Today, product simulation is often being performed by engineering groups using niche simulation tools from different vendors to simulate various design attributes. The use of multiple vendor software products creates inefficiencies and increases costs. SIMULIA delivers a scalable suite of unified analysis products that allow all users, regardless of their simulation expertise or domain focus, to collaborate and seamlessly share simulation data and approved methods without loss of information fidelity.

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 work 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.


ABAQUS delivers on SIMULIAs strategic commitment to provide scalable, high-quality realistic simulation solutions with new capabilities and more than 100 customer-requested enhancements. SIMULIA customers in a wide range of industries “ including aerospace, automotive, consumer packaged goods, energy, and life sciences “ are using ABAQUS to explore the real-world physical behavior of products and materials, in order to improve performance, reliability and safety, while reducing development time and costs.


In brief, ABAQUS is a commercial software package for finite element analysis. The ABAQUS product suite consists of three core products: ABAQUS /Standard, ABAQUS /Explicit and ABAQUS /CAE. ABAQUS /Standard is a general-purpose solver using a traditional implicit integration scheme to solve finite element analyses. ABAQUS /Explicit uses an explicit integration scheme to solve highly nonlinear transient dynamic and quasi-static analyses. ABAQUS /CAE provides an integrated modelling (preprocessing) and visualization (postprocessing) environment for the analysis products.


ABAQUS is used in the automotive, aerospace, and industrial product industries. The product is popular with academic and research institutions due to the wide material modeling capability, and the program’s ability to be customized. ABAQUS also provides a good collection of multiphysics capabilities, such as coupled acoustic-structural, piezoelectric, and structural-pore capabilities, making it attractive for production-level simulations where multiple fields need to be coupled.


ABAQUS was initially designed to address non-linear physical behavior; as a result, the package has an extensive range of material models. Its elastomeric (rubberlike) material capabilities are particularly noteworthy.

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