SIMULIA Training
& Certification

Training

LaunchTech provides training in a physical or virtual classroom. It enables learners to engage in one-on-one interaction with instructors and other learners. From demonstrations to hands-on workshops, classes provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Introduction to ABAQUS

This course is an introduction to the modeling and analysis capabilities of ABAQUS FEA. We teach you how to solve linear and nonlinear problems, submit and monitor analysis jobs and view simulation results.



Prerequisite:

None


Duration:

4 Days



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Modeling Contact with ABAQUS FEA/Standard

Define general contact and contact pairs Define appropriate surfaces (rigid or deformable), Model frictional contact, Model large sliding between deformable bodies, Resolve overclosures in interference fit problems.



Prerequisite:

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus/Standard


Duration:

2 Days



Obtaining a Converged Solution with ABAQUS FEA

Obtaining converged solutions for highly nonlinear simulations can sometimes be challenging. Difficulties can arise, especially in simulations involving contact, complicated material models and geometrically unstable behavior. Many years of practical experience in understanding and resolving convergence issues have been condensed into this course.



Prerequisite:

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus


Duration:

2 Days



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Modeling Contact and Resolving Convergence with ABAQUS FEA

This 3-day course provides an in-depth discussion on solving non-linear problems in ABAQUS FEA/Standard with an emphasis on modeling and convergence-related issues for contact. Engineers at ABAQUS FEA have developed many techniques and guidelines for solving challenging contact problems.

Convergence issues related to complicated material models and geometrically unstable behavior are also covered. Many years of practical experience in understanding and resolving convergence issues have been condensed into this course



Prerequisite:

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus


Duration:

3 Days



Fitness-for-Service Analysis with ABAQUS FEA

Pressure vessels and piping equipment are periodically assessed based on guidelines prescribed by documents such as ASME/API-579 Fitness-for-Service (FFS).

Finite element based Level – 3 assessments are often utilized for assessing equipment with complex geometries and loading conditions. The course discusses methods for modeling common pressure vessels such as distillation towers, storage vessels, etc. using ABAQUS FEA/CAE.

Methods for application and verification of loads such as weight of contents, internal pressure, etc. using ABAQUS FEA/Standard, as required for Level-3 FFS assessments are also discussed. Procedures for analyzing metal loss using the finite element method by mapping thickness readings from scans are also discussed.



Prerequisite:

None


Duration:

2 Days



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Analysis of Composite Materials with ABAQUS FEA

Composite materials are used in many design applications because of their high stiffness-to-weight ratios. This seminar shows you how to use ABAQUS FEA effectively to model composite materials.



Prerequisite:

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus/Standard


Duration:

3 Days



ABAQUS FEA for Offshore Analysis

The offshore oil and gas industry has some unique analysis challenges. Complex loading conditions, often highly nonlinear stress states and extensive contact requires advanced FEA software and experienced analysts to be successful.

This course was designed by SIMULIA UK in support of their offshore customers to provide them a more in-depth, industry-specific training. The workshops in this course are completely new and were developed from customer applications.



Prerequisite:

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus/Standard


Duration:

2 Days



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Analysis of Geotechnical Problems with ABAQUS FEA

Participants are given an overview of modeling geotechnical problems. Experimental testing and how it relates to the calibration of constitutive models for geotechnical materials is reviewed. The seminar teaches users how to use and calibrate the different geotechnical material constitutive models available in ABAQUS FEA and discusses the limitations of these models.

The coupling between fluid flow and stress/deformation in the analysis of porous media is also considered. Modeling issues related to geotechnical problems are addressed and numerous illustrative examples are examined



Prerequisite:

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus/Standard


Duration:

2 Days



Writing User Subroutine with ABAQUS FEA

The user subroutines in ABAQUS FEA allow the program to be customized for particular applications.

User subroutine UMAT in ABAQUS FEA/Standard and user subroutine VUMAT in ABAQUS FEA/Explicit allow constitutive models to be added to the program, while user subroutine UEL in ABAQUS FEA/Standard and VUEL in ABAQUS FEA/Explicit allow the creation of user-defined elements.



Prerequisite:

A working knowledge of the finite element method and programming in either Fortran or C


Duration:

2 Days



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Introduction to ISIGHT

ISIGHT is a Process Integration and Design Optimization ( PIDO ) software framework, which enables various applications to be easily integrated.

With ISIGHT you can create flexible simulation process flows to automate the exploration of design alternatives and identification of optimal performance parameters. This course comprehensively covers the Design and Runtime Gateways along with several fundamental components, exposing users to the ways in which a workflow can be built in ISIGHT and the ways in which the design space can be explored.



Prerequisite:

None


Duration:

2 Days



Introduction to fe-safe

In this practical introduction to fe-safe you will learn how to set up and run various fatigue analyses using fe-safe. The course includes many hands-on tutorials and practical examples.



Prerequisite:

None


Duration:

2 Days



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Non-Parametric Optimization in ABAQUS FEA and Tosca

When used in combination with finite element analyses, non-parametric optimization techniques can help you refine your designs and produce lightweight, strong and durable components. In addition, using structural optimization techniques can significantly reduce the number of design iterations required during a product development process. This leads to huge savings in tooling costs and vastly reduces the time to market for the product.

The objective of this seminar is to introduce users to the non-parametric optimization capabilities available in “Tosca for ABAQUS FEA.” An easy to use interface native to ABAQUS FEA/CAE is available for the setup, execution, monitoring and postprocessing of topology, shape and sizing optimization problems. In combination with ABAQUS FEA analysis products, Tosca for ABAQUS FEA offers an unparalleled structural optimization capability for highly nonlinear problems.



Prerequisite:

Basic knowledge of Tosca Structure and Abaqus/CAE


Duration:

2 Days



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SIMULIA ABAQUS FEA Certification

Top employers in the industry are looking for skilled students & individuals certified on 3DS solutions to unleash the power of 3DS tools. SIMULIA ABAQUS FEA Certification validates that you have the skills and knowledge needed to unleash the power of ABAQUS FEA tools.


Earning our SIMULIA ABAQUS FEA certification helps you stand out among your peers and be part of our growing community of certified users.


As a Certified SIMULIA ABAQUS FEA Associate, you demonstrate that you have achieved a robust level of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of SIMULIA ABAQUS FEA simulation techniques.

EXAM DETAILS

Abaqus:

6.14, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019


Duration:

3 hours


Language:

Chinese, English, French


Target audience:

Engineering graduate students (Master, PhD) and other Abaqus industry end-users with at least 3 to 6 months experience using Abaqus


Skill Tested:

  • Manage both linear and nonlinear static analyses using beams, continuum elements and shell elements. Only geometric and plasticity nonlinearities are considered.

  • Manage various loading, boundary conditions and unit issues. May involve constraints such as “Rigid Body” and/or «Tie constraints»

  • Investigate different output variables: displacements, reaction forces, averaged and non-averaged stresses and strains expressed as a function of the time increment. May involve local coordinate systems.

Recommended preparation course:

Introduction to Abaqus


Exam description:

This exam includes several problem sets focusing on modeling and post-processing of basic to intermediate structures. it includes also multiple-choice questions on Abaqus knowledge.


Topics converged:

  • Working with beam, shell and solid continuum elements
  • Defining static linear and nonlinear analysis study
  • Applying loads and boundary conditions
  • Understanding results
  • Knowledge of element library, contact interaction algorithms, metal plasticity, multistep