Structural-to-structural co-simulation

Co-simulation between two structural solvers (solvers exchanging displacements and/or rotations and the conjugate fields' force and/or moments) represents a very strong physics coupling and requires special treatment at the co-simulation interface. Abaqus supports co-simulation between Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit by providing specialized interface handling. Although you can perform a structure-to-structure co-simulation between two Abaqus/Standard analyses or between two Abaqus/Explicit analyses, it is not recommended due to the lack of proper handling at the interface.

This section discusses analysis setup, execution, and limitation details specific to Abaqus/Standard to Abaqus/Explicit co-simulation.

Refer to Dynamic impact of a scooter with a bump for an example of Abaqus/Standard to Abaqus/Explicit co-simulation.

The following topics are discussed:

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About co-simulation
Preparing an Abaqus analysis for co-simulation
In Other Guides
Defining a Standard-Explicit co-simulation interaction