Abaqus Unified FEA is the world’s technology-leading suite of software for structural finite element modeling, solving, and visualization.
Improved correlation between tests and analysis results.
Greater efficiency in model generation.
Improved data transfer between simulations.
Reduction in a company’s FEA tool set and training expenses.
More flexible workforce through standardization on a single complete capability for structural simulation.
Linear and nonlinear analysis including geometric, material, and contact non linearities.
Material models for metals, composites, human tissue, rubber, thermoplastics, and more.
Material fracture and failure.
Robust contact capabilities.
The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides extended values for Abaqus users through Social and PLM Collaboration allowing increased productivity, collaboration, and visibility to simulation work and results throughout the Enterprise. The following 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation role connects Abaqus Unified FEA to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform:
Abaqus Specialist (PXA)
Abaqus capabilities are also available natively in of the 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation portfolio in the following Roles and options which deliver structural simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform:
Stress Engineer (MDS)
Structural Stress Engineer (DRD)
Mechanical Analyst (SMU)
Simulation Results Analyst (SRA)
Material and element enhancements:
A new 2nd order tet element C3D10 in Abaqus/Explicit provides larger stable time increment and is more computationally efficient.
A new shear panel element SHEAR4 in Abaqus/Standard provides efficient modeling of reinforced thin-wall structures such as can be found in airplane fuselages
The hyperfoam material that was previously available in Abaqus/Explicit is now also available in Abaqus/Standard. Results transfer between Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit is fully supported which enables workflows involving static preload followed by dynamic impact.
The concrete damaged plasticity model in Explicit has been enhanced to include damage initiation and failure.
General contact in Abaqus/Standard now supports thermal and thermal-electrical procedures.
Initial contact stresses in Abaqus/Standard can be computed based on user-specified stress in elements underlying the contact surface
New contact output variables including scalar integration of contact pressure over the surface.
The bolt contact capability in Abaqus/Standard has been enhanced to more accurately represent threads without actually meshing the thread.
Linear Dynamics enhancements
SMP parallel processing is now supported for results recovery in mode-based procedures.
The missing mass method is now available for use within the response spectrum procedure. A common application is earthquake engineering.
Structural energy flow, power flow and acoustic radiated energy and power can now be computed for coupled structural-acoustic steady state dynamics
Modeling and visualization enhancements
Model instances can now be used with flattened input files.
Asymmetric axisymmetric elements CAXA/SAXA are now supported within Abaqus/CAE.
Geometry assemblies within Abaqus/CAE can be exported into the ASAT format which simplifies interoperability with 3DEXPERIENCE applications.
Visualization of nodal tensor fields is now supported.
Other key enhancements
Parallel scalability of Abaqus/Explicit has been significantly improved. Performance improvements approaching 50% have been observed.
Performance of coutour integral evaluation has significantly increased for large models.
Performance of linear static load cases has been significantly improved.
The Abaqus Unified FEA Suite enables users to develop custom applications and integrate solutions from Alliance Partners or their own in-house applications. A variety of customizable extensions, or Plug-ins, for Abaqus offering efficiencies for specific industry simulation needs can be obtained on the SIMULIA Learning Community
Abaqus Knee Simulator (AKS)
CAD Associative Interfaces
Composites Modeler for Abaqus/CAE
Crash Dummy and Barrier Models
C Zone for Abaqus