Abaqus Unified FEA – comprehensive solutions for realistic simulation: Numerical simulation is now far beyond the solution of material strength issues, which it was originally developed for. New and above-standard performance requirements imply increased nonlinear conditions and processes that must be managed by means of numerical simulation. In addition to the investigation of defined loads more and more emphasis is placed on the simulation of complex processes. Here the focus of simulation is on large displacements, contact, friction and other nonlinearities.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using SIMULIA Abaqus
Abaqus Unified FEA – a suite of unified analysis products for realistic simulations
SIMULIA Abaqus – professional idealization of
- highly nonlinear material behavior or the behavior of „smart materials” or human tissue;
- variable geometry with extremely large displacements, contact and self-contact and variable reference systems;
- variable loads;
- interactions of various physical phenomena, e.g. fluid-structure-interactions, or of kinematic analyses with flexible bodies;
- complex dynamic systems, transient dynamic events such as drop tests or of phenomena of high-speed dynamics in case of impact.
All this calls for extremely efficient and reliable solvers, such as provided with Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit.
To describe the individual design features in the product simulation, often several specific software products from multiple vendors are used in a project. Such heterogeneous simulation environments entail weak points during the transfer of data and are error-prone, work-intensive and, in the final analysis, expensive. Under the umbrella of Abaqus/CAE, SIMULIA provides for a wide range of scalable unified analysis tools. In addition, with SIMULIA/Isight a program is available that integrates the most diverse analysis steps, from spreadsheet calculations via MATLAB through to Java and Python Scripting.