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  • ABAQUS - General-purpose finite element analysis (FEA) program for linear, nonlinear, explicit and multi-body dynamics problems.
  • ADINA - Finite element analysis system for the analysis of solids, structures, fluids and fluid flow with structural interactions.
  • ANSR-1 - Legacy software from 1975 for general static and dynamic analysis of nonlinear structures. Source code in FORTRAN and related reports can be downloaded from the earthquake engineering online archive maintained by University of California Berkeley.

    ANSR-1: Analysis of Nonlinear Structural Response

    Mondkar, Digambar P.; Powell, Graham H.; Riahi, Ali; Row, Dennis G.; Maison, Bruce F.; Popov, Egor P.

    Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1975,

    ANSR is a general purpose computer program for static and dynamic analysis of nonlinear structures. In it, a structure is idealized as an assemblage of discrete finite elements. Each node may possess up to six degrees of freedom. The structure mass is assumed to be lumped at the nodes. Viscous damping effects may be included, or damping proportional to mass, specified. Static loads are applied in a series of load increments, each load increment being specified as a linear combination of static force patterns. This feature permits nonproportional loads to be applied. Dynamic loading may consist of earthquake ground accelerations, time-dependent nodal loads, or prescribed initial values of nodal velocities and accelerations. The elements available are: [1] A three-dimensional truss element, which may yield in tension and yield or buckle elastically in compression. Large displacement effects may be included. [2] A two-dimensional 4-to-8 node finite element for plane stress, plane strain, and axisymmetric analysis. Large displacements may be included and the material may be specified to be isotropic linearly elastic, orthotropic linearly elastic, or isotropic elastic-perfectly plastic with the Von Mises yield function. Nonlinearities are introduced at the element level only and may be due to large displacements, large strains, and/or nonlinear materials. [3] INEL2, beam-column element which has two-dimensional stiffness and yield characteristics, may be located arbitrarily in a three-dimensional structure and is intended primarily for modeling beams. [4] INEL3, a beam-column element which has three-dimensional stiffness and yield characteristics, can be used for modeling columns in which biaxial bending effects may be important and also for structures such as elevator shafts. In INEL2 and INEL3, allowance has been made for rigid floor diaphragms by means of a "slaving" feature incorporated into the elements at the element level because ANSR-1 cannot account for slaving at the nodal level. Both elements also allow for rigid end zones and for initial element actions. [5] The inelastic brace element, INEL4, is a simplified model to describe the macrobehavior of a brace (i.e., the axial force-displacement hysteretic rule). The axial force-displacement algorithm simulates the observed behavior with nine piecewise linear zones. The orientations of the zones are defined by: member properties, control displacements, forces, and slopes. All of these properties are user selected input to the algorithm. The code is organized to permit the addition of new finite elements to the library with relative ease. The program permits the user considerable flexibility in selecting a variety of solution schemes, including step-by-step, iterative, and mixed schemes. For static analysis, a different solution scheme may be employed for each load increment. The dynamic response is computed by stepwise time integration using Newmark's beta-gamma-delta operator.
  • ANSRuop - The ANSRuop computer program is specialized structural analysis software, designed for scientific research as well as to aid practicing engineers. Its capabilities include static and dynamic, linear and non-linear analysis of structures. A wide spectrum of structures can be analysed through generalized modeling, the program is targeted towards the displacement- and deformation-based assessment of the non-linear seismic responce of reinforced concrete buildings and bridges. In this direction, the relevant rules and expressions of Eurocode 8 Part 3 as well as the Greek Code for interventions on existing structues are built into the program.
  • ANSYS - Suite of general-purpose finite element analysis programs.
  • Advanced Multi-Physical Simulation (AMPS) - Advanced Multi-Physics and general purpose FEA. Implicit and explicit solver options. Fluid flow, electrostatic and electromagnetic also available.
  • Algor - Software suite for finite element analysis, simulation and optimization methods.
  • CAL - Educational program developed to support teaching and learning of structural analysis concepts and techniques. Originally developed at the University of California, Berkeley by Professor Edward L. Wilson in 1976. The program has been used worldwide at over 100 universities.
  • COSMOSWorks - Design analysis and optimization software
  • CalculiX - Three-Dimensional Structural Finite Element Program
  • deal.II - A Finite Element Differential Equations Analysis Library

    deal.II is a C++ program library targeted at the computational solution of partial differential equations using adaptive finite elements. It uses state-of-the-art programming techniques to offer you a modern interface to the complex data structures and algorithms required.

    The main aim of deal.II is to enable rapid development of modern finite element codes, using among other aspects adaptive meshes and a wide array of tools classes often used in finite element program. Writing such programs is a non-trivial task, and successful programs tend to become very large and complex. We believe that this is best done using a program library that frees the application programmer from aspects like grid handling and refinement, handling of degrees of freedom, input of meshes and output of results in graphics formats, and the like. Also, support for several space dimensions at once is included in a way such that programs can be written independent of the space dimension without unreasonable penalties on run-time and memory consumption.

    deal.II is widely used in many academic and commercial projects. For its creation, the principal authors have received the 2007 J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. It is also part of the industry standard SPEC CPU 2006 benchmark suite used to determine the speed of computers and compilers, and comes pre-installed on the machines offered by the commercial Sun Grid program.

    deal.II emerged from work at the Numerical Methods Group at Universit�t Heidelberg, Germany, which is at the forefront of adaptive finite element methods and error estimators. Its main authors presently work at Texas A&M University and the Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig. Other contributors and several hundred users are scattered around the world.
  • FEAP - Multi-Dimensional finite element code for structural, continuum, solid mechanics, heat transfer, and coupled field simulations. Very flexible with static and dynamic time integration and steady state capabilities. Very modular with a rudimentary front and backend. Mostly in Fortran except for the backend graphics and the dynamic memory management system. This is a code for people interested in performing finite element code development research and those with particularly unusual problems that can not be handled with commercial codes.
  • FEEA 2010 SDK - Anaxsoft™ FEEA™ 2010 SDK is a comprehensive finite elements engine created specifically for the .NET Framework. It is a unique and robust system, with component-oriented architecture and small footprint, that integrates powerful structural analysis capabilities into any .NET application. FEEA™ 2010 SDK includes everything developers and engineers need to write, build, test and deploy .NET applications that depend on finite element analysis., Finite Element Analysis SDK for the .NET Framework. Use FEEA SDK to create the new generation of 32/64-bit scientific/technical .NET applications for the Windows platform.
  • FEMdesigner - Low cost finite element analysis program.
  • FEPG (Finite Element Program Generator) - System suitable for solving FE problems in various scientific and engineering fields. Users only need to input all expressions and formulae for FEM, then FEPG can automatically generates the complete source code, including element subroutines, algorithm programs, etc.
  • FElt - Finite element analysis program for linear static and dynamic structural and thermal analysis problems, including modal and spectral analysis for dynamic problems.
  • Fem2K - Low cost 3D finite element analysis program for structural and multi-physics applications with interactive graphic.
  • FlexPDE - System for solving many types of partial differential equations using the finite element method.
  • LISA - Free and affordable FEM software for linear static, thermal, eigenvalue, dynamic response and fluid analysis. Free 1300 node limit download. Includes comprehensive user manual and free technical support.
  • LS-DYNA - General purpose nonlinear finite element program.
  • MISES3 - General purpose 3D finite element package for the solution of structural and field mechanics problems, with special features for the solution of problems encountered in geo-mechanics and rock mechanics.
  • Marc - Nonlinear finite element analysis program.
  • NEiFusion - NEi Fusion combines an FEA Modeler, comprehensive pre and post processing capabilities, and Nastran solvers to create an analysis package for small and medium size companies, consultants, and any engineer who needs affordable, professional level simulation for product development, virtual testing, design validation, and quality assurance. Parts and assemblies can be analyzed for a wide spectrum of static and dynamic structural and thermal loading.

    The NEi Fusion Modeler is built on an industry proven, Windows based, fully associative, parameterized, feature based, solid modeling engine that provides a full set of advanced and powerful tools for fast, easy, intuitive, and robust model creation. A wide range of CAD data import capabilities complements the 3D modeling tools to help you build your models quickly when existing CAD files are available. NEi Fusion employs the same industry regarded NEi Nastran Solvers found in all of our analysis products. That means you can expect solutions that are accurate, precise, and reliable. Nastran assures that you achieve the best possible real world representation along with extremely fast turn around time on solutions.

    NEi Fusion post processing not only provides a wide variety images, graphs and data by which to view your simulation results but also is equipped with wide file sharing and import/export capabilities so you can easily share your FEA models and results with vendors, design partners, suppliers, customers, and other segments of your organization. An important consideration in today's highly collaborative work environment.
  • NEiNastran - Powerful, general purpose finite element analysis tool with an integrated graphical user interface and model Editor which is used to analyze linear and nonlinear stress, dynamics, and heat transfer characteristics of structures and mechanical components.
  • NEiWorks - NEiWorks provides SolidWorks users an embedded Nastran finite element analysis and simualation tool. NEiWorks has SolidWorks' Gold Product status and features the familiar SolidWorks look and feel for all menus and functions, providing seamless integration between design and analysis. NEiWorks features true geometry associativity, which means your loads, boundary conditions and even meshes are updated interactively whenever changes are made in SolidWorks. NEiWorks is equipped with NEi Nastran solvers so SolidWorks users can now use one of the most widely used and accurate FEA solutions and communicate their FEA data to the Nastran community using most standard pre- and post-processors through support of the Nastran file format.
  • OOFEM - Finite element code with object oriented architecture that operates on various platforms. Efficient and robust tool for FEM computations as well as to provide modular and extensible environment for future development. OOFEM is released under GNU General Public License (GPL).
  • PLATE - Finite element program for plate structures with special features for bridge engineering.
  • Roshaz - Aimed at solution of complex solids with realistic and advanced boundary condition simulations using either the integrated solver or a choice of several other well known solvers which can be run seamlessly within the program environment. Export/Import capabilities to major FEA codes (Abaqus, FemDesigner, Lusas, Nastran and CalculiX).
  • SLFFEA - General finite element analysis software targeted towards mechanical engineering.
  • SOFEA - Open source Matlab object oriented finite element toolkit. Includes solvers for linear transient thermal analysis and elastodynamics. The finite elements include linear and quadratic triangles, tetrahedra, quadrangles, hexahedra, and linear and quadratic segment elements.
  • SOLVIA - Finite element system for linear and nonlinear analysis of displacements, stresses and temperatures under static or dynamic conditions
  • Strand7 - Finite element analysis system for aeronautical, automotive, biomedical, civil, geotechnical, mechanical, naval architecture, structural and transportation disciplines.
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