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#1 Code_Aster usage » Crowd Funding English Translation of Documentation » 2018-05-11 17:27:02

fsarabia
Replies: 4

Hi everybody,

I have slowly started to learn Code Aster, and I am amazed by how powerful this program is and wish to spread the word and help more users come on board.

Unfortunately, learning to use Code-Aster is really hard for non-French speaking users (like myself).  Although I find the "Machine Translation" of the documentation very useful, there are clear errors (as one should expect) which can be really problematic. This causes confusion and makes learning Code Aster much much harder.

I have not been part of the community for very long, and I was wanting to gather ideas.  I was not sure if creating new translations (or correcting the existing ones) have come up again for discussion, and what were the outcomes of such discussions.

In my mind, we could use a crowdfunding site where any user could recommend articles in the documentation that they would like have translated, and the community could vote (by contributing financially) to cover translation costs.  The newly translated documents would be available to all.

Of course, they are some serious challenges, such as the creation of a site that would host all the new documents, finding a competent translator who is good english writer and understand the very technical nature of some of the articles, etc, etc.

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks

Fernando

#2 Code_Aster usage » Create 2D Element Groups at Boundary of 3D Mesh? » 2017-03-14 23:30:27

fsarabia
Replies: 1

Hi,
I have a mesh with multiple volume element (3d) groups.  Is it possible to create a group of all the faces (2d) that encapsulate a given group or groups?  All faces not at the boundary should be eliminated.
I could not find anything along those lines in the documentation of DEFI_GROUP. 
Thanks,
Fernando

#3 Code_Aster usage » Orthotropic Constitutive Model for Soil or Rock » 2017-03-13 21:21:31

fsarabia
Replies: 1

Hi,
I am trying to do a stress-strain analysis (no temperature) of laminated rock.  The rock has different strengths if parallel and perpendicular to the lamination.  I was wondering if there is a way to do this in Code_Aster.  Could one set different strength parameters in two perpendicular directions when using Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek-Brown, Von Misses or any other model?
I know that one can capture elastic orthotropic behavior, but I have not seen any of this in the plasticity options of any model.
I was wondering if there some type of work-around.
Thanks,
Fernando

#4 Introduce yourself / Présentez vous » Geotechnical Engineer joining the group! » 2017-03-12 16:49:32

fsarabia
Replies: 4

Hi,
My name is Fernando, and I have about 20 years of experience working in the geotechnical field focusing on numerical modelling.  I have a bachelors degree in Civil Engineer from Peru, I studied Earthquake Engineering in Japan, and a master's and Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering in the United States (University of Illinois and Northwestern University).
I currently work as a consultant in San Diego, CA.  I learned about Code-Aster about a year ago, but I have started just recently study the materials and use the program in my consulting practice very recently.
I am excited to meet other members of the forum with similar interests.  The more I learn about the program, the more I get amazed of how such a great program does not have a strong user base in the United States.  Hopefully, that will change soon.
Greetings,
Fernando