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Getting Started with Abaqus - Workbook 0: User Interface and Modeling Overview - available on the Kindle.

Starting off with the finite element method is rarely easy. Neither is starting with Abaqus. Put the 2 together, and what can you do?

What you should do is check out the Getting Started With Abaqus series.

The first of the richly-illustrated Workbooks will help you build your first Abaqus model using Abaqus/CAE - explaining each step so that you can go further on your own.

Areas covered include

  • a review of technical terms such as tensile strength and proof stress
  • how to start Abaqus/CAE and set your working folder
  • retrieving and creating models
  • the logical structure of the modules and modeling contexts
  • an introduction to the sketcher and feature-based modeling
  • the recommended workflow - from geometry to solution
  • the job manager

The set of Workbooks cover many of the tasks mechanical engineers are faced with - click here for more on the set, which is designed for engineers faced with learning Abaqus on their own.

Looking for the models referred to in the Workbook? Click here to see all the models. For this Workbook, of course, you'll only need the first 2.


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