List of finite element software packages


List of finite element software packages

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 [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 at Sandia 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 from SIMULIA, owned by Dassault Systemes [http://www.simulia.com/ SIMULIA]
* CAST3M: French software [http://www-cast3m.cea.fr CASTEM]
* COMSOL Multiphysics
* COSMOSWorks, SolidWorks
* CosmosWorks : Franco-American software from SolidWorks, owned by Dassault 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 software Actran: 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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