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Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corp. is an engineering simulation software (CAE) vendor. Formerly known as ABAQUS Inc. and previously Hibbitt, Karlsson & Sorensen, Inc., (HKS), the company was founded in 1978 by Dr. David Hibbitt, Dr. Bengt Karlsson and Dr. Paul Sorensen, and has its headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
In October 2005, Dassault Systèmes acquired ABAQUS, Inc. and announced SIMULIA, the brand encompassing all DS simulation solutions, including Abaqus and CATIA Analysis applications. SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that improves product performance, reduces the number of physical prototypes required. Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corp. is the legal entity that encompasses the SIMULIA brand of Dassault Systèmes.
Abaqus Product Suite
The Abaqus suite consists of three core products - Abaqus/Standard, Abaqus/Explicit and Abaqus/CAE (Complete Abaqus Environment). In addition to this, recent versions of Abaqus (6.10 onwards) also contain Abaqus/CFD for computational fluid dynamic simulations. Each of these packages offers additional, optional modules that address specialized capabilities required by some customers.
Abaqus/Standard provides Abaqus analysis technology to solve traditional implicit finite element analysis, including static, dynamic, and thermal analyses, all powered with the widest range of contact and nonlinear material options. Abaqus/Standard also has optional add-on and interface products that address design sensitivity analysis, offshore engineering, and integration with third-party software, e.g. plastic injection molding analysis.
Abaqus/Explicit provides analysis technology focused on transient dynamics and quasi-static analyses using an explicit time integration, which is appropriate in many applications, such as drop tests, crushing, and manufacturing processes.
Abaqus/CAE provides a complete modeling and visualization environment for Abaqus analysis products. With direct access to CAD models, advanced meshing and visualization, and with an exclusive view towards Abaqus analysis products, Abaqus/CAE is the modeling environment of choice for many Abaqus users.
Abaqus/CFD provides advanced computational fluid dynamics capabilities with extensive support for pre- and postprocessing provided in Abaqus/CAE. These scalable parallel CFD simulation capabilities address a broad range of nonlinear coupled fluid-thermal and fluid-structural problems.
In addition to the development of the pre-existing Abaqus portfolio, DS has also developed SIMULIA V5 and V6 product suites which seeks to combine the modelling and simulations aspect into one tool.