Multiphysics Simulation in Abaqus
The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite has significant capabilities that are used to solve multiphysics problems.
Various physical disciplines such as mechanics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism are closely related. Taking into account the interaction between many physical phenomena and the transformation of energy from one form to another is extremely important both at the design stage and at the production stages.
For example, to design efficient and safe lithium-ion batteries, consideration must be given to electrochemical behavior, thermal runaway, electrolyte fluid dynamics, structural deformation, and swelling. During production, multi-physics effects also need to be controlled, whether it be plastic flow during injection molding or moisture buildup during electronics assembly.
The Abaqus Unified FEA suite of products has significant capabilities (listed below) for solving multiphysics problems. These features are integrated as core features of Abaqus and are widely used in product design.