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  1. Is it possible to go beyond classical beam model i.e. like timoshenko beam model by simply perturbing the displacement field derived in CBT and using classical variational approach on the energy?

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    I have been trying to derive the timoshenko like beam theory , like the one mentioned in Dr. Hodges's book "Non linear composite beam theory" but for infinitesimal strain. It has been mentioned...


  2. Recovery results

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    It is mentioned that there was a bug fixed in the recovery module version VABS 3.2.1, wondering what is that. We are trying to recover the result for a prismatic beam, with active inclusion in a...


  3. A Critical Assessment of Computer Tools for Calculating Composites Wind Turbine Blade Properties

    16 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Wenbin Yu

    The purpose of this paper is to critically assess several computer tools for calculating the inertial and structural properties of wind turbine blades. The theoretical foundation of each tool is briefly summarized, and the advantages and disadvantages of each tool are pointed out. Several...


    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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 

  7. 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...


  8. Assessing VABS against ABAQUS Beam Section Generate

    27 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Su Tian, Wenbin Yu

    We did a case study for a composite beam using VABS and ABAQUS beam section generate capability and compared with detailed 3D FEA analysis. The conclusion is that VABS can reproduce the detailed 3D FEA analysis at an efficiency much faster than ABAQUS beam capability. The accuracy of ABAQUS beam...

  9. 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...


  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. Input error reading format control parameters

    Forum › defaultsection › vabscompositebeams-category

    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...


  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. iVABS

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

    iVABS, meaning integrated VABS environment, is  pre-packaged PreVABS + VABS + GEBT + gmsh + dakota to facilitate design and optimization of composite airfoils, blades, or general beam cross-sections.Installer and a portable package are provided. For installer, everything will be set with...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...


  16. 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...


  17. 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...


  18. 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...


  19. question about quadrilateral mesh of vabs

    Forum › defaultsection › misc

    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...


  20. 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...