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. In the automotive industry engineering groups are able to consider full vehicle loads, dynamic vibration, multibody systems, impact/crash, nonlinear static, thermal coupling, and acoustic-structural coupling using a common model data structure and integrated solver technology. Best-in-class companies are taking advantage of Abaqus Unified FEA to consolidate their processes and tools, reduce costs and inefficiencies, and gain a competitive advantage.
The Abaqus Unified FEA is a collection of different solver modules of complementary and integrated analysis tools where the three main modules are:
a general-purpose finite element module. It can solve a wide range of problems involving static, dynamic, thermal, electrical and electromagnetic response of components. Abaqus/Standard solves a system of equations implicitly at each solution increment
a special-purpose dynamic finite element formulation. It is suitable for modelling brief, transient dynamic events such as impact and blast problems, and is also very efficient for highly nonlinear problems involving changing contact conditions, such as forming simulations.
a computational fluid dynamics solver. It can solve a broad class of incompressible flow problems including laminar and turbulent flow, thermal convective flow, and deforming mesh problems.
Abaqus/CAE incorporates the analysis modules into a Complete Abaqus Environment for modelling, managing and monitoring Abaqus analyses and visualizing results.