ABAQUS (FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS & MULTIPHYSICS SIMULATION)
Abaqus Unified FEA is the leading finite element analysis and multi-physics engineering simulation software in the market today. It features advanced capabilities for: structural analysis, nonlinear analysis, contact analysis, coupled physics, complex materials, composite analysis, complex assemblies, fracture mechanics and failure analysis. Abaqus Unified FEA offers a powerful and complete solution for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications. Abaqus Unified FEA is used by leading companies to solve complex engineering problems in industries ranging from: Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Energy & Process Industries, Industrial Manufacturers, Consumer Goods & High Tech, and Medical Devices & Life Sciences.
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Abaqus CAE is your complete solution for finite element analysis pre-processing and post-result visualization. With Abaqus Unified FEA you can quickly and efficiently create, edit, monitor, diagnose, and visualize advanced Abaqus analyses. The intuitive interface integrates modeling, analysis, job management, and results visualization in a consistent, easy-to-use environment that is simple to learn for new users, yet highly productive for experienced users. Abaqus CAE supports familiar interactive computer-aided engineering concepts such as feature-based, parametric modeling, interactive and scripted operation, and GUI customization.
Users can create geometry, import CAD models for meshing, or integrate geometry-based meshes that do not have associated CAD geometry. Associative Interfaces for CATIA V5, SolidWorks, and Pro ENGINEER enable synchronization of CAD and CAE assemblies and enable rapid model updates with no loss of user-defined analysis features. The open customization toolset of Abaqus CAE provides a powerful process automation solution, enabling specialists to deploy proven workflows across the engineering enterprise. Abaqus CAE also offers comprehensive visualization options, which enable users to interpret and communicate the results of any analysis.
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The Standard solver employs technologies ideal for static and low-speed dynamic events where highly accurate stress solutions are critically important. Examples include sealing pressure in a gasket joint, steady-state rolling of a tire, or crack propagation in a composite airplane fuselage. Within a single simulation, it is possible to analyze a model both in the time and frequency domain. For example, one may start by performing a nonlinear engine cover mounting analysis including sophisticated gasket mechanics. Following the mounting analysis, the pre-stressed natural frequencies of the cover can be extracted, or the frequency domain mechanical and acoustic response of the pre-stressed cover to engine induced vibrations can be examined.
At any point, the results within a Standard run can be used as the starting conditions for continuation in Abaqus Explicit. Similarly, an analysis that starts in the Explicit solver can be continued in the Standard solver. The flexibility provided by this integration allows the Standard solver to be applied to those portions of the analysis that are well-suited to an implicit solution technique, such as static, low-speed dynamic, or steady-state transport analyses; while Explicit solver may be applied to those portions of the analysis where high-speed, nonlinear, transient response dominates the solution.
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The Explicit solver is a finite element analysis product that is particularly well-suited to simulate brief transient dynamic events such as consumer electronics drop testing, automotive crash worthiness, and ballistic impact. The ability of the Explicit solver to effectively handle severely nonlinear behavior such as contact makes it very attractive for the simulation of many quasi-static events, such as rolling of hot metal and slow crushing of energy absorbing devices. The Explicit solver is designed for production environments, so ease of use, reliability, and efficiency are key ingredients in its architecture.
The results at any point within an Explicit run can be used as the starting conditions for continuation in the Standard solver. Similarly, an analysis that starts in the Standard solver can be continued in the Explicit solver. The flexibility provided by this integration allows the Explicit solver to be applied to those portions of the analysis where high-speed, nonlinear, transient response dominates the solution; while the Standard solver can be applied to those portions of the analysis that are well-suited to an implicit solution technique, such as static, low-speed dynamic, or steady-state transport analyses.
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The CFD solver provides advanced computational fluid dynamics capabilities with extensive support for pre and post processing. These scalable parallel CFD simulation capabilities address a broad range of nonlinear coupled fluid-thermal and fluid-structural problems. Our CFD capabilities can solve the following types of incompressible flow problems:
- Laminar and turbulent: Internal or external flows that are steady-state or transient, span a broad Reynolds number range, and involve complex geometry may be simulated. This includes flow problems induced by spatially varying distributed body forces.
- Thermal convective: Problems that involve heat transfer and require an energy equation and that may involve buoyancy-driven flows (i.e., natural convection) can also be solved. This type of problem includes turbulent heat transfer for a broad range of Prandtl numbers.
- Deforming-mesh ALE: Includes the ability to perform deforming-mesh analyses using an arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) description of the equations of motion, heat transfer, and turbulent transport. Deforming-mesh problems may include prescribed boundary motion that induces fluid flow or FSI problems where the boundary motion is relatively independent of the fluid flow.
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Abaqus has significant capabilities that are used to solve multiphysics problems. These capabilities, developed over many years and fully integrated into the core product and has been used extensively for many engineering applications on products and engineering projects in use today.
Multiphysics technology has been a part of Abaqus since the beginning. Starting with Abaqus/Aqua simulates hydrodynamic wave loading on flexible structures for offshore pipelines. Through the years additional multiphysics capabilities have been added, such as fluid, thermal, and electrical couplings, to name a few.
The advantage of Abaqus Multiphysics is the ease with which multi-physics problems can be solved by the structural FEA user. From the same model, same element library, same material data, and same load history, a structural FEA model can easily be extended to include additional physics interaction. No additional tools, interfaces, or simulation methodology are needed.