Abaqus Guide

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Getting Started with Abaqus on HORNET

Written by Kewei Li

Jan 12, 2012


The Abaqus FEA 6.11 (Simulia, Vélizy-Villacoublay, France) has been installed and configured on the new School of Engineering HPC (code name: Hornet) recently. To use Abaqus on Hornet you will need first load the Abaqus module using this command:

 module load abaqus/6.11

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:

 abaqus job=job-1 user=code.f cpus=2 que=normal:fslocal

where “abaqus” is the command to use Abaqus FEA 6.11, “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=normal: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 use shared file system, set que=normal:fsshared.

Note: At this time, the Abaqus user subroutine written in C++ has not been tested.

If you have any questions or problems, please create a ticket at https://ets.engr.uconn.edu/helpdesk/support/createticket