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Title: Sierra/Solid Mechanics 4.48 User's Guide.

Abstract

Sierra/SolidMechanics (Sierra/SM) is a Lagrangian, three-dimensional code for finite element analysis of solids and structures. It provides capabilities for explicit dynamic, implicit quasistatic and dynamic analyses. The explicit dynamics capabilities allow for the efficient and robust solution of models with extensive contact subjected to large, suddenly applied loads. For implicit problems, Sierra/SM uses a multi-level iterative solver, which enables it to effectively solve problems with large deformations, nonlinear material behavior, and contact. Sierra/SM has a versatile library of continuum and structural elements, and a large library of material models. The code is written for parallel computing environments enabling scalable solutions of extremely large problems for both implicit and explicit analyses. It is built on the SIERRA Framework, which facilitates coupling with other SIERRA mechanics codes. This document describes the functionality and input syntax for Sierra/SM.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1433781
Report Number(s):
SAND2018-2961
662302
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Merewether, Mark Thomas, Crane, Nathan K, de Frias, Gabriel Jose, Le, San, Littlewood, David John, Mosby, Matthew David, Pierson, Kendall H., Porter, Vicki L., Shelton, Timothy, Thomas, Jesse David, Tupek, Michael R., Veilleux, Michael, Gampert, Scott, Xavier, Patrick G., and Plews, Julia A. Sierra/Solid Mechanics 4.48 User's Guide.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1433781.
Merewether, Mark Thomas, Crane, Nathan K, de Frias, Gabriel Jose, Le, San, Littlewood, David John, Mosby, Matthew David, Pierson, Kendall H., Porter, Vicki L., Shelton, Timothy, Thomas, Jesse David, Tupek, Michael R., Veilleux, Michael, Gampert, Scott, Xavier, Patrick G., & Plews, Julia A. Sierra/Solid Mechanics 4.48 User's Guide.. United States. doi:10.2172/1433781.
Merewether, Mark Thomas, Crane, Nathan K, de Frias, Gabriel Jose, Le, San, Littlewood, David John, Mosby, Matthew David, Pierson, Kendall H., Porter, Vicki L., Shelton, Timothy, Thomas, Jesse David, Tupek, Michael R., Veilleux, Michael, Gampert, Scott, Xavier, Patrick G., and Plews, Julia A. Thu . "Sierra/Solid Mechanics 4.48 User's Guide.". United States. doi:10.2172/1433781. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1433781.
@article{osti_1433781,
title = {Sierra/Solid Mechanics 4.48 User's Guide.},
author = {Merewether, Mark Thomas and Crane, Nathan K and de Frias, Gabriel Jose and Le, San and Littlewood, David John and Mosby, Matthew David and Pierson, Kendall H. and Porter, Vicki L. and Shelton, Timothy and Thomas, Jesse David and Tupek, Michael R. and Veilleux, Michael and Gampert, Scott and Xavier, Patrick G. and Plews, Julia A.},
abstractNote = {Sierra/SolidMechanics (Sierra/SM) is a Lagrangian, three-dimensional code for finite element analysis of solids and structures. It provides capabilities for explicit dynamic, implicit quasistatic and dynamic analyses. The explicit dynamics capabilities allow for the efficient and robust solution of models with extensive contact subjected to large, suddenly applied loads. For implicit problems, Sierra/SM uses a multi-level iterative solver, which enables it to effectively solve problems with large deformations, nonlinear material behavior, and contact. Sierra/SM has a versatile library of continuum and structural elements, and a large library of material models. The code is written for parallel computing environments enabling scalable solutions of extremely large problems for both implicit and explicit analyses. It is built on the SIERRA Framework, which facilitates coupling with other SIERRA mechanics codes. This document describes the functionality and input syntax for Sierra/SM.},
doi = {10.2172/1433781},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2018}
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