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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 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:


To run the teaching version change RESEARCH to TEACHING.


A typical Abaqus submission script is as follows:

#$ -M
#$ -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