Abapy Documentation

Abaqus Python “AbaPy” contains tools to build, postprocess and plot automatic finite element simulations using Abaqus. It is divided into four parts:
  • mesh: contains finite element mesh utilities allowing building, modifying, ploting and exporting to various formats.
  • postproc: contains utilities to read in Abaqus odb files and represent history and field outputs using custom classes. These classes allow easy calculations, export, storage (using pickle/cPickle).
  • materials: contains functions to preprocess materials before finite element simulations.
  • indentation: contains all indentation dedicated tools.
  • advanced_examples: contains examples using abapy and other python packages to perform research higher level tasks.

(Source code)

  • Ludovic Charleux
  • Laurent Bizet
  • Arnaud Faivre
  • Moustapha Issack
  • Vincent Keryvin

For citation, please use the following link:


Installation can be performed in many ways, here a two:

  • The right way:
pip install git+https://github.com/lcharleux/abapy.git
  • If you are contributing to the module, you can just clone the repository:
git clone https://github.com/lcharleux/abapy.git   

And remember to add the abapy/abapy directory to your PYTHONPATH. For example, the following code can be used under Linux (in .bashrc or .profile):

export PYTHONPATH=$PYTHONPATH:yourpath/abapy 


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