Opensource alternative of the Abaqus can be tried are OpenFOAM and elmer. The following steps will illustrate the installation of abaqus on CentOS7 Linux operating system. Other flavor of Linux has similar installation steps. Linux version of the software can be downloaded from the link http://ftp.cc.iitk.ac.in/unix/APPLS/LINUX/Simulation/Abaqus/. Abaqus documentation has to be installed first before installing Abaqus further.

Documentation is available at http://akash2.cc.iitk.ac.in:2080/v6.11/index.html