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FEA Software

LISA LISA can be used for linear static, modal vibration, dynamic response, buckling, steady/transient heat flow, acoustic, steady fluid flow, DC current, electrostatics and magnetostatics. STEP, IGS, STL, CAD models can be automeshed. Mesh templates for pressure vessel components. The program is very easy to use and the extensively documented user manuals explains the how's and why's of everything fea in simple english. Easily the first choice for new entrants to FEA. 1300 node limit. Screenshot Created by Sonnenhof Holdings Operating System: Windows Open source free explicit FE solver for high velocity & large deformation analyses such as car crashes, press operations etc. Screen Shot Operating System: Windows Specialized elements to represent biological tissues such as tendons, muscles, basically any tissue that contain fibers. FEBio is a solver for biomechanical applications and is completely free. Also available are stand alone pre- & post-processor programs that work with FEBio. Screen Shot Created by MRL at the University of Utah Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux Structural analysis shareware for 3D plate and beam type structures. The structure may be solved for displacements and loads under external loading conditions, vibration mode shapes, and vibration

Impact

FEBio

CADRE

frequencies. The maximum model size of the free versions are restricted. Created by CADRE Analytic Inc . Operating System: Windows QuickField For 2D Analysis of DC Magnetics, AC Magnetics, Electrostatics, Current flow, Heat transfer and Stress analysis. The maximum node limit is 500. Screen-Shot Created by Tera Analysis Ltd Operating System: Windows A free FEA software for magnetic field analysis. Can be used for 2D planar & axisymmetric problems. Constrained Delaunay triangulation auto-mesher. Screen-Shot Created by D.Meeker Operating System: Windows A free finite element software for linear static, non-linear geometric static, steady thermal and natural frequency analysis. Screen Shot. Created by Dr. Frank Operating System: Windows & Linux Great choice for AutoCAD users moving into FEA, especially since there is no limitation on the maximum number of nodes. It does require you to have AutoCAD on your computer as it's an AutoCAD add-on. This is a lite version of their commerical product offering static, frequency, buckling & thermal analysis. As it is a free version, the following are the restrictions - only one solid object can be analysed at a time; for frequency analysis, only the first natural frequency is solved and for thermal analysis, only convection and fixed temperature boundary conditions can be applied. Screen Shot Created by AutoFEM Software JSC Operating System: Windows

FEMM

Z88

AutoFEM Lite

FesaWin

Linear stress analysis with rod, beam, membrane & plate elements. Node limit is 200. Screen-Shot Created by ORCA Offshore Operating System: Windows Ram Series for 2D & 3D structural analyses. Powered by the GiD pre/post-processor. Max no. of elements 300. Screen-Shot Created by Compass Ingeniera y sistemas Operating System: Windows, Linux This is not a stand-alone FEA software, but is a solver that has to be used with other Pre/Post - processors such as FEMAP, PATRAN, I-DEAS, NASTRAN. The solver can be used for static analysis, modal analysis, elastic buckling, substructuring, transient response, frequency response, random vibrations, aeroelastic response. It is a sparse linear matrix solver, sparse Lancos eigenvalue solver. Automatically eliminates local singularities, etc. Created by Dr. Zoran Rudic Operating System: Windows Free FEA and open source. Linear & non-linear static/dynamic, thermal & fluid analysis. You will need to compile the code for your machine. Software is in French. Created by EDF Operating System: Linux, Solaris and IRIX 64 bits A DVD image of Linux & Code Aster which must be burnt as a bootable DVD. No installation required, simply boot-up from the DVD to have a version of Linux on your normal computer and Code Aster will be ready to run on your computer, it also uses the Salome open source pre & post-processor. Non-linear thermomechanics, coupled fluid-structure dynamics, sismic / non-linear explicit dynamics, contact and visco-plasticity

Ram-Series

UNA

Code_Aster

CAELinux

simulation. Created by Joel Cugnoni Operating System: Linux SLFFEA Free and open source. Linear static analysis. Screen Shot . Created by San Le Operating System: Unix, Linux Free FEA system, part of the open source movement. Linear & non-linear static & dynamic analysis, uses only 3D tetrahedron & hexahedral elements. Hyperelastic, plastic & user defined materials. Creep analysis. Screen Shot. Created by Guido Dhondt & Klaus Wittig Operating System: Linux, Irix A free command prompt windows version is available at Convergent Mechanical Solutions. Multi-physics FEA software - linear, non-linear structural, thermal, seepage & dynamic analysis. Assembly and solution of finite element equations can be simulated interactively and graphically so that the process of finite element analysis can be visually inspected and explored. 1000 node limit. Screen Shot. Created by Intuition Software Operating System: Windows, Mac Can be used to solve of linear static, heat transfer with or without fluid flow CFD, vibration, porous media flow, electrostatics, magnetostatics, acoustics, wave propagation. The free version is limited to a maximum of 1000 nodes. Screen Shot. Created by Tomas Soltys Operating System: Windows & Linux Light FEA application for analysis of 2D and 3D frames and trusses.

CALCULIX

VisualFEA

Range

Analysis for Windows

Screen Shot. Created by Cuylaerts Engineering Operating System: Windows CAEPipe Tool for analyzing statically and dynamically the effects of weight, temperature, pressure, earthquake, time varying and harmonic loads, pumps, turbines, in piping systems. Checks for compliance with piping codes (ASME, B31, British, Canadian, Swedish and guidelines WRC, NEMA, API). Free version limited to 20 components. Screen Shot. Created by SST Systems, Inc Operating System: Windows Software for structural designers of frames and/or surface structures. Limited to 40 line elements and 400 surface elements, 20 Load Cases, and 10 Mode Shapes. Screen Shot. Created by InterCAD Kft Operating System: Windows

AixsVM

Optimization Software Operating System: Windows


IOSO NS Using IOSO NS, you can quickly and efficiently solve non-linear parametric optimization problem with dimensionality up to 5 independent variables and 5 functional inequality constraints. Family of IOSO NS versions utilizes set of heuristic self-organizing optimization algorithms. These algorithms are based on usage of owner-developed approximation technology. At every iteration of search for optimum response surfaces are being built for objective and constrained parameters, then these response surfaces are being optimized. Thus, the number of direct calls to mathematical model

is minimized, and time expenditures for problem solution are also minimal. Using approximation technology makes it possible to solve successfully problems with complex topology of objective and constraints. Unlike the gradient methods, IOSO NS works robustly with discontinuous, non-differentiatable, noised and locally incomputable objectives and constraints. Screen Shot Created by - IOSO Technology Center Operating System: Windows ReSHAPE ReSHAPE performs optimisation on linear static FE models using direct analytical sensitivities. Can optimise for multiple objectives of modal, displacement, stress, force, reaction, volume/area/mass and any combination of these. Fully functional download, but limited to 350 elements. Created by - ADVEA Corp Operating System: Windows, Linux

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