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Department of Civil Engineering
CIVL 7117 - FEM Resources
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Class Software

SAP2000 V7.4 - Educational version of SAP2000 discussed in class - file in *.zip format

A SAP2000 Tutorial for Truss Structures - A simple tutorial on how to model a two-dimensional truss structure in SAP 2000.

SAP2000 Home Page - For over 35 years, Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI), has been the leader in the development of innovative numerical methods and software for Structural & Earthquake Engineering.  Today, with thousands of users in more than 100 countries, CSI continues its tradition of leadership with the ongoing generation of Windows-based structural software.

SAP2000 Tutorials - Welcome to the Watch & Learn Series of tutorial movies which cover a wide assortment of topics, ranging from basic introductions for the programs to such advanced subjects as nonlinear sequential construction.


Commercial Finite Element Packages

ADINA - System for the analysis of solids, structures, fluids and fluid flow with structural interactions.

ANSYS - designs, develops, markets and globally supports engineering simulation solutions used to predict how product designs will behave in manufacturing and real-world environments.

Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite - Infrastructure Design Suite is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure design and engineering solution that combines intelligent, model-based tools to help you gain more accurate, accessible, and actionable insight. Unique access to Autodesk civil infrastructure software provides benefits throughout the execution and lifecycle of transportation, land, utility, and water projects.

COMSOL - Multiphysics modeling and simulation system that provides a set of predefined user interfaces with associated modeling tools, referred to as physics interfaces, for modeling common applications. A suite of add-on products expands this multiphysics simulation platform for modeling specific application areas as well as interfacing with third-party software and their capabilities.

MSC - MSC Nastran is a powerful general purpose finite element analysis solution for small to complex assemblies.

MSC Nastran - Represents the state-of-the-art in accurate, proven Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software for the PC platform.

SIMULIA - the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable portfolio of realistic simulation solutions based on our Abaqus Unified Finite Element Analysis product suite

FEATool Muliphysics is an GNU Octave and Matlab FEM and PDE toolbox for modeling and simulation of physics, continuum mechanics, and engineering applications with the finite element method.

VisualFEA - is an easy-to-use finite element analysis software with innovative post-processing capabilities

FEM software packages - Wikipedia listing


FEM Resources

Abaqus Student Edition is available free of charge to students, educators, and researchers for personal and educational use.

Internet Finite Element Resources - Information on finite element analysis software available via the Internet.

How Can I learn Finite Element Analysis? The Complete Guide

What is FEA | Finite Element Analysis?

MIT Open Courseware - FEM Linear Analysis: This video series is a comprehensive course of study that presents effective finite element procedures for the linear analysis of solids and structures.

Finite Element Method - Wikipedia listing



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