Hi

please see attached

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NG0cFoD8NHMxJ1IlgdkRnONIplQGFUgC https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NG0cFoD8NHMxJ1IlgdkRnONIplQGFUgC as you can see that the model is symmetric on A-A plane .

Using Abaqus, how to simulate the symmetric model (half the model).

the expected method that applying symmetry on the A-A plane did not yield the same results (stresses was much less in the half model for the same boundary conditions) of the whole model.

What is wrong here.

Thanks