Finite Element (FE) method is widely used by industry-leading companies, like NASA, Boing, Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Caterpillar, BMW, Volvo among others, to perform many types of analysis including structural simulations. Abaqus FEA (Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corp.) is the world’s technology-leading software that is mostly used for structural finite element simulations and results-postprocessing. The software includes a rich library of material models that enables simulating many structures made from different materials like metals, polymers, biomaterials, composites, etc. Abaqus FEA software includes geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities and has two main solvers for structural simulations:
- Abaqus/Standard: A Finite-Element analysis solver based on implicit integration scheme, which can be used to perform linear and nonlinear static, quasi-static, and dynamic FE analysis.
- Abaqus/Explicit: A Finite-Element analysis solver based on explicit integration scheme, which can be used to solve highly nonlinear systems. It is mainly used for dynamic simulations. However, it can be used to perform quasi-static finite element analysis as well.
By the end of this course, you will have the needed background, knowledge, and practical experience to use Abaqus standard and explicit solvers to perform various types of analysis with confidence. Besides by the end of this course, you will learn how to professionally post-process analysis results using Abaqus viewer.
Abaqus Student Edition free license can be obtained from this link.