Abaqus FEA (Network License)

Software Information

Abaqus Finite Element Application (FEA) software provides solutions for non-linear problems, large-scale linear dynamics applications and routine design simulations.

Available To:

Note: Your primary affiliation as listed in the Tufts White Pages must be Faculty, Staff, or Student.

Arts & Sciences
Central Administration
Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts School of Dental Medicine
Tufts School of Medicine
  • Licenses may be installed on Tufts-owned or leased computers that are actively connected to the Tufts network either locally or via Tufts' Network Connect.
  • Installation of Abaqus software on personally-owned faculty, staff, and student computers is permitted provided the installation is performed by a member of the university’s desktop support staff.
  • Abaqus may be used for funded research provided that the results of such research are not proprietary.
  • Tufts' Abaqus FEA licenses are limited, shared licenses and not a site license.  If no licenses are available at a particular time, it may be necessary to try again later.
Operating System: 
Benefits & Features: 

Abacus FEA, a suite of analysis and simulation applications, has been licensed for use on Tufts-owned computers. This term license is renewed by the university annually. Network concurrent licenses may be accessed from a university desktop/laptop or from a High Performance Research Cluster account.

Modules that are available include:

  • Abaqus/CAE (Complete Abaqus Environment) - a software application used for the modeling and analysis of mechanical components and assemblies (pre-processing) and for visualizing the finite element analysis result.
  • Abaqus/Standard - a general-purpose Finite-Element analyzer.
  • Abaqus/Explicit - a special-purpose Finite-Element analyzer.
  • Abaqus/CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) - a software application providing advanced computational fluid dynamics capabilities.
  • Abaqus Topology Optimization Module (ATOM) - used to perform topology and shape optimization for single parts and assemblies.
  • Abaqus fe-safe - an Abaqus post-processor used to predict fatigue life.
Obtain Software: 
For Desktop Use

Request installation of the Network License Abacus FEA software package on your desktop or laptop by calling 617-627-3376 or emailing it@tufts.edu.

For High Performance Research Cluster (“HPC”) Use

    1. Request a cluster account by going to http://research.uit.tufts.edu and completing and submitting a short application form.
    2. Place a request by calling 617-627-3376 or emailing it@tufts.edu for an assessment of whether or not your computer’s display meets Abacus FEA support requirements.  On occasion, the TTS Service Desk may need to make configuration changes for compatibility.

General information about using Tufts University’s High Performance Research Cluster can be found at http://go.tufts.edu/cluster.