This post provides information on new and enhanced functionality delivered in the Abaqus/Isight/Tosca/fe-safe 2022 GA release as well as functionality added in the FD (Fix Pack) releases through FD07 of Abaqus 2021. Please refer to the Abaqus Release Notes in the 2022 SIMULIA User Assistance...

Forensic investigations Sadly enough, accidents happen. Car crashes, collapsing buildings due to earthquakes, construction failures (e.g. World Trade Center 5 failure or the Minneapolis I-35W Bridge) and other disasters can lead to the ultimate question: how could this happen? This question is an important question to...

Introducing Abaqus/Standard Error indicators In a displacement-based finite element (FE) analysis, the stress is usually computed from the displacement field in a postprocessing step. This directly calculated stress is obtained from the derivative of the displacement field, leading inevitably to a lower-order less-accurate field as compared...

User-subroutines in Abaqus Abaqus has a multitude of built-in features available for FE analyses, but it is possible for users to extend the software capabilities via user subroutines. User subroutines are written in Fortran and a Fortran compiler is needed to compile your software code. Since recently...

4RealSim is honoured and excited to work together with University of Palermo, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Étienne, Xeltis, Capvidia, Leartiker, Graz University of Technology, and ISMETT in a newly formed European Consortium - SimInSitu - after receiving a grant from the EU...

What is DEM? The Discrete Element Method is a relatively simple method in which discrete spherical particles interact with each other and with other surfaces in an Abaqus/Explicit analysis. Granular or particulate matter can easily be simulated using DEM; each DEM particle represents a separate grain,...

This post provides an overview of the new key features of Abaqus 2021 (available in FD03 (FP.2042)), Isight 2021, Tosca 2021 and fe-safe 2021. Abaqus 2021 key features Abaqus/CAE (Enhanced Functionality) Modeling enhancements Directly import CATIA V5 files as parts on the Linux platform Specify multiple...