Written by Kewei Li
Jan 12, 2012
Updated on Nov 28, 2012
The Abaqus FEA 6.12 (Simulia, Providence, RI) has been installed and configured on the School of Engineering HPC (code name: Hornet). To use Abaqus on Hornet you will need first load the Abaqus module.
Loading Abaqus Modules
To load the Abaqus module, run this command:
module load abaqus/6.12
Then, load FORTRAN compiler if you intend to use subroutine with your simulation:
module load intelics/2012.0.032
To submit a job to Abaqus through LSF, run this command:
Abq6122 job=job-1 user=code.f cpus=2 que=standard:fslocal
where “Abq6122” is the command to invoke Abaqus FEA 6.12, “job-1” is the file name of your input file (job-1.inp), “code.f” is the file name of the user subroutine, “cpus=2” will request two CPUs to run current job and “que=standard:fslocal” will allow Abaqus to run the simulation in a local file system.
The simulation will most likely run on another compute node. The simulation result files will be copied back upon completion. To run ABAQUS in a shared file system, “que=strandard:fsshared” should be used instead.
At this time, the Abaqus script written in C++ has not been tested.