Using CSLIPEQ in Abaqus/Standard

By | August 8th, 2019|Abaqus FEA, Mechanical Engineering, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

Often enough when working with contact problems we want to consider the full surface slip between our surfaces - not the directional components CSLIP1 and CSLIP2. CSLIPEQ represents the total slip length at a slave or edge node while in contact. Incremental contributions to CSLIP1 and CSLIP2 are computed as the scalar product of the incremental relative nodal displacement vector [...]

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Lingering Explicit jobs on Windows 7

By | May 6th, 2019|Abaqus FEA, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

During the last couple of weeks I've noticed that a few of my explicit jobs does not terminate properly on Windows 7. This forces me to manually terminate the processes (which does not take up any extra tokens luckily) but they do consume precious memory. The cause is a bug in the Windows MPI library [...]

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Customized Graph Settings in Abaqus 2016/2017

By | January 30th, 2017|Abaqus FEA, Mechanical Engineering|

I will show you how to set the axis labels and legends to 24pt, and the axis labels (Energy / Time) to 18pt as new default options using “Save Display Options” and with Python. Both methods can be used to customize other settings such as background color (I prefer a solid white background), the averaging threshold etc. […]

Script: Flexnet Real-Time Monitor

By | September 29th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

We are developing a tool to help manage Abaqus Tokens by providing real-time statistics and in the future, create rudimentary usage logs. Help us create a great tool by signing up as a beta user. […]

Script: Abaqus Benchmarking Tool

By | September 20th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Tips&Tricks|

We have published a tool that will enable you to easily create performance data for your workstations and laptops. I have always recommended our customers to run their jobs with at least two cores, to back up that statement it has been easier to provide a tool that measures performance increase over a number of cores on the customers’ configuration based on benchmark jobs provided by SIMULIA instead of providing empty promises. We are engineers that favors hard facts after all, aren’t we? […]

Meet us at NAFEMS Gothenburg 10-11 May

By | May 6th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Events, Simulia|

Next week Ebbe and Sedat will attend the NAFEMS Nordic conference in Gothenburg the 10-11 May. They are available for both meetings and friendly chats during the whole event. You can pre-book meetings with us by using our contact form! Looking forward to see you there!

Abaqus: Running Job Batches with Python

By | April 12th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Tips&Tricks|

As previously mentioned, running batches kicks ass! In that post I quickly described how to use bat files to get your workstation churning at all times. This time I’ll show you the necessary steps to convert this into python. Why you probably ask? Well, with python we can easily start to extend functionality to do cool stuff like logging solution time for each job in the batch, create real-time convergence plots and even schedule jobs. I will keep this post as basic as possible, so do not fear if you aren’t familiar with python – you’ll only need the ability to read and some basic logical thinking. If not, run. […]

Abaqus: Running Batch Jobs 101

By | February 22nd, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

Batching jobs is essential to fully utilize your hardware and software resources. It is satisfying to relax during the off-hours knowing that the huge series of jobs you created during the daytime will run continuously throughout the night (and sometimes weekends). […]

Abaqus: Export data to Excel – part 2

By | May 7th, 2015|Abaqus FEA, Tips&Tricks|

Most of you have already experienced that Abaqus/Viewer is a very capable tool for graph generation. Built-in functionality enables us to create, edit and visualize XY-data in smooth matter. This is good and all, but often enough these plots will end up in an report and/or distributed widely - not everyone want an odb file. Being able to [...]

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Python for Abaqus – Courses Available NOW!

By | December 1st, 2014|Abaqus FEA, Simulation, Simulia|

We are proud to announce the first release of “Python for Abaqus”, interactive lessons primarily aimed at analysts who crave more control over their favorite FEM application! […]