Hydrogen Embrittlement - A serious challenge for the industry Hydrogen embrittlement (also called hydrogen assisted cracking or hydrogen-induced cracking) describes the embrittling of metal after being exposed to hydrogen. Due to hydrogen embrittlement, structures can suffer from a loss of ductility, strength and/or toughness. This phenomenon...

This post provides an overview of the new key features of Abaqus 2020. Abaqus 2020 key features Abaqus/CAE (Enhanced Functionality) When partitioning cells by extrude/sweep of edges, the selected edges no longer need to be connected to each other You can now directly import Solidworks part...

There are various reasons why a Abaqus/Standard finite element simulation may not converge. This post provides a description of the most common convergence problems and an explanation what might be the cause of these occurrences. When convergence problems appear, one should review the output files...

Using Abaqus enabled Stadler Rail (a Swiss train building company) to confirm that the KISS railcar design successfully fulfilled all requirements of the European standards while optimizing weight and reducing product development times. This post is based on the Stadler Rail customer story written by Dassault...

Abaqus provides a wide range of user subroutines and utility routines, but what do we mean when we talk about user subroutines in Abaqus? An example can be seen above. Imagine you have a laminated composite plate in which damage occurs when subjected to in-plane compression. The...

There are different heat transfer and thermal analyses available that help you predict the behavior of your product during the development phase. In this blog post you will find a description of the different procedures to solve these simulations. Thermal simulations with Finite Element Analysis There are...

Mass scaling for Abaqus / Explicit Abaqus/Explicit analyses have the tendency to require long simulation times in order to complete. Mass scaling can speed up the simulation without sacrificing simulation accuracy. The explicit dynamics procedure is mainly used to solve two classes of problems: transient dynamic response...

This post explain how to download Abaqus for free and how to create an Academic passport on the 3DS Academy to have access to the training material. There is an Abaqus Student Edition that is available for personal and educational use free of charge to students, educators,...