My name is Miguel Herráez and I want to transform the finite element simulation field by using Abaqus/Scripting
Are you stuck professionally and need an impulse in your skills to have access to new opportunities?
Do you think programming and making simulations is limited to just a few “experts”? Do you think simulation softwares are complicated or hard to understand?
Do you think that you are not good enough in your work and you are afraid of not fulfilling the expectations? Does solving a problem take too many hours of your time?
Are you fed up of wasting time by looking for answers in forums, blogs, videotutorials to learn Abaqus, but you never get to the point?
Do you feel alone when trying to solve your problems because you don’t count on someone who can guide you at critical stages?
I have also gone through these situations and I would like to share with you my knowledge and experience so that you can break through those obstacles really fast
In 2013, I started a Phd on Materials Science and it was then when Abaqus crossed my path. Apparently, it was an incredibly powerful tool, countless possibilities, but mastering it was not an easy task
Although it was quite difficult at the beginning, ever since I have worked with Abaqus daily and I have developed an exclusive method to facilitate your learning
My name is Miguel Herráez, I am an industrial engineer and Phd in materials science.
From my childhood I have always wished to help everyone and to learn everyday something new to go as far as possible. That is how, a few years ago… I could even work at NASA!
When I started my Phd, I felt overwhelmed when I realized how many new things I had to master in such a short period of time. I needed to use Abaqus from the very first day, but I did not know anything about it.
I needed to learn quickly, I didn’t know where to get started and I was running out of time. I spent many days and nights reading, filtering and collecting information to get up to date.
Since that time, I have been working with Abaqus daily, for scientific purposes as well as for indutrial projects. This allowed me to develop a unique method to learn how to use Abaqus in an easy and fast way.
Thanks to this methodology, I have achieved further goals than I would have ever expected, and what is more important, I have helped other people to make it real too.
Learning Abaqus is easy, if you know the right path
Where do I get started?
Whether you are giving your first steps in Abaqus or you are already an advanced Abaqus user, in this site you will find the resources to reach and go beyond your goals
If you have any question or you are just wondering what kind of learning path suits best your needs, please fill up the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible
Where have I learnt and collaborated in my career?
Visitting researcher for scientific collaboration in the development of micromechanical models for composite materials
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Post-doctoral researcher in the Laboratoire de Mécanique et Analyse de Fiabilité (LMAF)
Collaboration in multiple industrial and scientific projects
University of West Virginia (WVU)
Development of the BSc final project on the experimental and numerical characterization of composite materials
IMDEA Materials Institute
Research assistant in the Composite Materials Group for 5 years
University Rey Juan Carlos
Lecturer in the group of Materials Science and Engineering
Polytechnic University of Madrid
Phd in Materials Science minor in mechanics of composite materials
Carlos III University of Madrid
BSc in Industrial Engineering minor in Mechanics and Structures
Extraordinary Award for Best Doctoral Thesis by Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
Who is Miguel Herraéz?
My story of dedication and passion for my profession
My name is Miguel Herráez, I am an industrial engineer and Phd in Materials Science. My expertise is focused on the field of computational mechanics simulation with Abaqus and Python
I want to show you what you need to know so that you can materialize your projects and ideas in reliable numerical simulations
When I started to work with numerical models I felt lost, often overwhelmed by the amount of information that I had to learn. However, after countless searching, studying and practising hours, I could master Abaqus and make the best ally of it. If you are reading this, you might be wondering if you will have to spend all those countless hours too, the answer is: NO
Finally, I decided to create a method to teach all these skills as fast as possible!
Time is our most valuable resource, however we often take it for granted
With the method that I have designed for you, you will not only save a lot of time during the learning stage, but you will save much more time in the development of all your models. I must admit that since I found out how to automate operations combining Abaqus and Python, I have saved thousands of hours, what not only involves the development of much more complex and sophisticated models, but above all, I have had more time to enjoy with my family, my hobbies and to build this project
How far do you want to go?
These skills opened unimaginable possibilities to me. The most astounding was to become visitting researcher at NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton, Virginia) to collaborate on a research project developing micromechanical models
Later on, upon completing my Phd I got a post-doctoral position at the Laboratory of Mechanics and Reliability Analysis (LMAF) in the Polytechnic Federal School of Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland), where my research focused on complex failure mechanisms of carbon fiber reinforced laminates
Finally, after all these experiences I made the decision to promote learning of these techniques and tools to everyone who may be interested: from pregrad students, up to experienced professionals looking for complementary skills. This is how this project was born with which I expect I can help all the people who need it