The ABAQUS results file is the medium through which analysis results can be carried over into other software, such as postprocessing programs. The following types of output can be written to the results file:
element output, nodal output, energy output, modal output, contact surface output, and section output (see Output to the data and results files, Section 4.1.2)
element matrix output (see Element matrix output in ABAQUS/Standard” in “Output, Section 4.1.1)
substructure matrix output (see Writing the recovery matrix, reduced stiffness matrix, mass matrix, load case vectors, and gravity vectors to a file” in “Defining substructures, Section 10.1.2)
cavity radiation viewfactor matrices (see Writing the viewfactor matrices to the results file” in “Cavity radiation, Section 32.1.1)
An ABAQUS model can be defined in terms of an assembly of part instances (see Defining an assembly, Section 2.9.1). However, the results file is not organized by part; it contains internal node and element numbers (see Output, Section 4.1.1). A map between the original numbers and part instance names and the internal numbers is written to the data file.
This chapter contains technical descriptions of the results file and is intended to be read by users or programmers who need to write programs that use the results file.
Results file output format, Section 5.1.2, describes the format of the individual records in the results file.
Accessing the results file information, Section 5.1.3, describes the subroutine calls required to read the file output, contains an example of a program written to use the ABAQUS results file, and shows how you can write (or modify) a results file using the ABAQUS file format.
Utility routines for accessing the results file, Section 5.1.4, describes the utility subroutines that can be used to access the results file.