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. In the automotive industry engineering work groups are able to consider full vehicle loads, dynamic vibration, multibody systems, impact/crash, nonlinear static, thermal coupling, and acoustic-structural coupling using a common model data structure and integrated solver technology. Best-in-class companies are taking advantage of Abaqus Unified FEA to consolidate their processes and tools, reduce costs and inefficiencies, and gain a competitive advantage.

Abaqus 2017

What’s New in Abaqus 2017
Product simulation is often performed today 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. For example, in the automotive industry engineering work groups can consider full vehicle loads, dynamic vibration, multibody systems, impact/crash, nonlinear static, thermal coupling, and acoustic-structural coupling using a common model data structure and integrated solver technology. Best-in-class companies are taking advantage of Abaqus Unified FEA to consolidate their processes and tools, reduce costs and inefficiencies, and gain a competitive advantage.

Abaqus 2017 – Unified FEA Products

  • Abaqus/CAE
  • Abaqus/Standard
  • Abaqus/Explicit

Enhancement Summary

  • Enhanced Contact and Constraints
  • XFEM Contact Improvements for Abaqus/Standard
  • Advances in LCP (Linear Complimentary 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

Enhanced Contact and Constraints

  • Fast linear contact
  • Improved convergence behavior
  • New edge-to-surface general contact in Abaqus/Standard
  • Provides improved robustness/accuracy for assemblies in contact
  • New edge-to-surface contact with thick beams as “master”
  • Beams and truss edges can act as “master” in the edge-to-surface formulation
  • Cohesive behavior can now be used with general contact in Abaqus/StandardFull GUI support for Abaqus/CAEcohesive behavior was previously supported in context of contact pairs in /Standard and general contact in /Explicit
  • Much faster to model cohesive behavior no longer needs to be defined in pairsBenefit from general contact robustness with performance and convergence

Other Key Enhancements

  • Improved direct sparse scalability
  • Explicit dynamic scalability to 1000 cores
  • GPU acceleration of AMS eigensolver
  • New material modelsMean field homogenization
  • Abaqus-SIMPACK integration
  • Table input for user subroutines
  • Progress element activation