Contacts: Second-Order Elements (Part 3 of 3)

In the previous blogs we covered various issues that can be encountered when dealing with contacts in Abaqus. However, all of the analyses shown in the examples utilized the first order element type. In this blog we will cover some interesting characteristics…

Contacts: Surface to Surface Contact Considerations (Part 2 of 3)

In the last contact related blog we highlighted how the mesh density of the master and slave surfaces affect node to surface contacts in Abaqus. In this blog we will look at the more sophisticated contact discretization method offered by Abaqus; the surface…

Post-Processing with Abaqus/CAE: First Results

Abaqus/CAE provides several tools for Post Processing. Among these, there are several controls for displaying different variables, plotting their contours in different ways, controlling the maximum and minimum limits within the results, and plotting graphs that can show the evolution of…

Analysis for Engineers: Fluid Validation in 3DEXPERIENCE (Part 1 of 2)

Hard core and pure Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) still remains one of the most complex fields within engineering. Yet, it is incredibly valuable, especially in a world where optimisation is becoming more necessary, not only for cost reduction but to make…

Installing Abaqus Subroutines

Arguably one of the most difficult steps in using User Subroutines in Abaqus is installing them correctly, and getting them to work! To help you overcome this first obstacle, we have produced a guide to walk you through the process.

Creating a new part in Abaqus/CAE

The most basic of operations can be intimidating to perform when you are a new user of a particular application, and one as established as SIMULIA Abaqus/CAE is no different! Creating a new part in Abaqus/CAE is easy, and the…

Using General Contact in Abaqus/CAE

Contact is essentially the definition of parts interacting with one another and/or itself. Abaqus/Standard & Abaqus/Explicit both use General contact and/or Contact pairs for defining contact.

SIMULIA Abaqus/CAE: Recording Macros

Abaqus/CAE allows the user to automate repeating tasks by running Python scripts, but writing these scripts from scratch can be difficult for first time users. To help you generate your scripts, Abaqus/CAE has a macro recording system, which allows the…

SIMULIA Abaqus 2016 Installation Guide

January 15, 2016 DOWNLOAD THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION GUIDE Some of you may be aware or even have been anticipating the arrival of SIMULIA 2016 suite of applications. Now that it is here, to get it up and running can be…

Importing Parts into Abaqus/CAE

There is more than one way to create geometry in Abaqus/CAE. The pre-processor (CAE) allows the user to create geometries, parts and assemblies, whether 1D, 2D or 3D. However very complex geometries could be time consuming using the pre-processer, and…

Contacts: Node to Surface Contact Considerations (Part 1 of 3)

Here at Technia, the vast majority of our analysis work, both support and consultancy, involves the use of contacts in the form of interactions. Their set-up and consequent behavior can have a significant effect on the results of an analysis,…

Design Validation using CATIA Finite Element Analysis

CATIA V5 offers highly interactive finite element analysis capabilities for validating design.

Applying Boundary Conditions in Abaqus/CAE

It is possible to create boundary conditions in Abaqus/CAE and control how they take effect through different steps where we may be applying different load cases to a model.

Virtualisation of FLEXnet Licence Servers for SIMULIA

Many people ask if a License server can be hosted on a virtual machine (VM), known as virtualisation. Although Dassault Systemes do not encourage it, it is possible. Unfortunately for most, it will not fit requirements due to not all…

Design Optimisation using Tosca/Abaqus

Today’s engineers aspire to develop innovative products in the shortest development time possible. Security, comfort, performance, efficiency, durability, and flexibility are just some of the aspects to take into account. 

Make 2D & 3D Welding Simulation Easier using the Abaqus Welding Interface

Welding simulations are complex, requiring accurate representation of geometry, multiple weld passes, non-linear temperature dependent material properties, thermal and structural boundary conditions, and more. To capture all of these details, significant user effort is required.

How To Optimise Your Use of SIMULIA Abaqus Tokens

SIMULIA products are offered on an annual-lease token-based licensing using FLEXnet licensing utilities, which enables the user to monitor and manage how Abaqus software is used.

Extended Token Licensing within Abaqus 6.14

The new version of Abaqus 6.14 now supports the following products with Extended Token Licencing: Finite element analysis (Abaqus) Topology and shape optimisation (Tosca Structure) Fluid channel topology optimisation (Tosca Fluid) Durability and fatigue evaluation (fe-safe) Design-of-Experiments, parameter optimisation, and…