Abaqus uses finite element methods to find complete solutions for simple to complex linear and nonlinear engineering problems.
What It Does
Abaqus has environments that allow modeling, solving, and visualizing a finite element structure. Abaqus can be used to create solid, shell, and framework models. These models can then be used for both static and dynamic stress analysis simulations.
We have 100 academic teaching licenses for Abaqus. Those licenses are on the license server named s-l010.engr.uiowa.edu
The ABAQUS teaching license does not allow exporting data in alternate formats.
The research license is on the license server license.engineering.uiowa.edu. To configure your environment to access the research license, you need to set the environment variable ABAQUSLM_LICENSE_FILE. We have written a setup script that you can source in your environment if you run Abaqus on the engineering network, or you can add the environment variable definition to your own setup script.
To source the setup script (the source command is a "dot" in a Bash shell), use the command
To define the environment variable in your own script/shell, use the command
The Abaqus config file is in C:\SIMULIA\Abaqus\6.12-1\SMA\site\abaqus_v6.env. To use the research license, copy the Abaqus config file into your working directory (the directory you run Abaqus from), and make these modifications: 1) comment out the line license_file="@s-l010..." and uncomment the line license_file="license..."; and 2) comment out the line academic=TEACHING and uncomment the line academic=RESEARCH. The correct lines are shown below.
The use of the research licenses for both Linux and Windows is summarized in this table:
|Engineering (CSS labs and CSS-managed machines)||
Linux: from the start menu go to Applications | Engineering Software | abaqus or type abaqusmenu or abaqus cae from a shell prompt. Temporary files must be stored in /var/tmp.
Windows: go to Start | All Programs | Abaqus 6.12-1 and select the appropriate command. Files must be saved locally in your home directory.
FastX from Windows or Macintosh: start Abaqus with the -mesa option as in
abaqus cae -mesa
or abaqus viewer -mesa