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Interface Matlab and Abaqus

Interface Matlab and Abaqus

Interface Matlab and Abaqus


I have an .inp file from Abaqus, I was wondering if there is a way for Matlab to run this file and show the results without opening Abaqus, and if it was possible to update properties such as material properties from within Matlab

Thank you


RE: Interface Matlab and Abaqus

So, since in your enormously uninformative post I'm guessing .inp is the input data file and it is a text format. In that case you need to find out how to run abaqus solver from the command line

typically it'll be a something like

>CALL a_path/abaqus.exe <some options/switches> mynew.inp

When you've found out what that is then matlab will run the file without opening the abaqus gui, which is what you may be trying to avoid. You'll still need a license obviously. The matlab command of interest is 'dos'

As to whether you can rebuild mynew.inp around a new material properties card, obviously, yes, if it is a text file. Basically, read your file in using fopen and fgetl, expand the line to say 120 characters then edit the resulting array as necessary.


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