Modeling Software

Core Modeling Software

Abaqus FEA (formerly ABAQUS)

Abaqus/Standard employs solution technology ideal for static and low-speed dynamic events where highly accurate stress solutions are critically important. Within a single simulation, it is possible to analyze a model both in the time and frequency domain.

Abaqus/Explicit is a finite element analysis product that is particularly well-suited to simulate brief transient dynamic events such as consumer electronics drop testing, automotive crashworthiness, and ballistic impact. The ability of Abaqus/Explicit to effectively handle severely nonlinear behavior such as contact makes it very attractive for the simulation of many quasi-static events, such as rolling of hot metal and slow crushing of energy absorbing devices.


DREAM.3D is an open source, cross-platform and modular software package that allows users to reconstruct, instantiate, quantify, mesh, handle and visualize multidimensional, multimodal data. The core software package has many major functionalities, including:

– Import a series of Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) data files (either TSL .ang or HKL .ctf) or images (.bmp, .jpeg, .tif or .png) as a 3D volume and export the data packed into a single HDF5 data file in order to reduce data size and clutter

– Alignment, cleaning, reconstruction, segmentation and analysis of imported data

– Statistics, either synthetically created or from real data, can be used to generate a statistically equivelent material structure

– Reconstructed and synthetic volumes can be surfaced meshed to allow export into FEM or other simulations

The above-mentioned items represent only a subset of the specific capabilities of DREAM.3D. In general, DREAM.3D can be considered a generic tool for processing multidimensional, multimodal data. While DREAM.3D was originally designed to analyze microstructure data, the development of an abstract and powerful data structure allows for analysis of not just generic materials data, but also multidimensional data in general.