Simulation of high-speed highly nonlinear dynamic processes
Abaqus/Explicit enables the simulation of brief transient dynamic events, such as drop testing or ballistic events with finite element analysis.
/Explicit is a product for conducting non-linear, transient, dynamic finite element analysis of solids and structures using explicit time integration, which is particularly well suited for simulating short-term transient dynamic events, such as researches of the effects of falling electronic devices, automotive crashworthiness or ballistic impacts.
Powerful contact analysis capabilities of /Explicit, as well as its robustness and computational efficiency on large models, make this product extremely effective for solving quasi-static problems (including discontinuous non-linear behavior), such as hot metal rolling or the slow destruction of energy-absorbing devices. /Explicit is specifically designed for production environments, so ease of use, reliability and efficiency are key to its architecture and is supported in the Abaqus/CAE simulation environment (pre- and post-processing).
The results obtained at any stage of the calculation execution can be transferred as initial conditions between Abaqus/Explicit and Abaqus/Standard. Due to this integration, each of the tools can be used in one or another part of the analysis: Abaqus/Explicit – high-speed, non-linear, transient response; Abaqus/Standard – an implicit solution method such as static, low-speed dynamic, or steady-state transport analysis.
Finite element analysis software that can perform a wide range of structural mechanics analyzes
- Dynamic Analysis — perform dynamic analysis to simulate the response of structures subjected to time-dependent loads;
- Impact analysis — simulate the response of structures to impact loads, such as those caused by collisions or explosions;
- Impact analysis — simulate the reaction of structures to compressive loads, for example, during car accidents;
- Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis — simulate the interaction between fluid and structures, such as the behavior of a ship on waves or a dam exposed to flowing water;
- Explosive analysis — modeling the reaction of structures to explosive loads, for example, during terrorist attacks or industrial accidents;
- Seismic analysis — modeling the response of structures to seismic loads, such as earthquakes or ground vibrations;
- Thermal analysis — modeling the response of structures to temperature changes, for example, in industrial furnaces or nuclear reactors;
- Multiphysics analysis — simulation of the interaction between several physical phenomena, such as thermal and structural behavior or fluid and structural behavior;
- High Strain Rate Analysis — simulate the response of materials subjected to high strain rates, such as in metal forming processes;
- Failure Analysis — modeling the behavior of materials and structures under failure conditions such as failure or buckling.