Engineering

Users sometimes find that their jobs take longer than the maximaum runtime permitted by the scheduler to complete. Providing that your model does not automatically re-mesh (for example, after a fracture), you may be able to make use of Abaqus’ built-in checkpointing function.

This will create a restart file (.res file extension) from which a job that is killed can be restarted.

1. Activate the restart feature by adding the line:
*restart, write

at the top of your input file and run your job as normal. It should produce a restart file with a .res file extension.

1. Run the restart analysis with

abaqus job=jobName oldjob=oldjobName ...

where oldJobName is the initial input file and newJobName is a file which contains only the line:

*restart, read

Example:

INPUT: dynam.inp

JOB SCRIPT: job.sh

INPUT FOR RESTART: dynamr.inp

• doku/cfd.txt