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Caelynx is a Dassault Systèmes certified education partner that offers high quality simulation and training services to enable our customers to be more productive and competitive. All Caelynx courses are taught by qualified engineering professionals who use these tools on a daily basis for our own consulting services.

  • 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
  • Abaqus
  • Isight & SIMULIA Execution Engine
  • fe-safe
  • Tosca
  • Simpack
  • SIMULIA V5
  • SIMULIA V6
  • Simulation Lifecycle Management
  • Other Dassault Systèmes Products (CATIA & DELMIA)
  • FEMFAT
 

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INTRODUCTION TO ABAQUS

 

NEXT COURSE OFFERING: NOVEMBER 12, 2018

 

Course Objective

This course is a comprehensive and unified introduction to the modeling and analysis capabilities of Abaqus. It teaches you how to solve linear and nonlinear problems, submit and monitor analysis jobs and view simulation results using the interactive interface of Abaqus. The following products are covered by this seminar: Abaqus/CAE, Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit.

This four-day course covers the following topics:

  • Linear and nonlinear structural analysis
  • Static, dynamic and heat transfer analysis
  • Material models: linear elasticity, hyperelasticity and metal plasticity
  • Loads and constraints Modeling contact
  • Selecting the appropriate elements for your problem
  • Feature-based modeling, parts and assemblies
  • Working with CAD geometry and imported meshes
  • Mesh generation techniques
  • Creating, submitting and monitoring analysis jobs
  • Viewing simulation results
  • Restarting an analysis

The course is divided into lectures, demonstrations and workshops. The course’s workshops are integral to the training. They are designed to reinforce concepts presented during the lectures and demonstrations. They are intended to provide users with the experience of running and trouble-shooting actual Abaqus analyses.

 

Who Should Attend

New Abaqus users who will primarily use Abaqus/CAE to create their models should attend this seminar. No previous knowledge of Abaqus is required, but some basic knowledge of finite elements and continuum mechanics is desirable. Also, some familiarity with interactive modeling is helpful but not required.

 

Course Overview

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary.

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INTRODUCTION TO ABAQUS/CAE

Course Objective

Abaqus/CAE provides a complete interactive environment for creating Abaqus models, submitting and monitoring analysis jobs and viewing and manipulating simulation results.

This two-day course offers an overview of the important features available in Abaqus/CAE:

  • Creating parts using the feature-based modeler
  • Importing parts into Abaqus/CAE
  • Partitioning parts
  • Meshing
  • Defining analysis attributes
  • Submitting and managing Abaqus simulations
  • Viewing the results of the simulations
  • This course is intended to complement the Introduction to Abaqus Standard and Abaqus/Explicit seminar, which describes how to perform linear and nonlinear analyses with Abaqus.

This course is intended to complement the Introduction to Abaqus Standard and Abaqus/Explicit seminar, which describes how to perform linear and nonlinear analyses with Abaqus.

 

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for new Abaqus/CAE users. Some familiarity with interactive preprocessors is helpful but not required.

 

Course Overview

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary.

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INTRODUCTION TO ABAQUS/STANDARD AND ABAQUS/EXPLICIT

Course Objective

This introductory course is the ideal way to obtain a working knowledge of how to use both Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit to solve linear and nonlinear problems. The seminar introduces you to the analysis capabilities of Abaqus using the keywords interface.

This three-day course covers the following topics:

  • Fundamental modeling techniques and input syntax
  • Linear and nonlinear statics
  • Selection of the appropriate element for your problem
  • Adaptive load incrementation and convergence criteria
  • Interpretation of messages issued by Abaqus
  • Geometric, material and contact-induced nonlinearity
  • Linear elasticity and metal plasticity
  • Restarting of analyses
  • Appropriate modeling for contact problems
  • Eigenfrequency extraction
  • Linear and nonlinear dynamics
  • Model transfer between Abaqus/Explicit and Abaqus/Standard

The course’s workshops are an integral part of the training. They are designed to reinforce the concepts presented during the lectures and to provide users with the experience of running and trouble-shooting actual Abaqus analyses. The workshops also provide instruction on using Abaqus postprocessors for results evaluation.
This course is suitable for all Abaqus users, regardless of which modeling package they use. It is also designed to complement the Introduction to Abaqus/CAE course.

 

Who Should Attend

New Abaqus users who will primarily use third-party preprocessors and whose work will require routine editing of input files should attend. No previous knowledge of Abaqus is required, but some basic knowledge of finite elements and continuum mechanics is desirable.

 

Course Overview

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary.

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INTRODUCTION TO ABAQUS SCRIPTING

Background

Abaqus makes extensive use of Python, a powerful, object-oriented scripting language that is used widely by organizations throughout the world. Python has been embedded within the Abaqus software products. The language has been extended to include a rich set of commands that are well suited for the daily tasks of a finite element analyst. These extensions are referred to as the Abaqus Scripting Interface (ASI).
The Abaqus Scripting Interface may be used by the finite element analyst at many different levels. Scripts can be written as stand-alone utilities, or can be written to integrate the Abaqus products with other codes. At a basic level, scripts may be used to automate repetitive tasks such as the creation of results plots from a collection of output files. With some experience, users may actually extend the functionality of the Abaqus products. Advanced users may work with SIMULIA affiliates to customize the graphical user interface of the Abaqus interactive products (Abaqus/CAE and Abaqus/Viewer).

Course Objective

This seminar covers basic usage of the Abaqus Scripting Interface and Python’s syntax. It includes numerous hands-on exercises for the student to learn to automate tasks that are common to most analysts.

After attending this two-day training course, students will be able to:

  • Write simple scripts to automate pre- and postprocessing tasks and improve productivity
  • Read and write data from/to the .cae and .odb files
  • Understand and explore the Abaqus object model
  • Build simple GUI plug-ins using the Really Simple GUI (RSG) framework
  • Troubleshoot and debug scripts
  • Understand Python’s applicability as a powerful scripting language for a wide variety of tasks

Who Should Attend

We believe every Abaqus user should be familiar with the ASI. Productivity gains can be realized at many levels; from simple scripts that automate tedious tasks to large applications with custom user interfaces. This course is recommended for all Abaqus users who wish to improve their productivity using scripting.

 

Recommended Prerequisites

In order for the training to be effective, all students should have some basic familiarity with the Abaqus products including Abaqus/Viewer and Abaqus/Standard or Abaqus/Explicit. Familiarity with Abaqus/CAE is very helpful. Students should also have some experience using at least one computer programming language, text editing, and should be proficient with basic operating system tasks such as file copying/deleting, creating/modifying environment variables, etc.

 

Course Overview

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.

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FEMFAT BASIC TRAINING

Course Objective

This free FEMFAT Basic training is a one day, introductory course that covers the basics for getting started with fatigue analysis using FEMFAT software. The course combines lecture and workshop to teach you how to set up and run a fatigue analyses. The course begins with a primer on fatigue theory, covering fundamentals like S/N Curve, Haigh Diagram, Rainflow Matrix and Critical Cutting Plane Method. Next, we walk through the GUI to demonstrate how to set up and run an analysis. Finally, the workshops allow you to practice, hands-on, what you have learned.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Overview of FEMFAT modules (Basic, Plast, Max, etc.)
  • Concepts of fatigue analysis
  • Creating, parametrizing, and running FEMFAT jobs
  • Using the FEMFAT material generator
  • Running batch jobs
  • FEMFAT Basic module overview and specifics
  • Additional modules to be covered, time permitting
  • Workshop problems throughout the course

 

Who Should Attend

Engineers who have never done a fatigue analysis and/or beginner through intermediate users of FEMFAT.

FEMFAT ADVANCED TRAINING

Course Objective

This free FEMFAT advanced training is a one-day course that will cover the basics for getting started with WELD fatigue analysis using FEMFAT software, as well as an overview of modal based fatigue with FEMFAT (including SPECTRAL and Harmonic). The course combines lecture and hands-off workshop examples to teach you how to set up and run fatigue analyses.

After completing this course, you will have a grounded understanding of advanced FEMFAT modules and tools. You will gain the confidence to perform analyses using FEMFAT WELD, SPECTRAL, and the Harmonic tool. Time permitting and depending on the progress of the class, the instructor may also cover an example of fatigue analysis on rotating parts.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Overview of FEMFAT Weld
    • FEMFAT Weld introduction
    • Modeling of weld seams
    • Definition of weld seams
    • Description of the different analysis techniques
    • Example
  • Modal-Based Fatigue with FEMFAT in the Time and Frequency Domain
    • Base theory of modal based fatigue
    • Harmonic tool introduction
    • Example using harmonic
    • SPECTRAL introduction
    • Example using Spectral
  • Fatigue Analysis of Rotating Parts (Optional, Time Dependent)
    • Problem description
    • Example of a differential gear
    • FEMFAT max damage analysis using measured force and speed data

 

Who Should Attend

Engineers who have some familiarity with FEMFAT fatigue analysis and/or beginner through intermediate users of FEMFAT.

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