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Quick Start to Abaqus/Explicit

Course Logistics

Take advantage of this live online course right from your desk. Each day of the class will begin with a lecture session. After the lecture, workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by hosting office via phone and email. Some hosting offices also allow for in-person attendance.



Abaqus/Explicit is a finite element analysis product that is particularly well-suited to simulate brief transient dynamic events such as consumer electronics drop testing, automotive crashworthiness, and ballistic impact. The ability of Abaqus/Explicit to effectively handle severely nonlinear behavior such as contact makes it very attractive for the simulation of many quasi-static events as well, such as rolling of hot metal and slow crushing of energy absorbing devices. The objective of this course is to familiarize Abaqus users to the wide ranging capabilities of this product.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • The explicit dynamic method
  • General contact
  • Automatic mass scaling for quasi-static and impact problems
  • Using Abaqus/Explicit and Abaqus/Standard together to solve difficult problems

This online course is a customized subset of the Abaqus/Explicit: Advanced Topics course.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for new Abaqus/Explicit users and Abaqus/Standard users who want to learn Abaqus/Explicit.

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. No additional Abaqus licenses will be provided, so to ensure that you can perform all the workshops fully you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus.

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Typical 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.

UK Time (GMT) – 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.