Finite element analysis software update

Dassault Systèmes has released Abaqus 6.8 Extended Functionality (6.8-EF), FEA software suite from SIMULIA.

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Dassault Systèmes (Paris, France; Providence, R.I.) has released Abaqus 6.8 Extended Functionality (6.8-EF), its finite element analysis (FEA) software suite from SIMULIA. The new release includes new and improved capabilities in general contact, the modeling of spot welds, fasteners, and elastomeric foams and computational performance. The new general contact implementation offers a simplified and automated method for defining contact interactions. New modeling techniques for spot welds and fasteners allow users to create attachment points that follow a model edge or conform to a regular pattern. A selective subcycling feature improves model performance by enabling larger mesh densities in areas undergoing large strains, such as in the analysis of ship structures or land vehicles subjected to impact.