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Advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) From SIMULIA

SIMULIA Abaqus offers a powerful solution that can help you solve both routine and complex engineering problems across a broad range of industrial applications. Leverage the robust capabilities of Abaqus to lessen your dependency on physical testing, reduce costs, and ensure optimum product performance.

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Key Features

Nonlinear Analysis
Account for large displacements, material nonlinearities, and boundary nonlinearities such as contact and friction
Contact Modeling
Robust contact modeling capabilities including general contact to automatically detect interactions
Implicit Dynamics
Natural frequency extraction, complex eigenvalue extraction, steady-state dynamics, transient model dynamics, response spectrum, random response
Explicit Dynamics
Model high-speed dynamic events and extreme deformations
Use the direct cyclic approach to model progressive damage and failure
Simulate local instabilities to visualize buckling and collapse
Solve coupled thermal, electrical, and structural behavior
Simulate waves in fluids to model sound propagation or shock effects on structures
Simulate piezoelectric, electrical conduction, and electromagnetic phenomena
Fluid-Structure Interaction
Simulate gases and liquids with a variety of techniques including coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL), smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), and co-simulation with CFD software
Damage Modeling and Fracture Mechanics
Predict failure of complex materials
Comprehensive Meshing
An extensive library of mesh element types and sophisticated approaches for mesh creation
Associative Geometry
Associative interfaces for SOLIDWORKS and other CAD systems enable rapid analysis iterations

Putting It to the Test With SIMULIA Abaqus

Without test engineers, we wouldn’t have safe and reliable products on the market. One engineer in particular has been influential in shock vibration and fatigue testing since the 70s, when analysis computers filled a room.

Nigel Linden’s expertise has helped develop the tools that are used in data collection, analysis and modeling today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can SIMULIA Abaqus perform multiphysics simulations?

Yes. Abaqus provides robust multiphysics capabilities, including thermal-stress, thermal-electrical, low-frequency electromagnetics, structural-acoustics, and more.

What is the difference between implicit and explicit solving?

These are two different methods for solving FEA problems. The implicit solution technology in Abaqus/Standard is ideal for solving static and low-speed dynamic events, such as sealing pressure in a gasket joint or crack propagation in a composite airplane fuselage. The explicit solution technology employed by Abaqus/Explicit is well-suited for high-speed dynamic events, such as consumer electronics drop testing, automotive crashes, and ballistic impact.

What is “general contact”?

It can be challenging and tedious to predict and define all the possible contacting surfaces in a simulation. Abaqus uses “general contact” to automatically detect contact between different bodies, dramatically reducing missed contact definitions and time required to define contact in complex assemblies.

Does SIMULIA Abaqus integrate with SOLIDWORKS?

Yes. Abaqus provides an associative interface for importing SOLIDWORKS models. You can easily update your simulation with any changes to your SOLIDWORKS model, enabling rapid iteration.

How is SIMULIA Abaqus licensed?

Both perpetual licensing (with subscription) and term licensing are available. The main licensing variable is the quantity of tokens you require (see next question).

What are tokens? How many tokens do I need?

Abaqus uses token-based licensing for running simulations. The quantity of tokens required depends on the number of CPU cores used. Running jobs on multiple CPUs can significantly reduce the computation time. Therefore, the number of tokens you need depends on the computer hardware you have, the size and complexity of your simulation, and how quickly you need results.

What are fe-safe, Isight, and Tosca?

Abaqus extended licensing can also provide access to additional capabilities – fe-safe for fatigue analysis, Isight for parametric optimization, and Tosca for topology and shape optimization.

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