Abaqus is a software suite for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) developed by Dassault Systèmes. The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite is part of the SIMULIA brand and offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications. In the automotive industry, for instance, 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.

The Abaqus product suite consists of four core software products:-

  • Abaqus/CAE – or ‘Complete Abaqus Environment’. This is the interactive GUI for analysis pre- and post-processing.
  • Abaqus/Standard – A solution package that utilises implicit integration schemes, ideal for static and low-speed dynamic events.
  • Abaqus/Explicit – A solution package that utilises an explicit integration scheme to solve highly nonlinear problems, well suited to simulate brief transient dynamic events such as crash analysis, ballistic impact and drop-testing.
  • Abaqus/CFD – provides advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics capabilities. The scalable parallel CFD simulation capabilities address a broad range of nonlinear coupled fluid-thermal and fluid-structural problems.

Abaqus is freely available for use on iceberg and on ShARC. Please refer to Abaqus on iceberg and on ShARC.

It is also possible to install Abaqus on users' own stand-alone Linux or Windows workstations. Please see the IT Services software download pages.

Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA has made a Student Edition of Abaqus available for free download from the SIMULIA Learning Community website www.3ds.com/simulia-learning.