Industry Challenges:

In the race to deliver new and innovative products to market faster, manufacturers face many challenges, including globalization, cost reductions, and shorter development cycles. To gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, manufacturers have started to leverage the robust capabilities of realistic simulation to lessen dependency on physical testing, reduce part weight, or evaluate the use of alternative materials during the product design phase to ensure optimum product performance.

Abaqus Unified FEA Solution:

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.
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.

FEA and Multiphysics

  • Linear and nonlinear
  • Coupled physics: structural acoustics, thermal-electrical, and more
  • Electromagnetics and smoothed particle hydrodynamics
  • Includes fe-safe, the full-featured fatigue simulation code
  • Includes Tosca, the solver-agnostic topology/shape/fluid optimization code
  • Includes Isight, the parametric optimization and process automation engine.

Complex Interactions, Materials, and Assemblies

  • Automatic contact detection and definition
  • Crack, impact, and crash events with material failure
  • Rubbers, thermo-plastics, powder metals, human tissue, soil, composites, and more
  • Flexible multibody dynamics, controls, and joint behavior

Model Preparation, Process, and Results Interpretation

  • Automation tools for customization of standard workflows
  • Modeling features and innovations for ease and efficiency
  • Powerful pre-/post-processor to handle all simulation setup and results visualization
  • Solver scaling from 4 to 256 cores and GPU acceleration for Abaqus/Standard for rapid turnaround and large-scale analyses
  • Over 100 value-added solutions for Abaqus to address numerous industry processes

Peerless Software Support from Caelynx

  • Hardware purchasing & implementation assistance
  • Highly responsive technical & methodology support
  • Training & certification classes
  • Personal mentorship
  • Tools & customization

Download the Abaqus Unified FEA brochure to learn more about the features and advantages of using Abaqus as your CAE software.

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Analysis Types

A limited list of Abaqus’s considerable simulation capabilities:

  • Linear static stress & displacement
  • Nonlinear static/dynamic stress & displacement
  • Transient & steady-state heat transfer
  • Acoustics
  • Natural frequency
  • Steady-state dynamics
  • Random response
  • Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian
  • Coupled field
    • Thermo-mechanical
    • Shock and acoustic-structural
  • Multiphysics
    • Thermal-stress
    • Thermalelectrical
    • Low-frequency electromagnetics
    • Structural-acoustics
    • Fluid flow through porous media

Analysis & Modeling Techniques

Abaqus modeling is highly sophisticated, with many specialized techniques to bring greater efficiency and possibilities to unique customer needs:

  • Analysis import & restart
  • Substructuring & submodeling
  • Symmetric modeling
  • Material removal & addition
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Annealing & reinforcement
  • Adaptive remeshing
  • Direct cyclic procedures
  • Hydrostatic fluid cavities
  • Cosimulation
  • Data parametrization & parametric study
  • User subroutines


The Abaqus/CAE pre-/post-processor is a powerful, highly customizable work environment from which to setup Abaqus models and visualize results:

  • Complete access to Abaqus solver functionality
  • Feature-based, parametric modeling
  • Synchronize data directly with CATIA, SolidWorks, or Pro/E
  • Advanced meshing interface
  • Set up everything to run your analysis (materials, interactions, loading, etc.)
  • Capture and reuse workflows
  • Access user-created scripting and subroutines
  • Manage job queuing and execution
  • View and document analysis results

Material Definitions

Abaqus’s library of material models enables realistic simulation of a wide range of common and advanced materials, including rubbers, composites and even biological tissues.

  • Orthotropic/anisotropic linear elasticity
  • Porous elasticity
  • Hypoelasticity
  • Anisotropic hyperelasticity
  • Nonlinear viscoelasticity
  • Elastomeric & low-density foams
  • Hysteresis
  • Fabric
  • Metal plasticity
  • Progressive damage & failure
  • Drucker-Prager, Cam-Clay, & Mohr-Coulomb plasticities
  • Crushable foam plasticity
  • Concrete plasticity

Constraints & Interactions

Abaqus contact modeling is extremely robust, and setting it up is easier than ever — use automatic contact detection to save hours of work and avoid missed interactions in complex assemblies:

  • Surface-based constraints
    • Mesh ties
    • Kinematic couplings
    • Shell-to-solid couplings
  • Surface-based contact
    • Automatic (general) contact
    • Deformable-deformable, rigid-rigid, self-contact
    • Contact damping
    • Cohesive behavior
    • Surface property definitions
    • Multiple (incl. user-defined) friction models
    • Multiple contact formulations


  • Supports Windows/x86-64 & Linux/x86-64 platforms
  • Runs in laptop, desktop, server, cluster, and cloud environments
  • Parallel direct sparse solver with dynamic load balancing
  • Parallel iterative solver
  • Parallel Lanczos & AMS eigenvalue solutions
  • Domain decomposition-based parallel processing
  • Supports up to 256 CPU cores
  • Supports GPU acceleration

But wait, there's more!

All the lists above are pruned down from Abaqus’s full offerings!  Read the exhaustive catalogs of Abaqus features below:


  • Extensive documentation
    • Analysis, theory, keyword, and getting started manuals
    • Example problems
    • Benchmarks & verification
  • Regular updates & fixes
  • Quality monitoring service
  • Implementation assistance & technical support
  • Training courses & certification exams
  • Regional user meetings


Abaqus is now available in the cloud, granting access to on-demand HPC simulation at vastly reduced associated costs:

  • No hardware purchasing
  • No IT staffing
  • No utility costs
  • No physical space
  • No disaster risk

With this whitepaper, learn how a cloud plan offers value over traditional implementations:

Cloud-Based High Performance Computing


Abaqus licenses also grant access to fe-safe for durability analysis:

  • Accurate, reliable multiaxial fatigue analysis, regardless of the complexity of your loadings and model
  • Unique, leading-edge technology for the fatigue analysis of elastomers
  • The original, patented Verity® Structural Stress Method for seam, structural and spot welded joints
  • Thermomechanical fatigue analysis with unique capabilities for creep-fatigue interaction


Abaqus licenses also grant access to Isight process automation and design exploration:

  • Combine multiple cross-disciplinary models and applications together in a simulation process flow
  • Automate their execution across distributed compute resources
  • Explore the resulting design space
  • Identify the optimal design parameters subject to required constraints.


Abaqus licenses also grant access to the Tosca optimization suite:

  • Powerful optimization solutions for design of lightweight, stiff, and durable parts and assemblies
  • Maximize performance, minimize material and weight, and discover new design possibilities
  • Topology optimization-driven design concepts for fluid flow systems and components

Read Abaqus whitepapers and case studies, watch webinars, and more:

See Our Resources

Why make Caelynx your Abaqus vendor and support partner?

Caelynx has built life-long careers using Abaqus Unified FEA to help some of the world’s biggest manufacturers make better, more competitive products.  We’ve been able to accomplish this because the software works, and it works very well.  It’s been proven for decades to offer tremendous value to those who invest in it, and Caelynx’s extensive and varied Abaqus experience makes us the ideal partner with whom you can make that investment, too.  We pride ourselves on our expertise and reliability as an Abaqus support and training center.  We will help you and your team hit the ground running with hardware, software, and training matched to your budget and goals.

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