ABAQUS: The finite element solver

Linear and nonlinear analysis

Implicit and explicit solver

Pre and post-processor

Accurate FEA results

Abaqus: nonlinear finite element

Abaqus is the finite element analysis software of Dassault Systemes SIMULIA. The software suite delivers accurate, robust, high-performance solutions for challenging nonlinear problems, large-scale linear dynamics applications, and routine design simulations.

Main capabilities

Linear and nonlinear analysis

Large deformations and contact simulations

Wide range of different analysis types

Scripting and GUI customization features

Wide range of nonlinear material possibilities


Abaqus/CAE Pre-and Post-processor

Abaqus/CAE enables users to leverage the complete range of Abaqus analysis functionality, such as acoustics, connectors, damage, fracture, and failure. Familiar Abaqus concepts such as steps, interactions, sections, and materials make the user interface highly intuitive.

Abaqus/Cae capabilities





Advanced Materials


Booundary Conditions

Abaqus/Standard Implict solver

Abaqus/Standard is the general-purpose finite element solver that employs an implicit integration scheme, Abaqus/Standard employs a solution technology ideal for static and low-speed dynamic events where highly accurate stress solutions are critically important.

Abaqus/Standard capabilities

Static stress/displacement

Dynamic stress/displacement

Steady-state transport



Coupled pore fluid flow and stress

Mass diffusion

Acoustic and shock problems

Abaqus/Explicit Explicit solver

Abaqus/Explicit is the general-purpose finite element program that employs explicit integration scheme to solve highly nonlinear systems with many complex contacts under transient loads.

Abaqus/Explicit capabilities

Dynamic stress/displacement

Brief transient dynamic events

Severely nonlinear behavior

Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL)

Quasi-static forming events

Discrete element

Eulerian analysis

Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH)

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