Abaqus

High-performance FEA with complex assemblies, materials, interactions, and multiphysics.

What is abaqus?

Abaqus is the FEA (Finite Element Analysis) solver of choice for challenging nonlinear structural analyses.  Companies of all sizes in every industry leverage the powerful features of Abaqus to produce better products, faster. 

SUPERIOR SOLVERS
  • Robust nonlinear implicit & explicit solvers
  • Made for complex materials, interactions, and load histories
  • Deeply user-customizable
    EXTREME SCALABILITY
    • Made for very large analyses over HPC/MPI
    • Official cloud HPC compute services
      EASE OF USE
      • Traditional, modern, and third-party preprocessor options
      • Native CAD associativity
      ENABLEMENT SERVICES
      • Quick-response Abaqus support from GoEngineer
      • Custom training & methodology development from GoEngineer

      “We chose a 3DEXPERIENCE Works Simulation solution because it’s cloud-based, which supports our remotely located engineering organization, works seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS design data, and incorporates the Abaqus Explicit solver, which is best suited for the types of simulation studies that we need to conduct on our parts, which can involve hyperelasticity, creep, fatigue, and contact.”

      – Thomas Morgan
      Design Engineer

      Morgan Polymer Seals quote about GoEngineer and the 3DEXPERIENCE SImulia tools

      Highlights

      Abaqus/CAE is one GUI for the preprocessing, postprocessing, and job management of Abaqus

      ABAQUS/CAE

      Abaqus/CAE is an easy-to-use, all-inclusive Abaqus work environment for Windows and Linux.  It provides pre-/post-processing capabilities and job launching/monitoring in one interface.

      • Import/export many popular CAD formats or create your own parametric models in-app.
        • Add a two-way connector to your SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, or PTC CAD data.
      • Repair, nondestructively defeature, and midsurface your geometry for analysis.
      • Build surface and volume mesh with the automated parametric mesher.
        • Supports shell, tetra, and hex elements, with adaptive remeshing.
      • Define feature-based assembly interactions and analytical parameters that persist through remesh.
      • Easily assign standard, specialized, and user-defined materials and element formulations.
      • Build complex load cases and detailed outputs.
      • Submit and monitor Abaqus jobs, with parallel computing and co-simulation options.
      • Review results in 3D with extensive view manipulation tools.
      • Create effective visual results plots and export tabular data.
      • Leverage automatic report generation.
      • Automate repetitive processes and build custom tools with Python scripting.
      • Download and share Abaqus/CAE plug-ins with colleagues.

      Abaqus/Implicit Nonlinear Staatic FEA solver.

      ABAQUS/Standard

      Abaqus/Standard is a high-accuracy implicit FEA solver for static and low-speed dynamic events. It covers a wide range of analysis types both independently and in combination.

      • General, linear, nonlinear, and linear perturbation analyses, including (but not limited to):
        • Static stress/displacement
        • Dynamic stress/displacement
        • Low-cycle fatigue
        • Thermal-stress
        • Acoustics
      • Implicit-explicit (and vice versa) analysis step sequencing (e.g. prestressing static assembly step, followed by high-speed impact analysis).
      • Time- and frequency-domain analysis step sequencing (e.g. nonlinear engine cover mounting analysis, followed by linear acoustic response).
      • Multiphysics both within Abaqus (e.g. thermo-electrical-structural) and connecting to third-party solvers (e.g. fluid-structure interaction).
      • Extreme scalability with parallelization up to hundreds of CPU cores and multi-GPU acceleration.
      • Sophisticated material models including (but not limited to):
        • Anisotropy
        • Hypoelasticity & hyperelasticity
        • Viscoelasticity
        • Porousness
        • Hysteresis
        • Plasticity
        • Progressive damage & failure
        • Damping
        • Thermal expansion & conductivity
        • Acoustics
        • Composites
        • Mass diffusion
        • Electromagnetism
      • Continuum 3D and 2D elements with special-application and high-accuracy formulations.
      • Extensive analytical element library including connectors, springs, gaskets, beams, flexible joints, and more.
      • Automatic global (and manual paired) contact definition with detailed property definition, following a surface-based approach.
      • User-defined elements, material behaviors, interactions, prescribed conditions, and subroutines.
      • Clear and informative analysis output with easy-to-understand diagnostics.

      Abaqus/Explicit FEA Solver for Simulating High-speed Severely Nonlinear Events

      ABAQUS/Explicit

      Abaqus/Explicit is a robust explicit FEA solver for severely nonlinear transient events.  Users benefit from sophisticated nonlinear material modeling and automatic-but-customizable contact definition for the entire model.

      • Repair, nondestructively defeature, and midsurface your geometry for analysis.
      • Build surface and volume mesh with the automated parametric mesher.
        • Supports shell, tetra, and hex elements with adaptive remeshing.
      • Nonlinear dynamic stress/displacement
      • Implicit-explicit (and vice versa) analysis step sequencing (e.g., prestressing static assembly step, followed by high-speed impact analysis)
      • Multiphysics both within Abaqus (e.g., Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) and connecting to third-party solvers.
      • Extreme scalability with parallelization up to hundreds of CPU cores.
      • Sophisticated material models including (but not limited to):
        • Anisotropy
        • Hyperelasticity
        • Viscoelasticity
        • Plasticity
        • Progressive damage & failure
        • Thermal expansion & conductivity
        • Composites
      • Continuum 3D and 2D elements with special-application and high-accuracy formulations.
      • Extensive analytical element library including connectors, springs, gaskets, beams, flexible joints, and more.
      • Automatic global (and manual paired) contact definition with detailed property definition, following a surface-based approach.
      • User-defined elements, material behaviors, interactions, prescribed conditions, and subroutines.
      • Clear and informative analysis output with easy-to-understand diagnostics.

      Upload Abaqus INP Files to the 3DEXPERIENCE cloud Platform

      ABAQUS Cloud Compute

      The official cloud compute service for Abaqus, powered by 3DEXPERIENCE, allows desktop Abaqus users to solve large models fast, without having to buy, maintain, and license software for expensive servers.

      • Build your Abaqus model on your local machine and upload it to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
      • Use the 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation Manager to configure how you want your model to solve:
        • Several years of Abaqus versions
        • 4-144 CPU cores
        • Single/double precision
        • Restarts
      • Solve on the cloud with a pay-as-you-go credit-hour system.
      • Solve models simultaneously for faster project turnaround.
      • Monitor job progress in the web UI.
      • Preview results in the web UI.
      • Download ODB files for local post-processing.
      • Keep all other files as well (log, sta, msg, etc.) for your archives.

      3DEXPERIENCE Structural Brings Abaqus Solver to SOLIDWORKS CAD & PLM Users

      3DEXPERIENCE Structural

      3DEXPERIENCE Structural brings Abaqus to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. It includes the same powerful Abaqus solvers but in a new cloud platform setting.

      • One subscription includes pre-/post-processor and solver access (including cloud compute).
      • Import loose CAD or natively interact with CAD in the 3DEXPERIENCE CLOUD PDM system.
      • Simulation setup wizard can guide you through the whole model-building process for common analyses.
      • Preprocessor capabilities include automated mesh generation, connector building, scenario definition, and more.
      • Solver is the latest version of Abaqus and includes all its benefits, such as multisolver & multiphysics analyses, robust contact algorithm, accurate material models, and great handling of nonlinearity.
      • Solve on your local system or the cloud with included dual-use compute tokens. Add additional compute capability as you like, up to 144 cores.

      Abaqus Perpetual and Term License Tpyes and Licensed Items

      ABAQUS Licensing

       

      License Types

      • Perpetual: Grants permanent access to the latest version of Abaqus at time of purchase (and all versions prior). You may choose to pay the small annual support fee to receive ongoing, high-quality customer support from GoEngineer and access to the yearly major Abaqus update.
      • Term: Available yearly and quarterly, you can also "pay as you go" for Abaqus. This periodic charge includes customer support and always gives you the latest Abaqus release (and all releases prior).

      Licensed Items

      • Abaqus/CAE: The Abaqus/CAE pre-/post-processor is a separate licensed item from the Abaqus solvers. While it is the official and recommended GUI for Abaqus, you may forgo it for a third-party solution.
      • Abaqus/CAE Associative Interfaces (CAD Connectors): These Abaqus/CAE add-ons provide a two-way connection to CAD data for SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, and Creo (Pro/E).
      • Abaqus/Viewer: For users who just need to view or post-process results, you can get Abaqus/Viewer instead of the full Abaqus/CAE at significant cost savings.
      • Abaqus Solver Tokens: Abaqus licensing does not differentiate between its Standard and Explicit solvers. How many tokens you will need is simply a matter of how many CPU cores and GPUs you wish to solve on.
      • Abaqus Cloud Credits: If you do not have a powerful local machine to solve large Abaqus models on, you can get "pay as you go" access to Dassault Systèmes' official Abaqus cloud servers. Rather than tokens, Abaqus Cloud Compute uses credits that deplete over solve time. This is ideal for those whose need for Abaqus is not consistent throughout the year.
        • One convenient arrangement is to buy a small number of local solve tokens to run small jobs and debug large models, while also buying cloud compute credits to run those special large jobs.

      Abaqus Extended Portfolio Includes fe-safe, Tosca, Isight & SIMULIA Execution Engine Tools

      ABAQUS EXTENDED PORTFOLIO

      New purchases of Abaqus include an Extended Portfolio of companion tools:

      fe-safe

      Advanced fatigue analysis based on your Abaqus results files.

      • Wide range of inputs, including sequential stresses, superimposed time histories, PSD, rainflow, etc.
      • Stress- and strain-based approaches
      • Special-purpose methods (e.g. weld fatigue, rotating parts)
      • Output 3D contour plots, critical plane vector plots, Haigh and Smith diagrams, Dang Van plots, etc.
      • Comprehensive material database correlated to international standards

      Tosca

      Topology, shape, bead, and sizing optimization based on your Abaqus results files.

      • Prepare analysis deck(s), set design constraints & performance goals, and launch.
      • Automatic "redesign & reanalyze" loop converges on design objectives and produces geometric output.
      • Optimize against as many linear/nonlinear load cases as you need: static, dynamic, explicit, thermo-mechanical, etc.
      • Design optimization without parameterization.
      • Handles complex manufacturing constraints.

      Isight & SIMULIA Execution Engine

      Open-ended framework for integrating design and simulation models across multidisciplinary tools.

      • Build automated simulation processes using multiple software packages and distributed computing resources.
      • Optimize against performance or cost metrics through statistical methods, such as design of experiments (DOE) or Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).
      • Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) offers an accurate method to address uncertainty and randomness in product design and operating environment.

      SOLIDWORKS vs. Abaqus

      • Step-by-step, easy-to-follow user interface for setting up an FE model.

      • Nondestructively propagate CAD changes into your FEA model.

      • Extensive feature recognition and model templating speeds up the setup phase.

      • Static stress & displacement, fatigue, buckling, thermal, and vibration analyses.

      • FEA-based design exploration for performance and lightweighting.

      • Rigid-body kinematics with time-based motion and event-based motion analysis.

      • Highly nonlinear transient events solved explicitly, such as impacts and explosions.

      • Solvers, element types, and integrations to handle multiphysics events combining thermal, fluid, electromagnetic, and other effects.

      • Mix and match sequential loading with different solvers to analyze real-world behavior.

      • Powerful material modeling for extreme deformation, dependent properties, material failure, and more.

      • Automatic contact detection and efficient convergence of small-sliding interfaces.

      • Effective utilization of very high CPU core counts.

      • Dramatically accelerate select types of analyses with a compute GPU.

      • Optional access to cloud HPC (up to 144 cores) on-demand via credit system.

      • As a traditional, open-ended desktop solution, Abaqus is open to all manner of integrations and customizations.

      • Unified CAD-CAE-CAM-PLM cloud database powered by 3DEXPERIENCE eliminates the need for loose-file handling and associated mistakes.

       

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