Industry ChallengesIn the race to deliver new and innovative products to market faster, manufacturers face many challenges, including globalization, cost reductions, and shorter development cycles. To gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, manufacturers have started to leverage the robust capabilities of realistic simulation to lessen dependency on physical testing, reduce part weight, or evaluate the use of alternative materials during the product design phase to ensure optimum product performance.
Perform seamless parameter updating for design iterations with bidirectional associativity in Abaqus Isight.
Abaqus Unified FEA Solution
SIMULIA delivers a scalable suite of unified analysis products that allow all users, regardless of their simulation expertise or domain focus, to collaborate and seamlessly share simulation data and approved methods without loss of information fidelity.
The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite offers powerful and complete solutions for both routine and sophisticated engineering problems covering a vast spectrum of industrial applications.
Best-in class companies are taking advantage of Abaqus Unified FEA to consolidate their processes and tools, reduce cost and inefficiencies, and gain a competitive advantage.
Linear and Nonlinear
The implicit solution technology in Abaqus is ideal for solving static and low-speed dynamic events, such as sealing pressure in a gasket joint or crack propagation in a composite airplane fuselage.
In addition to providing basic and advanced linear analysis capabilities, Abaqus also supports the general application of linear analysis techniques in cases where the linear response can depend on prior nonlinear load history, such as vibration of rotating machinery or the response of building structures due to earthquake loading.
The explicit solution technology employed by Abaqus is well-suited for high-speed dynamic events, such as consumer electronics drop testing, automotive crashworthiness, and ballistic impact.
Many industrial applications today involve the interaction of multiple physical phenomena, combining thermal, structural, piezo-electric and fluid effects. For example, the operation of an air-spring is a combination of the structural strength of the reinforced rubber component, combined with the interaction with pressurized air inside.
To address these applications, Abaqus provides robust multiphysics capabilities, including thermal-stress, thermal-electrical, low-frequency electromagnetics, structural-acoustics, and methodologies for representing fluids, including smoothed-particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and combined Euler-Lagrangian (CEL). Simulia Abaqus has a powerful Co-simulation Engine (CSE) with advanced capabilities and powerful techniques for seamlessly solving using both Implicit & Explicit solvers and multiphysics such as Fluid-Structural, Electromagnetic-Thermal-Structural and other interactions with many industry-leading multi-physics codes.
Combined, these help to deliver realistic simulation that predicts the performance of the product as closely as possible to the real world.
Reducing analysis turnaround time enables the examination of multiple and more detailed design scenarios. The distributed memory parallel direct solver technology in Abaqus sets a new benchmark for the industry, demonstrating impressive scaling and robustness. The parallel implementation of explicit dynamics in Abaqus, based on domain decomposition technology, greatly accelerates the solution process and boosts productivity.
The comprehensive set of best-in-class visualization capabilities in Abaqus helps users interpret and communicate model data and analysis results. Visual diagnostics enable the progress of analyses to be tracked and assessed easily. Very large, complex models can be visualized using a wide range of options, including contour, path, X-Y, and ply stack plots. In addition, results in specific regions can be evaluated using display groups, view cuts, and free-body display.