Restarting an analysis

When you run an analysis, you can write the model definition and state to the files required for restart.

Scenarios for using the restart capability include:

Continuing an interrupted run

If an analysis is interrupted by a computer malfunction, the Abaqus restart analysis capability allows the analysis to complete as originally defined.

Continuing with additional steps

After viewing results from a successful analysis, you may decide to append steps to the load history.

Changing an analysis

Sometimes, having viewed the results of the previous analysis, you may want to restart the analysis from an intermediate point and change the remaining load history data in some manner. In addition, you may want to add additional steps to the load history if the previous analysis completed successfully.

About Output describes the process of obtaining results output from an Abaqus/Standard restart file.

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