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Abaqus 2019 - Key Features & How to Download

Posted by Nikolaos Mavrodontis on Dec 7, 2018, 5:12:10 PM

Abaqus 2019 is now available. In this blog, we 'll list the most significant new features and enhancements, and explain how to obtain and install Abaqus 2019.

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Key Features

Abaqus/CAE usability:

  • Improved translation and rotation of part instance/model instance   (you can now select a vector axis directly. If start/end points are assigned, you are not limited to the global CS)
  •  Flattened Input File Support for Model Instances(removed restriction preventing flattened input files when model instances are present)

Contact:

  • General contact can now be realised on analytical rigid surfaces in Standard
  • General contact can now be realised for axisymmetric & 2D models in Explicit
  • General contact can now be realised in the following procedures: Pure heat transfer, coupled thermal-electrical

Interactions:

  • Fluid inflator property (relevant to fluid cavity modelling) has been added, to model flow characteristics of inflators for airbag systems

Materials:

  • Low density foam now available in Standard (suitable for highly compressible elastomeric foams)
  • Enhancements of porous bulk moduli used for modelling of grannular materials
  • Enhancements to Superelastic materials
  • Introduction of transverse shear moduli ( allows users to define transverse shear moduli for computing transverse shear stiffness of shells and beams)
  • Failure and element deletion for CDP (Explicit)

Elements

  • Asymmetric-Axisymmetric (CAXA, SAXA) elements are now supported in the CAE (relevant option for asymmetric deformation added)

Optimization 

  • Support for Overhang Restriction for Topology Optimization (relates to additive manufacturing methods)

Viewer

  • Visualization of nodal tensor field outputs (added support for tensor field outputs written as an averaged nodal field)
  • Rendering of distributed beam radius (important for visualizing results of sizing optimization of beams)
  • New output variable for effective stress for rock mechanics

User Subroutines:

  • New user subroutine to define micro/macro level damage (relevant to mean field homogenization)
  • New utility routine to get micro-level state (relevant to mean field homogenization)

 

How to download Abaqus 2019

Approach 1: Request a download link

  • Log in at dsxclient.3ds.com
  • Select main menu --> new Media Download and Order

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  • Fill in requested information, Find Media, choose required components and submit the request
  • You should receive a download link via e-mail

 

Approach 2: via 3ds/com/support

  • Go to 3ds.com/support
  • Click on 'download'

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  • Click on 'Access your Download'

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  • Log in
  • Select the program to download, in this case Abaqus

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  • Select the release and level. Click on 'show details' for each component. The volume is then shown. Clicking on it starts the download. This must be done for each volume.

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Installing Abaqus

The installation of the 2019 Abaqus release is quite straigtforward, similar to Abaqus 2018.

The installation guide (SimuliaInstallationGuide.pdf) can be found in AM_SIM_Abaqus_Extend.AllOS\1

All downloaded files need to be extracted to a common file structure. This can be done by selecting all .tar/.zip files at once, right clicking and selecting 'extract here'.

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To verify the integrity of the downloaded media, the DSYInsMediaCheck tool can be used. This can be found in media_name\a\0data\intel_a\DSYInsMediaCheck.exe (windows) or media_name/1/0data/linux_a64/DSYInsMediaCheck (Linux). Running it will perform the check.

All products included in the established products media (Abaqus, fe-safe, Isight, SIMULIA Execution Engine, Tosca, documentation and license server) can now be installed using the suite installer. You can run the suite installer by running 'setup.exe' in AM_SIM_Abaqus_Extend.ALLOS. The process is self-explenatory and everything is automatically installed in the correct order.

A new product is available in the 2019 installation suite. This is called EXALEAD Cloudview and it is a search engine for the HTML documentation. This new search engine is faster and more user friendly than older versions. A separate license is required though, in order to be able to use the EXALEAD Cloudview software.

 

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