsgui 

  19. ANSYS-VABS Graphic User Interface (GUI)

    03 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Fang Jiang, Wenbin Yu

    This resource contains the release package of ANSYS-VABS GUI.VABS code is NOT included. Manual and the source scripts for the interface can be found in the Supporting Documents.This GUI was developed based on ANSYS Release...


    29 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Su Tian, Wenbin Yu

    A Python script used to convert the input file generated by ABAQUS for VABS, a detailed step-by-step instruction using ABAQUS CAE to generate a simple beam section (composite anisotropic pipe)  is also given. Python scripts for generating more complex sections such as real...