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Parametric study

Parametric study

Parametric study

Hello everyone,

I am new to Abaqus. I want to perform a parametric study in Abaqus. how do I do that?

RE: Parametric study

For running several jobs with simple variations in geometry I use python script. Record a macro then edit the macro file to generalize some parameter in the input so that you can easily make new models.


RE: Parametric study

Thanks corus for your suggestion. I have couple of other questions as well. Abaqus example manual has few examples on parametric study. The manual provides the .inp files and .psf files . how can I run those files in Abaqus /cae ?

RE: Parametric study

.inp files can be loaded in CAE with import model. psf files I've not heard of.


RE: Parametric study

Yes I tried to Import .inp files. It works for all the input files except for the parametrized input file. when I try to run such a file the warning displays

WARNING: The input file contains one or more data items which have been parameterized. Parameterized input files can not yet be imported into Abaqus/CAE. The problem occured while scanning input file for parameterized data. The input file will not be imported.

According to Abaqus online documents a file with the .psf extension contains Python (Lutz, 1996) instructions to generate, execute, and gather output for the parametric variations of the parametrized input file.

RE: Parametric study

"The volume of 80 elements is zero, small, or negative. Check
           coordinates or node numbering, or modify the mesh seed. In the case
           of a tetrahedron this error may indicate that all nodes are located
           very nearly in a plane. The elements have been identified in element
           set ErrElemVolSmallNegZero."

This is the error that I am getting while trying to perform the parametric study. imf anybody has any ideas please advice me

RE: Parametric study

If you use Viewer then these 80 elements are placed into a set which you can choose and highlight with the display group manager. You should be able to see where the problem lies then.


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