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How to Run ABAQUS

Input

You can use any text editor to make the appropriate input files for ABAQUS. The ABAQUS input file name must end with the extension .inp

How to Run ABAQUS in Batch

Before you can run your input (.inp) file, you must make an ABAQUS command (.com) file. To make a .com file, at the shell prompt, enter:

abaqus job=jobName input=inputFileName queue=compile

Replace jobName with your job name and inputFileName with the name of your input file. Do not include the .inp extension.

How to Run ABAQUS from the UCLA Grid Portal

See How to Run an Application from the UCLA Grid Portal

How to Run ABAQUS from the Cluster Login Node using the Queue Scripts

The easiest way to run ABAQUS in batch from the login node is to use the queue scripts. See Running a Batch Job for a discussion of the queue scripts and how they are used.

The following queue scripts are available for ABAQUS:

abaqus.q
Asks you whether you want to run in parallel or serial.
abaqus.q.parallel
Runs in parallel.
abaqus.q.serial
Runs in serial.

To Run ABAQUS from the Cluster Login Node Using UGE Commands

See Running a Batch Job for guidelines to follow to create the required UGE command file. Alternatively, you could create an UGE command file with one of the queue scripts listed above. After saving the command file, you can modify it if necessary. See Commonly-Used UGE Commands for a list of the most commonly used UGE commands.

How to Run ABAQUS Interactively

How to Run ABAQUS Interactively from the UCLA Grid Portal

See How to Run an Application from the UCLA Grid Portal

How to Run ABAQUS Interactively from the Cluster Login Node

To run ABAQUS/CAE interactively you must first connect to the cluster login node with X11 forwarding enabled. Enter:

abaqus cae

To run ABAQUS without its GUI interface, enter:

abaqus job=jobName input=inputFileName

Replace jobName with your job name and inputFileName with the name of your input file. Do not include the .inp extension.

ABAQUS Documentation

ABAQUS documentation is not available on the web. It is available online through the cluster’s ABAQUS documentation server.

To view the documentation, enter:

abaqus doc

For a list of options, enter:

abaqus help

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