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4.12.2 ABAQUS Files

Select ABAQUS under File Type and choose the surface(s) for which you want to write data in the Surfaces list. If no surfaces are selected, the entire domain is exported.

When the Energy Equation is enabled under the Define/Models/Energy... menu option, you can choose the loads to be written based on the kind of finite element analysis you intend to undertake. By selecting Structural in the Analysis list, you can select the following Structural Loads: Force, Pressure, and Temperature. By selecting Thermal in the Analysis list, you can select the following Thermal Loads: Temperature, Heat Flux, and Heat Trans Coeff. Note the following limitations with these loads:

You also have the option of exporting data at specified intervals during the calculation through the Solver/Execute Commands... menu option. See Section  4.12.18 for the complete details.

Click the Write... button to save the file, using the Select File dialog box. The exported file format of ABAQUS ( file.inp) contains coordinates, connectivity, zone groups, and optional loads.

Export of data to ABAQUS is valid only for solid zones or for those surfaces that lie at the intersection of solid zones. Temperature data is exported for the whole domain.

file/export/abaqus file name list-of-surfaces () yes|no yes|no


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