General-Purpose Finite Element Analysis Software

Abaqus reaches the desk of engineering analysts as a robust Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software. It is designed to exploit the true generality of the theoretical potential of the method without imposing any unnecessary limitations. Abaqus assists engineers to simulate complex real-world problems for a wide range of industries and rely on it for advanced engineering simulations.

With an extensive library of element types, it can model nearly any geometry. Abaqus has an equally extensive library of material models. By using this library, you can simulate stress and deformation in isotropic and anisotropic metals at varying temperatures and strain rates. 

Beyond metals, Abaqus can simulate:
•    Rubber and polymers
•    Composites (including multi-scale materials)
•    Reinforced concrete
•    Glass and ceramics
•    Crushable or resilient foam
•    Geotechnical materials like soil and rock
•    Adhesives
•    Biological Tissue

However, Abaqus offers more than just stress analysis. Abaqus simplifies the simulation of conductive and convective heat transfer, mass diffusion, acoustics, piezoelectricity, pore pressure and electrochemistry either independently, sequentially coupled, or fully coupled with stress analyses.

Abaqus is uniquely powerful due to its modularity and flexibility. You can model any physically reasonable combination of elements, materials, procedures and loading sequences. With Abaqus, you can use any material with virtually any element (for composites, in a layer of an element). Abaqus enables you to bring your ideas to reality by allowing you to create and simulate your own models without limitations. You can subject your models to any sequence of static or dynamic loading histories.

Finite Element Simulation of Large Models

With increasing design complexity, gaining a detailed understanding of design intricacies often requires large simulation models. The FEA system must allow the analyst to run large problems by efficiently using available compute resources.

Abaqus takes advantage of the latest high-performance features of modern processors, GPGPU devices, and HPC architectures so that model size limitations rarely prevent you from realizing an adequate simulation. Users appreciate being able to meet schedules because the code runs large, complex jobs through to completion. Realistic models quickly expose how meticulously the designers of the code took care of the details. Abaqus holds up under the rigors of real-life, large model requirements.

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Solution Technology for Linear and Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
Solution Technology for Highly Nonlinear Transient Events
Abaqus Multiphysics
Complete Solutions for Realistic Simulation
Complete Solution for Abaqus Finite Element Modeling, Visualization, and Process Automation
Abaqus CAD Associative Interface
Associative Interfaces Between Abaqus and CAD Systems
Composites Modeler for Abaqus/CAE
Advanced Model Build for Ply and Fiber Materials
Abaqus Knee Simulator
Advanced Knee Implant Analyses and Simulation
Czone for Abaqus
Crush Simulation for Laminated Composites

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