About transferring results between Abaqus analyses

Abaqus provides the capability to import a deformed mesh and its associated material state from Abaqus/Standard into Abaqus/Explicit and vice versa. This capability is particularly useful in manufacturing problems; for example, the entire sheet metal forming process (which requires an initial preloading, forming, and subsequent springback) can be analyzed. In this case the initial preloading can be simulated with Abaqus/Standard using a static procedure and the subsequent forming process can be simulated with Abaqus/Explicit. Finally, the springback analysis can be performed with Abaqus/Standard.

Abaqus also provides the capability to transfer desired results and model information from an Abaqus/Standard analysis to a new Abaqus/Standard analysis or from an Abaqus/Explicit analysis to a new Abaqus/Explicit analysis, where additional model definitions may be specified before the analysis is continued. For example, during an assembly process an analyst may first be interested in the local behavior of a particular component but later is concerned with the behavior of the assembled product. In this case the local behavior can first be analyzed in an Abaqus/Standard or Abaqus/Explicit analysis. Subsequently, the model information and results from this analysis can be transferred to a second Abaqus/Standard or Abaqus/Explicit analysis, where additional model definitions for the other components can be specified, and the behavior of the entire product can then be analyzed.

For this capability to work, the same maintenance release of Abaqus/Explicit and Abaqus/Standard must be run on computers that are binary compatible. In addition, transfer of model and results can only be requested from one previous analysis; transfer from multiple analyses is not supported. You should only use the import capability within the same maintenance delivery of a general release.

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