Defining your analysis steps

Now that you have created your part, you can define your analysis steps. For the cantilever beam tutorial the analysis will consist of two steps:

  • An initial step, in which you will apply a boundary condition that constrains one end of the cantilever beam.

  • A general, static analysis step, in which you will apply a pressure load to the top face of the beam.

Abaqus/CAE generates the initial step automatically, but you must create the analysis step yourself. You may also request output for any steps in the analysis.

In this section:

Creating an analysis step
Requesting data output