Paper based WAAM model in Abaqus



Here, you can download a Thermo-mechanical model for Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM). WAAM is an AM process that creates large scale parts, and the scale can reach a few meters. This model has been used in the following paper, and it was validated by other models in the literature review.


This model was used to study the rolling effect on residual stress in the manufactured part. In order to predict the residual stress, it is necessary to get the thermal history and use it as input for the mechanical model. Since it is time-consuming to create the model by Abaqus CAE, three Python code was developed to prepare the model. In addition, a FORTRAN code was developed for the DFLUX subroutine to apply the heat source model to the material.  For adding material we use the element birth technique by Python code. The video is short so you can learn this in less than 15 minutes and you will have the output and Abaqus CAE file.

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Thermal Model:

A Model to Simulate Welding Process (or additive manufacturing)

Mechanical model:

A Model to Simulate Welding Process (or Additive Manufacturing) (2)

Element Birth Technique:

An Example for Element Birth Technique with Python

Please watch the preview which explains how to check your computer processor to make sure your computer is powerful enough to solve the model. (You at least need 12 GB of RAM)

 In this video, we avoid giving too many details so you can easily use the product. Here you can find the following files:

Abaqus files: CAE, INP, Python, FORTRAN, and JNL (No ODB file because it would be around 40 GB)

Video files: How to create this model.

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1 review for Paper based WAAM model in Abaqus

  1. HyperLyceum Team (verified owner)

    The model is based on Reza Tangestani’s master thesis and two papers were published based on it.

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