Introduction

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Overview of Abaqus
Lecture 1
L1.2
Overview
• SIMULIA
• What is Abaqus FEA?
• Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Starting Abaqus/CAE
• Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Abaqus Conventions
• Documentation
• Abaqus Environment Settings
• Abaqus Fetch Utility
• Abaqus/CAE Checklist
• Working with the Model Tree
• Workshop 1: Linear Static Analysis of a Cantilever Beam
Introduction to Abaqus
SIMULIA
L1.4
SIMULIA
• SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable
portfolio of Realistic Simulation solutions including
• The Abaqus product suite for Unified FEA
• Multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems
• Lifecycle management solutions for managing simulation data,
processes, and intellectual property
• Headquartered in Providence, RI, USA
• R&D centers in Providence and in Velizy, France
• Global network of regional offices and distributors
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.5
SIMULIA
SIMULIA Headquarters: Providence, Rhode Island
Offices:
USA:
Overseas:
California
Indiana
Michigan
Ohio
Rhode Island
Texas
Australia
Austria
China
Finland
France
Germany (2)
India
Italy
Japan (2)
Korea
Netherlands
Sweden
Argentina
Brazil
Czech Republic
Malaysia
New Zealand
Poland
Russia
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Taiwan
Turkey
UK (2)
Representatives:
Overseas:
Introduction to Abaqus
What is Abaqus FEA?
L1.7
What is Abaqus FEA?
• Suite of finite element analysis modules
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.8
What is Abaqus FEA?
• The structural analysis “solver” modules, Abaqus/Standard and
Abaqus/Explicit, are complementary and integrated analysis tools.*
• Abaqus/Standard is a general-purpose finite element module. It provides
a large number of capabilities for analyzing many different types of
problems, including many nonstructural applications.
• Abaqus/Explicit is an explicit dynamics finite element module.
• Abaqus/CAE incorporates the analysis modules into a Complete
Abaqus Environment for modeling, managing, and monitoring Abaqus
analyses and visualizing results.
* Abaqus/CFD is a computational fluid dynamics analysis product;
it is not discussed in this course.
Introduction to Abaqus
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
L1.10
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Integrates modeling,
analysis, job
management, and
results evaluation
seamlessly.
• Provides the most
complete interface
with the Abaqus solver
programs available.
• Uses neutral database
files that are machine
independent.
• Can be customized to
create applicationspecific systems.
Abaqus/CAE main user interface
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.11
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Modern graphical user interface
(GUI) of menus, icons, and
dialog boxes
• Menus provide access to
all capabilities.
• Icons accelerate access to
frequently used features.
• Dialog boxes allow you to
input alphanumeric
information and to select
various options.
Mechanical property
submenu
Elastic material form
Visualization toolbox icons
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.12
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Consistent environment
• Functionality is presented in
modules.
• Each module contains a
logical subset of the overall
functionality.
• Once you understand the
presentation of one module,
you can easily understand
the presentation of the other
modules.
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.13
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
Part
• Create the
part geometry
(and regions for
sections, if
necessary)
• Define materials
• Define additional
part regions
Assembly
• Position parts for
initial configuration.
• Define and
assign sections
to parts or
regions
Step
• Define analysis steps
and output requests
Mesh
• Split
assembly into
meshable
regions and
mesh
Property
Interaction
Load
• Define contact and • Apply loads,
other interactions
BCs, and ICs to
on regions or
regions or
named sets, and
named sets; and
assign them to
assign them to
steps in the
steps in the
analysis history
analysis history
Job
• Submit, manage,
and monitor
analysis jobs
Visualization
• Examine results
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.14
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Model Tree and the Results Tree
• The Model Tree provides you with a
graphical overview of your model
and the objects that it contains.
• The Results Tree is used to display
analysis results from output
databases as well as sessionspecific data such as X–Y plots.
• Both trees provide shortcuts to
much of the functionality of the main
menu bar, the module toolboxes,
and the various managers.
• Some features of the Model and
Results trees are discussed next.
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.15
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Tree features
• Navigation tool
• Context sensitive RMB actions 
edit/create/suppress/query
• Can effectively build most of your
model from the tree
• Model query/auditing
• E.g., shows number of sections, materials,
constraints currently defined
• Shows status of certain features/items
(invalid part, suppressed feature)
• Comprehensive view of Abaqus model data
• “Containers” expand to show objects and
their hierarchy
• Step dependent objects (e.g., BCs) appear
in the STEP and LOAD containers
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.16
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Tool tips
• Float the mouse over a container or
item…
• “Pruning” the tree
• You can set a certain container as the
new “root” to reduce clutter
• Keyboard shortcuts
• Hide/show
• Expand/collapse
• Search
• Delete items
• Switch context
• Filtering
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.17
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Models are feature-based and
parametric
• A feature is a meaningful piece of the
design. Models are constructed from
numerous features; for example:
• Geometric features
fillet
• Solid extrusion, wire, cut, fillet,
etc.
• Assembly features
• Wheel must be concentric with
the axle, the blank lies exactly in
contact with the rigid die, etc.
• Mesh features
• Partition the mesh into different
regions for different meshing
techniques, seed different edges
with different mesh densities, etc.
Introduction to Abaqus
solid extrusion
cut
Part with several
annotated features
L1.18
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• A parameter is a modifiable
quantity that provides additional
information for a feature; for
example:
• Solid extrusion parameters
• Sketch of extrusion crosssection, depth of extrusion.
• Cut
• Sketch of cut cross-section,
depth of cut.
sketch of
extrusion
cross-section
• Fillet parameter
• Fillet radius.
extrusion
depth
Solid extrusion parameters
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.19
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Features often have parent-child
relationships, such that the
existence of the child depends
on the existence of the parent;
for example:
• Delete the solid extrusion,
and the hole and fillet
cannot exist.
solid extrusion
cut
fillet
• Delete the part, and the
mesh cannot exist.
• Abaqus/CAE always asks to
make sure that you want to
delete the parent and its child
features.
Introduction to Abaqus
• parent: solid extrusion
• child: cut
• child: fillet
Example of Parent-Child
Relationships among Features
L1.20
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Features can be modified by editing
their parameters.
• Aspects of the model can be
regenerated.
• Parametric studies are easy and
natural.
• Features can also be deleted or
temporarily suppressed with the
option to resume them later.
• If a parent feature is deleted or
suppressed, all its child features
are also deleted or suppressed.
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.21
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Interoperability
• Abaqus/CAE is based on the concepts of parts and assemblies, which
are common to many CAD systems.
• Parts can be created within Abaqus/CAE.
• Geometry can be imported from other packages and exported to other
packages.
• Existing Abaqus meshes can be imported for further processing.
• Individual models can be copied between databases.
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.22
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Dockable toolbars
• Allow you to modify the layout and appearance of toolbars
• Individual toolbars can be moved by dragging the toolbar grip
• Toolbars can be “docked” at any of four docking regions located around
the main window
• Floating toolbars can be
located anywhere
• Orientation of floating
toolbars can be
controlled
Dock Sites
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.23
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Custom toolbars
• Include shortcuts to functions not in
standard toolbars or toolboxes
• Can collect commonly used functions
• To add a function to a custom
toolbar:
• Tools → Customize
• Select the function in the
Customize dialog box
• Drag it onto the custom toolbar.
• Assign an icon to represent the
toolbar
• Can be moved, docked, floated, or
hidden in the same way as standard
toolbars
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.24
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Custom keyboard shortcuts
• Available for most functions.
• E.g., the key combination
[Shift] + [Ctrl] + P may be assigned
to Create Part dialog box
• Default keyboard shortcuts for
common functions (save, print, etc.)
can also be reassigned.
• Keyboard shortcuts must use one
of the following keys or key
combinations:
• Any function key except F1
• [Alt] + [Shift] + key
• [Ctrl] + key. You can also add
[Alt] or [Shift] to modify any
keyboard shortcut that includes
the [Ctrl] key.
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.25
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• View manipulation
• Toolbar to control view (pan, zoom,
rotate, etc.).
• Alternatively, can use a combination
of keyboard and mouse actions:
• Rotate: [Ctrl]+[Alt]+MB1.
• Pan:
[Ctrl]+[Alt]+MB2.
• Zoom: [Ctrl]+[Alt]+MB3.
• You can reconfigure these
combinations to mimic the view
manipulation interfaces used by
other common CAD applications
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.26
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• 3D compass
• View manipulation tool
• Provides a quick and convenient way
to change model view
• Appears by default in each viewport;
can be turned off if necessary
• Uses three axes to indicate current model
orientation
• Can be clicked, dragged and oriented;
by clicking different areas, specialized view
manipulations can be performed:
• Rotate freely about the model's center of
rotation.
• Rotate about a fixed axis.
• Pan camera along a fixed axis.
• Pan camera within a fixed plane.
• Apply a predefined view.
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.27
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• What is a model database file (extension .cae)?
• Contains all the information for any number of models.
• Typically contains one model or several related models.
• Only one model database can be opened in Abaqus/CAE at a time.
Model database (.cae)
Model 1
Model 2
Introduction to Abaqus
Model 3
L1.28
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• What is a model?
• Contains all the necessary information for an analysis.
• Contains any number of parts and their associated properties.
• Is independent of other models in the model database.
• Objects such as parts and materials can be copied between
different models in the same database.
• Contains a single assembly of part instances, including the associated
contact interactions, loads and boundary conditions, mesh, and analysis
history.
Model 1
parts
material properties
1 assembly
1 analysis history
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.29
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Models can be imported into one
database from another
• Model data from the imported
database is copied into the current
database.
• E.g., parts, sections, assemblies,
materials, loads, BCs, etc.
• Analysis job definitions and custom
data are not copied
=
+
User A
User B
Introduction to Abaqus
Master
Model
L1.30
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• What is Python?
• Command language used by Abaqus/CAE.
• Uses range from command scripting to
creating customized applications.
• Powerful and easy-to-use public domain,
object-oriented programming language.
• There are several books available on Python
programming.
• Additional learning materials are available
online at www.python.org.
• It is not necessary to learn Python
programming to use Abaqus/CAE.
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.31
Overview of Abaqus/CAE
• Commands issued during an Abaqus/CAE session are saved in
journaling files containing Python scripts.
Replay (.rpy) file
All commands executed during a session,
including any mistakes, are saved in this
file.
Journal (.jnl) file
All commands necessary to recreate the
most currently saved model database
(.cae) are saved in this file.
Recover (.rec) file
All commands necessary to recreate the
model database (.cae) since it was most
recently saved are saved in this file.
• Journaling files can be modified in any way appropriate for the Python
language.
Introduction to Abaqus
Starting Abaqus/CAE
L1.33
Starting Abaqus/CAE
• Three options available:
• Command line
• abaqus cae = filename.cae
• Opens Abaqus/CAE in current directory
• Start menu (Windows)
• Opens Abaqus/CAE in startup
directory (set during installation)
• Working directory can be changed
(see next slide)
• Double-click .cae or .odb file in Windows folder
• Opens Abaqus/CAE in current directory
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.34
Starting Abaqus/CAE
• Selecting a working directory
• Can select a working directory
• Default is startup directory
• Subsequent file operations will use this directory for reading/writing
• Job files will be written to the new working directory
• This makes it easier to manage job files
• E.g., keep all job files in a per-job directory
Introduction to Abaqus
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and
Abaqus/Explicit
L1.36
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Abaqus/Standard
• General-purpose finite element code.
• Extensive and independent libraries:
• Elements
• Materials
• Analysis procedures
• Robust contact capability
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.37
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Abaqus/Standard analysis types
• Static stress/displacement analysis:
• Rate-dependent or rateindependent response
• Eigenvalue buckling load
prediction
Articulation of an automotive boot seal
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.38
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Linear dynamics:
• Natural frequency extraction
• Modal superposition
• Harmonic loading
• Response spectrum analysis
• Random loading
• Linear/Nonlinear dynamics:
• Transient dynamics
• Implicit or explicit integration
Introduction to Abaqus
Harmonic
excitation of a tire
L1.39
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Other analysis types available in
Abaqus/Standard:
• Heat transfer
• Acoustics
• Mass diffusion
• Steady-state transport
traction
free rolling
Steady-state rolling of
a tire on a drum
Introduction to Abaqus
braking
L1.40
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Multiphysics with Abaqus/Standard:
• Thermal-mechanical analysis
• Structural-acoustic analysis
• Thermal-electrical (Joule heating)
analysis
• Linear piezoelectric analysis
• Fully or partially saturated
pore fluid flow-deformation
• Fluid-structure interaction
Thermal stresses in an exhaust manifold
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.41
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Abaqus/Explicit
• General-purpose finite element code for explicit dynamics
• Designed for optimal computational performance with large models
running many (10,000 to 100,000+) time increments
• Extensive element and material libraries
• Robust contact capability
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.42
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Abaqus/Explicit (cont’d)
• Simulates high speed dynamic
events such as drop tests.
• Explicit algorithm for updating
the mechanical response.
Drop test of a cell phone
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.43
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Abaqus/Explicit (cont’d)
• Also a powerful tool for quasistatic metal forming simulations.
• Annealing is available for
multistep forming simulations
Rolling of a symmetric I-section
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.44
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Multiphysics with Abaqus/Explicit
• Thermal-mechanical analysis
• Fully coupled: Explicit
algorithms for both the
mechanical and thermal
responses
adiabatic
• Can include adiabatic heating
effects
• Structural-acoustic analysis
• Fluid-structure interaction
fully coupled temperature-displacement
Two-stage forging, using ALE—
contours of temperature
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.45
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Special features of
Abaqus/Explicit: ALE
• Adaptive meshing using ALE
techniques allows the robust
solution of highly nonlinear
problems.
• Mesh adaptivity is based on
solution variables as well as
minimum element distortion.
Bulk metal forming
• Elements concentrate in areas
where they are needed.
• Adaptation is based on boundary
curvature.
High speed impact
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.46
Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Special features of Abaqus/Explicit: Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL)
• Define a domain in which material can flow for an Eulerian analysis
• Flow problems
• Structural problems with extreme deformation
Eulerian mesh
rod material
Introduction to Abaqus
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Overview of Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
• Comparing Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit
Abaqus/Standard
Abaqus/Explicit
• A general-purpose finite element
program.
• A general-purpose finite element
program for explicit dynamics.
• Nonlinear problems require
iterations.
• Can solve for true static
equilibrium in structural
simulations.
• Solution procedure does not
require iteration.
• Solves highly discontinuous highspeed dynamic problems efficiently.
• Coupled-field analyses include:
• Provides a large number of
capabilities for analyzing many
different types of problems.
• Nonstructural applications.
• Thermal-mechanical
• Structural-acoustic
• FSI
• Coupled or uncoupled
response.
Introduction to Abaqus
Abaqus Conventions
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Abaqus Conventions
• Units
• Abaqus uses no inherent set of units.
• It is the user’s responsibility to use consistent units.
• Example:
• N, kg, m, s
or
• N, 103 kg, mm, s
etc.
Common systems of consistent units
Introduction to Abaqus
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Abaqus Conventions
• Example: Properties of mild steel at room temperature
Quantity
U.S. units
SI units
Conductivity
28.9 Btu/ft hr ºF
50 W/m ºC
2.4 Btu/in hr ºF
Density
15.13 slug/ft3 (lbf s2/ft4)
7800 kg/m3
0.730 × 10−3 lbf s2/in4
0.282 lbm/in3
Elastic modulus
30 × 106 psi
207 × 109 Pa
Specific heat
0.11 Btu/lbm ºF
460 J/kg ºC
Yield stress
30 × 103 psi
207 × 106 Pa
Introduction to Abaqus
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Abaqus Conventions
• Time measures
• Abaqus keeps track of both total time in an analysis and step time for
each analysis step.
• Time is physically meaningful for some analysis procedures, such as
transient dynamics.
• Time is not physically meaningful for some procedures. In rateindependent, static procedures “time” is just a convenient, monotonically
increasing measure for incrementing loads.
Introduction to Abaqus
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Abaqus Conventions
• Coordinate systems
• For boundary conditions and
point loads, the default
coordinate system is the
rectangular Cartesian system.
local rectangular
coordinate system
with YSYMM
boundary conditions
• Alternative local
rectangular, cylindrical,
and spherical systems can
be defined.
• These local directions do
not rotate with the
material in largedisplacement analyses.
Boundary conditions on a skew edge
Introduction to Abaqus
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Abaqus Conventions
• For material directions (i.e., directions
associated with an element’s material or
integration points) the default coordinate
system depends on the element type:
• Solid elements use global
rectangular Cartesian system.
Default material directions for solid elements
• Shell and membrane elements use
a projection of the global Cartesian
system onto the surface.
Default material directions for shell and
membrane elements
Introduction to Abaqus
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Abaqus Conventions
• Alternative rectangular,
cylindrical, and spherical
coordinate systems may be
defined.
1
2
• Affects input: anisotropic
material directions.
• Affects output: stress/strain
output directions.
• Local material directions
rotate with the material in
large-displacement
analyses.
Introduction to Abaqus
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Abaqus Conventions
• Degrees of freedom
• Primary solution variables at the nodes.
• Available nodal degrees of freedom depend on the element type.
• Each degree of freedom is labeled with a number: 1=x-displacement,
2=y-displacement, 11=temperature, etc.
Introduction to Abaqus
Documentation
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Documentation
• Primary reference materials
• All documentation is available in HTML and PDF
format
• Abaqus Analysis User’s Manual
• Abaqus/CAE User’s Manual
• Abaqus Example Problems Manual
• Abaqus Benchmarks Manual
• Abaqus Verification Manual
• Abaqus Keywords Reference Manual
• Abaqus User Subroutines Reference Manual
• Abaqus Theory Manual
• The documentation is available through the Help
menu on the main menu bar of Abaqus/CAE.
Introduction to Abaqus
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Documentation
• Additional reference materials
• Abaqus Installation and Licensing Guide (print version available)
• Installation instructions
• Abaqus Release Notes
• Explains changes since previous release
• Advanced lecture notes on various topics
(print only)
• Tutorials
• Getting Started with Abaqus: Interactive Edition
• Getting Started with Abaqus: Keywords Edition
• Programming
• Scripting and GUI Toolkit manuals
• SIMULIA home page
www.simulia.com
Introduction to Abaqus
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Documentation
• HTML documentation
• The documentation for Abaqus is organized into a collection, with
manuals grouped by function.
• Viewed through a web browser.
• Can search entire collection or individual manuals
Introduction to Abaqus
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Documentation
• Searching the documentation
• Enter one or more search terms in the search field
Terms in the search field:
Appear in any order
May or may not be adjacent
Appear within the proximity criterion
(default is a single section)
The table of contents
entry is highlighted
The text frame displays the
corresponding section
Introduction to Abaqus
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Documentation
• Searching the documentation (cont’d)
• Use quotes to search for exact strings
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.62
Documentation
• Advanced search
• Advanced search allows you to control the proximity criterion
Introduction to Abaqus
L1.63
Documentation
• Advanced search (cont’d)
Introduction to Abaqus
Abaqus Environment Settings
L1.65
Abaqus Environment Settings
• The Abaqus environment settings allow you to control various aspects
of an Abaqus job’s execution.
• For example, setting a directory to be used for scratch files, changing
the default memory settings, etc.
• Environment settings hierarchy
• Abaqus environment settings are processed in the following order:
• The host-level environment settings in the site directory in the
abaqus account directory. These settings are applied to all Abaqus
jobs run on the designated computer.
• The user-level environment settings in the home directory. These
settings are applied to all Abaqus jobs run in your account.
• The job-level environment settings in the current working directory.
These settings are applied to only the designated Abaqus job.
• The host-level environment settings are included in the release.
• You can create an environment file abaqus_v6.env in your home
directory and/or current directory.
Introduction to Abaqus
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Abaqus Environment Settings
• Note: The value of the SCRATCH parameter is platform specific.
• On UNIX platforms the default value is the value of the $TMPDIR
environment variable or /tmp if this variable is not defined. For
example,
scratch="/tmp"
• On Windows platforms the default value is the value of the %TEMP%
environment variable or \TEMP if this variable is not defined. For
example,
scratch="c:\\temp"
• For information on environment file settings refer to:
“Using the Abaqus environment settings,” Section 3.3.1 of the Abaqus
Analysis User's Manual.
Introduction to Abaqus
Abaqus Fetch Utility
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Abaqus Fetch Utility
• The Abaqus fetch utility allows you to extract sample Abaqus files that
are provided with each release.
• Files that may be extracted include input files, journal files, model
databases, etc. corresponding to the Abaqus Example, Benchmark, and
Verification problems.
• The utility may also be used to extract scripts that create complete
models corresponding to each workshop of this course.
• The “answer” script name is noted at the end of each workshop.
• To use the fetch utility enter the following command at the operating
system prompt:
abaqus fetch job=filename
where abaqus is the command used to run Abaqus on your system.
• For example, Abaqus release 6.10-1 it might be aliased to abq6101.
Introduction to Abaqus
Abaqus/CAE Checklist
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Abaqus/CAE Checklist
Must Have
Parts
At least one
Must Have
Materials
At least one
Must Have
Sections
At least one
Must Have
Section Assignments
Made at the part level (container)
Must Have
Assembly (Instances)
At least one part
Must Have
Steps (after Initial)
Initial created for you
Usually Need
BCs (Boundary Conditions)
Can be in Initial Step
Usually Need
Loads
In Steps after the Initial
Must Have
Mesh
Can be done on part or assembly
Must Have
Jobs
To actually run the analysis
Introduction to Abaqus
Working with the Model Tree
L1.72
Working with the Model Tree
• The Model Tree is a convenient tool for navigating
and managing your models and analysis results.
• The Model Tree provides a visual description of
the hierarchy of items in a model.
• The arrangement of the containers and items in
the Model Tree reflects the order in which you are
likely to create your model.
• A similar logic governs the order of modules
in the module menu—you create parts before
you create the assembly, and you create
steps before you create loads.
Introduction to Abaqus
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Working with the Model Tree
• Example: The following figure shows a suggested
order to create the cantilever beam model .
(Note: This order is not unique.)
Introduction to Abaqus
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Working with the Model Tree
• Alternatively, follow the order of modules in the module menu to create
the model.
Part
• Create the
part geometry
• Define materials
• Define and assign sections
to parts or regions
Step
• Define analysis steps
and output requests
Mesh
• Mesh the part
Property
Assembly
• Position the part for
initial configuration.
Interaction
• Not applicable for this
example
Load
• Apply loads and
BCs to regions
or named sets;
and assign them
to steps in the
analysis history
Job
• Submit, manage, and
monitor analysis jobs
Introduction to Abaqus
Visualization
• Examine
results
Workshop 1: Linear Static Analysis of
a Cantilever Beam
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Workshop 1: Linear Static Analysis of a Cantilever Beam
• Workshop tasks
• Follow detailed instructions to create a simple cantilever beam model
using the Abaqus/CAE modules.
• Submit a job for analysis.
• View the analysis results.
Introduction to Abaqus

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