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ABAQUS Tutorial 2

ABAQUS Tutorial 2

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1. Double click the ABAQUS icon on your desktop. A window with a black background
should appear.

2. In the Abaqus Command window, change directories to ABAQUS\tutorial.

3. In the Abaqus Command window, type

Your Prompt > abaqus [return]
Identifier: tutorial [return]
User routine file: [return]

(The identifier should always be the name of the .inp file, without the .inp extension. The
user routine file will always be blank in anything we run in this course. It is needed only
when you start to write your own subroutines to run within ABAQUS). This starts the
ABAQUS program running. Note that the program runs in the background, so although the
prompt comes right back in the ABAQUS window, this does not mean the program has
finished. Note also that some special computations (e.g. using the *SYMMETRIC MODEL
GENERATION key) will cause ABAQUS to ask you some more questions during
execution.

4. Using explorer, or by opening a directory window, examine the files in the directory
tutorial.
(Click here if you don’t know how to do this). You should see the following files:

tutorial.inp
tutorial.dat
tutorial.log
tutorial.res
tutorial.bat
tutorial.sta
tutorial.msg
tutorial.fil

Fortunately, you can happily ignore most of these files. The only ones you need to look at
are tutorial.log, tutorial.sta, tutorial.msg and tutorial.dat. We will also use tutorial.res
and tutorial.fil later.

5. Open the file called tutorial.log with a text editor. You will see some information about
the time it took to for ABAQUS to complete execution. You should also see that the file
ends with

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ABAQUS JOB tutorial COMPLETED

This means that ABAQUS is done and you can safely look at the results.

6. Open the file called tutorial.sta with a text editor. You will see columns of numbers,
headed by

SUMMARY OF JOB INFORMATION:
STEP INC ATT SEVERE EQUIL TOTAL TOTAL STEP INC OF DOF IF

DISCON ITERS ITERS TIME/ TIME/LPF TIME/LPF MONITOR RIKS
ITERS FREQ

This file is continuously updated by ABAQUS as it runs, and tells you how much of the
computation has been completed. You can monitor this file while ABAQUS is running. We
will discuss the meaning of data in this file in more detail later.

7. Open the file called tutorial.dat. This file contains all kinds of information about the
computations that ABAQUS has done. In particular, if ABAQUS encounters any problems
during the computation, error and warning messages will be written to this file. You should
first check the end of the file to see if the computation was successful. If the program ran
successfully, you should see a message saying

ANALYSIS COMPLETE

WITH 7 WARNING MESSAGES ON THE MSG FILE

JOB TIME SUMMARY

USER TIME (SEC) = 20.000
SYSTEM TIME (SEC) = 3.0000
TOTAL CPU TIME (SEC) = 23.000
WALLCLOCK TIME (SEC) = 36

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The times listed above may differ on your computer, depending on the speed of the
processor and the memory available. The warning message is a bit scary, but is actually
nothing to worry about. We’ll see why it appears later.

You can explore the rest of this file to see what else is there. MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE
THE FILE BY EXITING THE TEXT EDITOR BEFORE PROCEEDING.

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