Introduction to SIMULIA Abaqus

Model from SIMULA AbaqusThis training course is a comprehensive and unified introduction to the modeling and analysis capabilities of Abaqus. It teaches you how to solve linear and nonlinear problems, submit and monitor analysis jobs and view simulation results using the interactive interface of Abaqus. The following products will be covered: Abaqus/CAE, Abaqus Standard and Abaqus Explicit. 

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

o Use Abaqus/CAE to create complete finite element models
o Use Abaqus/CAE to submit and monitor analysis jobs
o Use Abaqus/CAE to view and evaluate simulation results
o Solve structural analysis problems using Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit, including the effects of material nonlinearity, large deformation and contact


  • Lesson 1: Overview of Abaqus
  • Lesson 2: Working with Geometry in Abaqus
  • Lesson 3: Working with Models created outside Abaqus
  • Lesson 4: Material and Section Properties
  • Lesson 5: Assemblies in Abaqus
  • Lesson 6: Steps, Output, Loads, and Boundary Conditions
  • Lesson 7: Meshing Imported and Native Geometry
  • Lesson 8: Job Management and Results Visualization
  • Lesson 9: Linear and Nonlinear Problems
  • Lesson 10: Static, General Analysis procedure
  • Lesson 11: Static, Linear Perturbation; Buckle & Frequency procedures; Multistep Analyses
  • Lesson 12: Dynamic, Explicit procedure
  • Lesson 13: Analysis Continuation Techniques
  • Lesson 14: Constraints and Connections
  • Lesson 15: Contact
  • Appendix: Element Selection Criteria; Analyzing Nonlinear Quasi-Static Problems; Heat Transfer & Thermal-Stress Analysis

The training course is divided into lectures, demonstrations and workshops. The course's workshops are integral to the training. They are designed to reinforce concepts presented during the lectures and demonstrations. They are intended to provide users with the experience of running and trouble-shooting actual Abaqus analyses.

Who should attend?

New Abaqus users who will primarily use Abaqus/CAE to create their models should attend this seminar. No previous knowledge of Abaqus is required, but some basic knowledge of finite elements and continuum mechanics is desirable. Also, some familiarity with interactive modeling is helpful but not required.

For more information please contact us.