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Composites Primer for Abaqus Users

Course Dates

Take advantage of this online course on "Composites Primer for Abaqus Users" right from your desk, reducing both the expenses and productivity impact of travelling. The lecture content of this online course is conveniently scheduled over two morning sessions. The course workshops can be completed during the afternoons at your convenience, when support engineers from SIMULIA East will be available by phone to help you.


11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

(with 12:30-1:30 break)

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, October 30

Online Course

Offline Workshop Support

Wednesday, October 31

Online Course

Offline Workshop Support

Hosting Office: SIMULIA Eastern Region – Eastern Time (ET) – New York, U.S.A


With increasing use of composites in structural design, improved and faster techniques to model their mechanical response are needed. This poses unique challenges both in terms of designing the structural geometry as well as the ensuing solution for the analysis. Abaqus Unified FEA provides several tools to efficaciously solve today’s analysis to model tomorrow’s structures. For more information on the composites modeling capabilities of Abaqus refer to the Composite Structures Solutions page.

This course presents a series of lectures aimed at introducing various tools which are specifically designed towards the modeling of composites. The main topics that will be covered include:

  • Modeling of mixed composites - a methodology to create structures with a number of discrete layers
  • Pre- and post-processing of composite FEA analysis and their results respectively
  • Modeling damage and failure in composites
    • Damage and Failure for fiber-reinforced composites
    • Cohesive Behavior and VCCT techniques to model delamination
    • Barely visible impact damage (BVID)


Who Should Attend

The course is designed for engineers and designers interested in analyzing composite structures with greater control and improved durability of workflow.

Some knowledge of the FEA solver Abaqus and the complete Abaqus environment (Abaqus/CAE) is suggested.


The registration cost for this course is $580. We offer sizable discounts for group registrations from the same site†. The table below lists the discount pricing schedule. Registrations after October 23, 2012 might incur an additional processing fee of $50 per person. SIMULIA East reserves the right to decline registrations received after the deadline.

Attendee[s] per site

Cost per person




$480 per additional registration


$380 per additional registration

> 10

$280 per additional registration

†Above discounts apply to attendees registering together on one registration form and providing one form of payment.

Academic Discount
A discounted registration fee of $200 is offered to all academic institutions on a space available basis. This discount cannot be combined with the multiple attendee discount. The registrations with the academic discount will not include workshop support.

What is Included

Electronic copies of the training notes will be provided to each registrant for their personal use. Every registrant will also receive a copy of Abaqus Student Edition. Many of the topics covered in this course can be practiced using Abaqus Student Edition; however, to ensure that you can perform all the course workshops fully, you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus. No additional Abaqus licenses will be provided.

Lecture Session Times

Pacific Time (PT) – 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (MT) – 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Central Time (CT) – 10 :00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (ET) – 11 :00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.