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Modeling and Visualization

Abaqus/CAE User's Guide

This guide for Abaqus/CAE includes detailed descriptions of how to use Abaqus/CAE for model generation, analysis, and results evaluation and visualization. Abaqus/Viewer users should refer to the information on the Visualization module in this guide.

Analysis

Abaqus Analysis User's Guide

This is the Abaqus guide you will use most often with Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit. Split into five volumes, it is a complete reference guide for all of the capabilities of both products and contains a complete description of the elements, material models, procedures, input specifications, etc. Both input file usage and Abaqus/CAE usage information are provided in this guide.

Examples

Abaqus Example Problems Guide

This guide contains detailed examples designed to illustrate the approaches and decisions needed to perform meaningful linear and nonlinear analysis. Typical cases are large motion of an elastic-plastic pipe hitting a rigid wall; inelastic buckling collapse of a thin-walled elbow; explosive loading of an elastic, viscoplastic thin ring; consolidation under a footing; buckling of a composite shell with a hole; and deep drawing of a metal sheet. It is generally useful to look for relevant examples in this guide and to review them when embarking on a new class of problem.

Abaqus Benchmarks Guide

This guide contains benchmark problems and analyses used to evaluate the performance of Abaqus; the tests are multiple element tests of simple geometries or simplified versions of real problems. The NAFEMS benchmark problems are included in this guide.

Tutorial

Getting Started with Abaqus/CAE

This guide is designed to guide new users in creating solid, shell, and framework models with Abaqus/CAE; analyzing these models with Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit; and viewing the results in the Visualization module of Abaqus/CAE. You do not need previous knowledge of Abaqus to benefit from this guide, although some prior exposure to the finite element method is recommended. The guide discusses topics such as a quick overview of implicit and explicit methods, element selection, dynamics, nonlinearity, materials, multi-step analysis, and contact. Each chapter includes fully worked examples in a tutorial format that provide practical guidelines for performing structural analyses with Abaqus. If you are already familiar with Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit, basic and advanced tutorials are also provided to introduce you to the Abaqus/CAE interface.

Information

Using Abaqus Online Documentation

This guide contains instructions for viewing and searching the Abaqus online documentation.

Reference

Abaqus Keywords Reference Guide

This volume contains a complete description of all the input options that are available in Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit.

Abaqus Theory Guide

This guide contains detailed, precise discussions of all theoretical aspects of Abaqus. It is written to be understood by users with an engineering background.

Abaqus Verification Guide

This volume contains basic test cases, providing verification of each individual program feature (procedures, output options, MPCs, etc.) against exact calculations and other published results. It may be useful to run these problems when learning to use a new capability. In addition, the supplied input data files provide good starting points to check the behavior of elements, materials, etc.

Abaqus User Subroutines Reference Guide

This guide describes all of the user subroutines and utility routines available in Abaqus. The interface and requirements for each user subroutine are discussed in detail. References to practical examples of most subroutines are also provided. Utility routines can be used within user subroutines to perform a variety of common tasks. The interface for all available utility routines appears in a separate chapter.

Abaqus Glossary

This glossary defines technical terms as they apply to the Abaqus Unified FEA Product Suite.

Programming

Abaqus Scripting User's Guide

This guide provides a description of the Abaqus Scripting Interface. The guide describes how commands can be used to create and analyze Abaqus/CAE models, to view the results of the analysis, and to automate repetitive tasks. It also contains information on using the Abaqus Scripting Interface or C++ as an application programming interface (API) to the output database.

Abaqus Scripting Reference Guide

This guide provides a command reference that lists the syntax of each command in the Abaqus Scripting Interface.

Abaqus GUI Toolkit User's Guide

This guide provides a description of the Abaqus GUI Toolkit. The guide describes the components and organization of the Abaqus GUI. It also describes how you can customize the Abaqus GUI to build a particular application. The guide takes you through the process of writing an application by explaining how to use the components of the toolkit and by providing snippets of example code.

Abaqus GUI Toolkit Reference Guide

This guide provides a command reference that lists the syntax of each command in the Abaqus GUI Toolkit.

Release Notes

Abaqus Release Notes

This document contains brief descriptions of the new features available in the latest release of the Abaqus product line.

Abaqus 6.12 Release Notes
Abaqus 6.11 Release Notes
Abaqus 6.10-EF Release Notes
Abaqus 6.10 Release Notes
Abaqus 6.9-EF Release Notes
Abaqus 6.9 Release Notes
Abaqus 6.8-EF Release Notes
Abaqus 6.8 Release Notes