Introduction to Abaqus

This course is a comprehensive and unified introduction to the modeling and analysis capabilities of Abaqus. It teaches you how to solve linear and nonlinear problems, submit and monitor analysis jobs and view simulation results using the interactive interface of Abaqus. The following products will be covered: Abaqus/CAE, Abaqus Standard and Abaqus Explicit.

$2,400 / Student
4 Days
Basic knowledge of finite elements and continuum mechanics desirable. Also, some familiarity with interactive modeling is helpful but not required.

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Class Structure

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Use Abaqus/CAE to create complete finite element models
  • Use Abaqus/CAE to submit and monitor analysis jobs
  • Use Abaqus/CAE to view and evaluate simulation results
  • Solve structural analysis problems using Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit, including the effects of material nonlinearity, large deformation and contact


The course covers the following topics:

  • Linear and nonlinear structural analysis
  • Static, dynamic and heat transfer analysis
  • Material models: linear elasticity, hyperelasticity and metal plasticity
  • Loads and constraints
  • Modeling contact
  • Selecting the appropriate elements for your problem
  • Feature-based modeling, parts and assemblies
  • Working with CAD geometry and imported meshes
  • Mesh generation techniques
  • Restarting an analysis


Class Lessons

Lesson 1:  Overview of Abaqus

Lesson 2:  Working with Geometry in Abaqus

Lesson 3:  Working with Models created outside Abaqus

Lesson 4:  Material and Section Properties

Lesson 5:  Assemblies in Abaqus

Lesson 6:  Steps, Output, Loads, and Boundary Conditions

Lesson 7:  Meshing Imported and Native Geometry

Lesson 8:  Job Management and Results Visualization

Lesson 9:  Linear and Nonlinear Problems

Lesson 10:  Analysis Procedure (Part 1)

Lesson 11:  Analysis Procedure (Part 2)

Lesson 12:  Analysis Procedure (Part 3)

Lesson 13:  Analysis Continuation Techniques

Lesson 14:  Constraints and Connections

Lesson 15:  Contact

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