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Field variables in code-aster

Available variables in code aster that I tested. I will be updating this table after testing other elements.

FIELD NAME AVAILABLE VARIABLES APPLICABLE MODEL TYPES NON- APPLICABLE MODEL
EFGE_ELNO N,VY,VZ,MT, MFY,MFZ POU_D_E, 3D, 2D
SIEF_ELNO POU_D_T, POU_D_E
POU_D_TG, POU_D_T_GD
FORC_F FX FY FZ MX MY MZ
DEPL_R DX DY DZ DRX DRY MARTINI DRZ
SIEF_R SIXX SIYY SIZZ SIXY SIXZ SIYZ 3D
SIEF_R NR VY VZ MT MFY MFZ Discrete elements
SIEF_R NXX NYY NXY MXX MYY MXY QX QY HULL
SIEF_R BR Beam with wrapping
SIEF_R POU_D_T, POU_D_E
POU_D_TG, POU_D_T_GD
SIEF_ELGA 3D,2D, DKT, DST, Q4G, Q4GG, COQUE_3D, BARR, 2D_BARR POU_D_T, POU_D_E
POU_D_TG, POU_D_T_GD
SIGM_ELGA 3D,2D, DKT, DST, Q4G, Q4GG, COQUE_3D POU_D_T, POU_D_E
POU_D_TG, POU_D_T_GD
SIGM_ELNO POU_D_T, POU_D_E
POU_D_TG, POU_D_T_GD
EFGE_ELNO

Effort

3D, 2D
EFGE_ELNO 3D, 2D
FORC_NODA

nodal forces

DX DY DZ DRX DRY MARTINI DRZ
EPSI_ELGA
EPSG_ELGA 3D Hulls, plates
(except DKTG
and Q4GG), PIPES, Multifibre beams
EPME_ELGA 3D Hulls, plates
(except DKTG
and Q4GG)
EPMG_ELGA 3D Hulls, plates
(except DKTG
and Q4GG), PIPES, Multifibre beams
EPSP_ELGA 3D Hulls, plates
(except DKTG
and Q4GG)
EPSI_ELNO

 

3D
EPSG_ELNO 3D Hulls, plates
(except DKTG
and Q4GG), PIPES, Multifibre beams
EPME_ELNO 3D Hulls, plates
(except DKTG
and Q4GG)
EPMG_ELNO 3D Hulls, plates
(except DKTG
and Q4GG), PIPES, Multifibre beams
EPSP_ELNO 3D Hulls, plates
(except DKTG
and Q4GG)
DEGE_ELGA

 

Plates,
Coques1D
3D
DEGE_ELNO

 

Plates,
Coques1D
3D
VARI_ELGA BARR, 2D_BARR

Some clues:

DEGE : deformations generalized on the elements of beam or hull
ELNO: Node- calculation carried out by extrapolation with the nodes of the quantities at the points of Gauss
ELGA:Gauss point
NOEU:

EF~:Effort

SI~: Stress

Beginning with Code Aster and Salome Meca

Code aster is an opensource (free) FEM analysis software targetted to structural, thermal and aucostic analysis. It is available for windows and linux. This software can be used for non-linear analysis and thus is quite useful for engineering studies epscially for academic research. But the sofware is little difficult to use for begineers. I am sharing some introductory videos to get started with this software. You can visit the forum for discussion on your specific problem.

  • Analysis of a simple beam

  • Non-linear analysis of simple steel rod

  • Modeling hardeing of steel

  • Analysis of plate and plotting stress strain diagram