General Description

Abaqus FEA is a software suite that delivers accurate, robust, high-performance solutions for challenging nonlinear problems, large-scale linear dynamics applications, and routine design simulations. Abaqus FEA takes advantage of the latest high-performance parallel computing environments, allowing you to include details in your models previously excluded due to computing limitations.

Restricted Software: This package is generally only available to AME faculty and staff. You may request access by emailing CRCSupport@nd.edu and noting your affiliation.

Basic Usage

To run the research version of Abaqus create a file in your home directory called abaqus_v6.env with the following information:


A typical Abaqus submission script is as follows:

#$ -M afs_id@nd.edu
#$ -m abe
module load abaqus
abaqus input=40X2 job=40X2 scratch=/tmp interactive

Useful Options

To get Abaqus help:

abaqus help

To load Abaqus/CAE GUI:

abaqus cae

To check a help page of ABAQUS licensing status:

abaqus licensing -help

To get information about the total number of available Abaqus license:

abaqus licensing r

and to obtain license usage status:

abaqus licensing ru

Number of license tokens

A minimum of 5 tokens are needed *per* job.

Cores (nodes x ppn each):

1 2 3 4 6 8 12 16 24 32 48
Tokens needed: 5 6 7 8 10 12 14 16 19 21 25

Further Information