- List of finite element software packages
This is a list of software packages that implement the

finite element method for solvingpartial 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 [*http://www.calculix.de/*] [*http://bConverged.com/calculix*]

*Code Aster : French software [*http://www.code-aster.org Aster*]

*DEAL.II : a Open Source licensed software package [*http://www.dealii.org/*]

* DUNE, Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment GPL Version 2 with Run-Time Exception

*Elmer FEM solver : [*http://www.csc.fi/elmer*]

*FEniCS Project : a LGPL-licensed software package developed by American and European researchers [*http://www.fenics.org/*]

*FElt : free open source FEM software system http://felt.sourceforge.net/]

*freeFEM : a GPL-licensed software [*http://www.freefem.org/ freefem.org*]

*GetDP : GPL-licensed software package [*http://www.geuz.org/getdp/*]

*Hermes Project : Modular C/C++ library for rapid prototyping of space- and space-time adaptive hp-FEM solvers. [*http://spilka.math.unr.edu*]

* Impact: [*http://impact.sourceforge.net/*]

*OOFEM : a free, object oriented, general purpose FEM code [*http://www.oofem.org*]

*PETScFEM : [*http://www.cimec.org.ar/twiki/bin/view/Cimec/PETScFEM*]

* [*http://slffea.sourceforge.net/ SLFFEA*]

* Sundance: a LGPL-licensed software package developed atSandia National Laboratories [*http://software.sandia.gov/sundance/*]

* Z88: [*http://z88.org/*]**Commercial*** ADINA R&D, Inc. See http://www.adina.com/

*Advance Design , [*http://www.graitec.com/en/ad.asp Advance Design web page*]

*ALGOR Incorporated

*ACTRAN : Belgian software for aeroacoustics and vibroacoustics simulations

*ANSYS : American software

*Abaqus : Franco-American software fromSIMULIA , owned byDassault Systemes [*http://www.simulia.com/ SIMULIA*]

*CAST3M : French software [*http://www-cast3m.cea.fr CASTEM*]

*COMSOL Multiphysics

*COSMOSWorks ,SolidWorks

*CosmosWorks : Franco-American software fromSolidWorks , owned byDassault Systemes [*http://www.cosmosm.com/ COSMOS*]

*Esi : [*http://www.esi-group.com/*]

*EuroPlexus : French software [*http://europlexus.jrc.it EuroPlexus*]

*Femap ,Siemens PLM Software : A pre and post processor for Windows

*GTSTRUDL30

*Go-Mesh [*http://we.go-mesh.it*]

* HyperMesh, pre and post processing software. See http://www.altair.com/

*JMAG : Japanese softwareActran : Belgian Software (Acoustic)

* LISA: [*http://www.lisa-fet.com LISA*]

*LS-DYNA , LSTC - Livermore Software Technology Corporation

*MARC

*Morfeo : Belgian software [*http://www.cenaero.be Morfeo*]

*Nastran : American software

*NISA : Indian software [*http://www.cranessoftware.com NISA*]

*PAM : French software [*http://www.esi-group.com/SimulationSoftware/ PAM*]

*PERMAS : German software [*http://www.intes.de PERMAS*]

*Radioss : French software

*Range Software : Czech / Slovak software [*http://www.range-software.com Range Software*]

*SAMCEF : Belgian software [*http://www.samcef.com SAMCEF*]

*STRAND7 Pty. Ltd.

*SYSTUS : French software

*SYSWELD : French software

* VisualAnalysis: Practical civil/structural software from [*http://www.iesweb.com IES Inc.*] .**External link*** [

*http://homepage.usask.ca/~ijm451/finite/fe_resources/node139.html Public Domain FE Programs*] listed by [*http://homepage.usask.ca/~ijm451/ Ian MacPhedran*]

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