This is a list of
software
packages that implement the
finite element method for solving
partial differential
equations or aid in the pre- and post-processing of finite
element models.
Open source
- CalculiX is an Open Source FEA project.
The solver uses a partially compatible ABAQUS
file format. The pre/post-processor generates input data for many
FEA and CFD applications [680639] Convergent Mechanical Solutions
- Code Aster: French software written
in Python and Fortran, GPL license [680640]
- DEAL.II: Differential Equations Analysis
Library using adaptive finite elements, written in C++, QPL open
source license [680641]
- DUNE, Distributed and Unified
Numerics Environment GPL Version 2
with Run-Time Exception,
written in C++ [680642]
- FEBio, Finite Elements for Biomechanics,
[680643]
- FEINS: GPL-licensed, general
FEM library (2d), solver for stationary incompressible
Navier-Stokes, linear elasticity, Poisson problem, allows shape
optimisation [680644]
- Elmer FEM solver: Open source
multiphysical simulation software developed by Finnish Ministry of
Education's CSC, written in C, C++ and Fortran [680645]
- FElt: FEM software primarily for mechanical
problems, GPL license, written in C [680646]
- FEMM : Finite Element Method Magnetics [680647]
- FEniCS Project: a LGPL-licensed
software package developed by American and European researchers
[680648]
- ForcePAD: a GPL-licensed educational
software [680649]
- freeFEM: a GPL-licensed software
[680650]
- GetDP: GPL-licensed software package
[680651]
- Hermes Project: Modular C/C++
library for rapid prototyping of space- and space-time adaptive
hp-FEM solvers. [680652]
- Impact: Dynamic Finite
Element Program Suite, for dynamic events like crashes, written in
Java, GNU license [680653]
- JFEM: 2D/3D C++ FEM codes developed for nanophotonics
by Jeffrey M. McMahon, [680654]
- libMesh: A framework for the numerical
simulation of PDEs using arbitrary unstructured discretizations on
serial and parallel platforms. Written in C++, LGPL license,
developed at The University of Texas at Austin and Technische
Universität Hamburg-Harburg. [680655]
- OOFEM: Object Oriented Finite EleMent
solver, written in C++, GPL v2 license [680656]
- OpenFEM: general purpose multi-physic
FEM environment, LGPL license
- OpenSees is an Open System for
Earthquake Engineering Simulation
- PETScFEM: General purpose, parallel,
multi-physics FEM for Computational Fluid Dynamics, based on PETSc.
Written in C++, GPL v2 license. [680657]
- SLFFEA San Le's Free Finite Element
Analysis, includes GUI, written in ANSI C, GPL license. [680658]
- Sundance: a LGPL-licensed software
package developed at Sandia National Laboratories [680659]
- TOCHNOG: Explicit/Impicit Finite Element
Program with linear/nonlinear,
elastic/hyperelastic/hypoelastic/plastic/visco, contact,thermal,
fluid capabilities, written in C++, GPL license [680660]
- Z88: FEM-software available for
Windows and Linux/UNIX, written in C, GPL license [680661]
Semi-free
The following packages free of charge only for noncommercial use,
and are hence only
semi-free
software and not
open-source
software or
free software as the
terms are usually defined:
- Kratos: Framework for
building multi-disciplinary finite element programs. Written in
C++, source code available, free for non-commercial purposes
[680662]
Commercial
- Abaqus: Franco-American software from
SIMULIA, owned by Dassault Systemes SIMULIA
- ACTRAN: Belgian software for
aeroacoustics and vibroacoustics simulations
- ADINA : See http://www.adina.com/
- Advance Design, Advance Design
web page
- ALGOR Incorporated ALGOR
- AMPS Technologies See
http://www.ampstech.com/ampstech/Asp/index.asp
- Analysis for Windows: Analysis for Windows
- ANSYS: American software
- Atila-FEA: FEA software for
piezoelectric vibroacoustic analysis mmech
- CAST3M: French software CASTEM
- CESAR-LCPC: geotechnics, tunnels,
concrete & coupled analysis www.cesar-lcpc.com
- COMSOL Multiphysics COMSOL Multiphysics Finite
Element Analysis Software
- COSMOSWorks: A SolidWorks module, owned by Dassault Systemes COSMOS
- DIANA, See http://www.tnodiana.com/
- DLUBAL : See http://www.dlubal.com/
- Dytran: owned by MSC.Software, embedded into manufacturing simulation
software Simufact.forming
- Engineer's Studio by FORUM8, Japan, also includes Maekawa concrete model
- Esi: [680663]
- EuroPlexus: French software EuroPlexus
- FEAP is a finite element analysis program from the University
of Berkeley, see FEAP
- FEBuilder, Field Precision
LLC, toolkit for building 3D finite-element applications
includes a conformal, hexahedron mesh generator and configurable
post-processor, see FEBUILDER
- Femap, Siemens PLM Software: A pre and post
processor for Windows
- FEM-Design for analysis and design of
structures FEM-Design
- FlexPDE : See
http://www.pdesolutions.com/
- Flux : American electromagnetic and thermal
FEA Magsoft
- Go-Mesh [680664]
- GTSTRUDL30
- HyperMesh, pre and post processing software. See
http://www.altair.com/
- JMAG: Japanese software Actran: Belgian Software (Acoustic)
- LISA: LISA
- LS-DYNA, LSTC - Livermore Software
Technology Corporation LSTC website
- LUSAS: UK Software LUSAS
- Marc: owned by MSC.Software, embedded into manufacturing simulation
software Simufact.forming
- MasterSeries: UK FEA software
MasterSeries
- Pro/Mechanica: A Pro/Engineer
module, owned by Parametric Technology
Corporation Pro/Mechanica
- Morfeo: Belgian software Morfeo
- Nastran: American software
- NEi Nastran: American software
NEi
Nastran
- NEi Software: American software
NEi
Software
- NISA: Indian software NISA
- Oofelie: Multiphysics CAE software
developed and commercialized by OPEN
ENGINEERING
- PAFEC: British Acoustic &
Elastohyrodynamic FEA PACSYS
- PAM: French software PAM
- PERMAS: German software PERMAS
- PZFlex: American software for wave
propagation and piezoelectric devices PZFlex
- Quickfield : Physics simulating
software [680665]
- Radioss: A linear and nonlinear solver
owned by Altair Engineering
- Range Software: Czech / Slovak
software Range Software
- RFEM : See
http://www.dlubal.com/RFEM-4xx.aspx
- SAMCEF: Belgian software SAMCEF
- Sesam:
Norwegian software from DNV, Sesam website
- SAP2000: American software
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