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2008-07-08 15:47:01 #1

BL Hello
Registered: 2008-03-13 I am comparing the results of MECA_STATIQUE command with the results of DYNA_NON_LINE command
Posts: 97 on the same model. I seek to independently verify the results are the same when performed with static forces
calculated by the dynamic solver and performed completely statically. MECA solves quickly and produces
results that appear physically correct. DYNA when run for an extended time produces oscillations between
the initial state and the static solution found by MECA. These oscillations are periodic and do NOT stabilize
over time. This result is clearly NOT a physical result for a statically applied pressure. The solution should
stabilize over time.

I have reviewed the documentation but I cannot find the cause of my error. I assume that this is my own
error as a user, but I cannot find the error.

Might an option exist to cause the dynamic solution of DYNA_NON_LINE to stabilize in the case of little to no


2008-07-09 08:32:27 #2

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Ect Hello,
From: Switzerland Oscillations can be the result of a stepped load, the fact that it does not stabilize is ok as long as there is no
Registered: 2008-05-15 damping specified.
Posts: 61
Try to apply a ramped, or better, a smooth stepped load with something like this:


VALE=(0.0,0.0, 1.0,1.0,),

# Smooth step for time ranging from 0 to 1s

FONC = FORMULE(NOM_PARA='INST', VALE ='(1.0+sin(3.14159*(INST-0.5)))/2.0',);


FONC_MULT=Rampe,), # Rampe or SStep

this should minimize the ringing.

In addition you can add some Rayleigh damping via the material's BETA and ALPHA parameters (beware,
code_aster's beta is mass damping, alpha is stiffness) or numerical damping with the HHT solver by adding:


in your DYNA_NON_LINE definition. Rayleigh damping should be better here since it will also damp low


2008-07-09 14:32:58 #3

BL Thank you for your advice.

Registered: 2008-03-13 I have attempted both the solver and the material parameters. Both cases appear to be stabilizing.
Posts: 97


2008-07-10 16:43:21 #4

BL I have been reading about Rayleigh damping. From what I have read, the coefficeints are geometery related
Member and set empirically to return a correct solution. But in Aster they are defined with the material. Are these
Registered: 2008-03-13 parameters truly material dependent? Or are they defined in DEFI_MATERIAU to allow different materials to
Posts: 97 be damped with different constants?


2008-07-11 09:37:14 #5

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Ect You're right, Rayleigh damping is only an "equivalent" viscous damping meant to approximate material
Member damping. Usually you make two measurements of the damping factor (Xi) at two frequencies, and infers
From: Switzerland alpha and beta by resolving:
Registered: 2008-05-15
Posts: 61 Xi1=alpha*omega1*0.5+beta*0.5/omega1

This way you have a correct damping for the frequency range between omega1 and omega2, but usually
wrong outside (lo and hi freqs overdamping, not really a problem for most calculations).

So yes, it's fully material related, but the approximated damping is build from stiffness and mass elementary


And yes, Aster let you define different coefficients to allow different materials to be damped with different


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