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30 Nov 2018

Convergence and Contact in Abaqus/Standard Webinar

December 6
3 p.m. EST

Join Dassault Systèmes  for the webinar Convergence and Contact in Abaqus/Standard on December 6.

Convergence of the nonlinear solution method in Abaqus/Standard is of interest to everyone who uses the code. Nonlinear simulations very often include contact. Convergence and contact are therefore closely connected. This eSeminar is an overview of the nonlinear solution method and a discussion of contact modeling in Abaqus/Standard.


  • Understand how Abaqus/Standard produces results for nonlinear models in general, and for models with contact in particular
  • Learn about the latest recommended contact methods
  • Learn more about the Newton-Raphson nonlinear solution method and contact in Abaqus/Standard
  • Enhance your ability to build robust nonlinear simulations

Who should attend the eSeminar?

Engineers and engineering managers who have a working knowledge of the code and interested to know more nonlinear solution method and contact in Abaqus/Standard are invited to attend.

Register now.

28 Mar 2018
Abaqus Knee Simulator | SIMULIA | Adaptive

New Video: Abaqus Knee Simulator – Accelerating the Design of Knee Implants

A new video now available from the Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA group demonstrates how the Abaqus Knee Simulator application can accelerate the advanced design of knee implants using finite element (FE) analysis and 3D modeling. The video is hosted by Cheryl Liu, Ph.D. of Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA and Paul Rullkoetter, Ph.D. of OrthoAnalysts.

What is the Abaqus Knee Simulator?

The Abaqus Knee Simulator is a validated computational modeling tool for performing basic to advanced knee implant analyses and simulations. This tool offers five fast and easy-to-setup workflows which reduce your reliance on time-consuming trials and expensive lab equipment, while still meeting regulatory requirements. The video includes an overview of the five workflows, validation of the model, and a demonstration of the software tool.

The Benefits of the Abaqus Knee Simulator versus Physical Simulation

The Knee Simulator is an application that works with Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA software. The application includes five pre-Abaqus Knee Simulator - Five Workflowsvalidated workflows knee implant design engineers can use to test their designs without the time-consuming process of creating physical models. The five workflows include; Contact Mechanics, Implant Constraint, TibioFemoral Constraint, Basic TKR Loading, and Wear Simulator.

Dr. Chiu explains how the Contact Mechanics workflow can take up to four hours to run. In contrast, the creation of a physical model to conduct the same test could take four weeks and cost approximately $14,000.

About Abaqus

Today, product simulation is often being performed by engineering groups using niche simulation tools from different vendors to simulate various design attributes. The use of multiple vendor software products creates inefficiencies and increases costs. SIMULIA delivers a scalable suite of unified analysis products that allow all users, regardless of their simulation expertise or domain focus, to collaborate and seamlessly share simulation data and approved methods without loss of information fidelity.

The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications.

View the video here.


06 Jan 2017

What’s New in the SIMULIA 2017 Portfolio Releases?

There are plenty of new developments in the latest SIMULIA portfolio release (rolled out in November 2016).

New in Abaqus 2017:

  • Enhanced contact and constraints
  • XFEM contact improvements for Abaqus/standard
  • Advances in LCP (linear complementary problem) equation solver for Abaqus/standard
  • CZone Enhancements for Abaqus/explicit
  • Enhanced materials and elements
  • Development for welding and additive manufacturing (AM)
  • Event series
  • Usability

You can view the recording of the new release here (login required).

New in Isight 2017:

  • Updated SIMULIA Execution Engine (SEE)
    • Improved robustness and performance of TomEE
  • Component Enhancements
    • Abaqus component upgrade
    • ANSYS Workbench component upgrade
    • Excel/Word components upgrade
    • MATLAB component upgrade
    • Pointer-II performance improvements

You can view the recording highlighting all that the latest release features here (login required).

What’s New in Tosca Structure and Tosca Fluid 2017:

  • Tosca Structure 2017 enhancements:
    • Improved fe-safe integration
    • New Tosca Python driver integrates Abaqus and Tosca together and offers up to 75% faster runtime performance
    • New custom interpolation schemes
  • Tosca Fluid 2017 enhancements:
    • Tosca Fluid improved interfaces for: StarCCM+ 9.02 – 11.04Tosca Structure

Watch the full recording of the eSeminar featuring the new release here (login required).

New in fe-safe

  • Weld fatigue enhancements
  • PSD improvements
  • Enhancements for Abaqus users
  • ANSYS Workbench component
  • Enhanced NASTRAN interface
  • Vibration fatigue enhancements
  • Improved batch/macro usability.

Watch the full recording of the updates here (login required).

09 Sep 2016

Register Now for New Training Classes on fe-safe and Python Scripting for Abaqus

Adaptive Training ClassesRegister today for one of Adaptive’s comprehensive, 3-day training sessions. You’ll also get a hands-on opportunity to execute what you’ve learned during the class.

Adaptive is offering two classes this fall:

Intro to fe-safe & Verity Training in Hartland, WI Oct. 4-6

During this course you will learn how to set up and run fatigue analysis using fe-safe. The third day will be solely focused on using Verity for Weld Fatigue Analysis. There will be hands-on training and practical examples.

Need more convincing? Here are the top 5 reasons to attend:

  1. Learn how to apply complex loading to your products to accurately predict fatigue life
  2. Learn the details of weld fatigue modeling and analysis
  3. Use strain data to calculate fatigue life from physical tests
  4. Understand how to use fatigue results to identify critical loading and crack prediction
  5. Fe-safe is compatible with many FEA tools, including Abaqus, Ansys, Natran, Creo and LS-Dyna

View the Agenda and Register for the fe-safe & Verity training.

Python Scripting for Abaqus Class December 6-8th in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

In this course you will learn how to use Python with Abaqus and Abaqus/CAE to automate modeling, simulation, and post processing. Both beginner and advanced users of Abaqus will benefit from this class. In addition to the in-class exercises, you’ll have a half day to work on your own script or application. 

Here are the Top 5 reasons you should attend this class:

  1. Improve efficiency by using simple scripts to automate Abaqus/CAE pre and post-processing tasks
  2. Extract data from results and automatically perform calculations/generate custom reports for quick decision making
  3. Create custom GUIs for automated Finite Element Model generation and custom workflows
  4. Automate parameter studies, DOEs and Variation Analysis to explore the design space of your simulation model
  5. Learn to use Python as a powerful scripting language for many other applications

View the agenda then Register for the Python Scripting for Abaqus class.

21 Jun 2016

Python Scripting for Abaqus Class

Adaptive Training

Course Objectives
In this course, attendees will learn how to use Python with Abaqus and Abaqus/CAE to automate modeling, simulation, and post processing.

Who Should Attend:
FE Analysts who use Abaqus or other Python API tools to perform simulation, and want to automate their simulation processes.

December 6-8th, 2016
(rescheduled from August)
Starting at 9:00 a.m.

2815 Forbs Ave #107
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


Training Agenda

Day 1

  1. Why Scripting / Python?
  2. Our first script
  3. Python Basics Part 1
  4. Python Basics Part 2
  5. Basic Python Abaqus Script
  6. Good practice with Abaqus & Python
  7. Python Control Structures
  8. Python variables, references and binding

Day 2

  1. Python functions you can’t live without
  2. Python modules and Import
  3. Python modules you can’t live without
  4. Python I/O and formatting
  5. Pre-Processing scripts in Abaqus
  6. Post-Processing scripts in Abaqus

Day 3

  1. Using tfuTools
  2. Using pickle
  3. Really Simple GUI
  4. More Complex GUI – FOX GUI
  5. Discussion – Packaging and distributing your code
  6. Afternoon – your project