
Finite Element Analysis
IFER  Internet Finite Element Resources 

This document describes and provides access to FE software via the Internet. The main index follows this introduction. We list all public domain and shareware programs which have come to our notice, and a selection of pointers to commercial packages. We also include references to useful URL's, ftp sites, newsgroups, listservers, bulletin boards etc, and to some books which contain source code. Submitted: Jul 10, 1999

ANSYS Tutorials 

ANSYS is a general purpose finite element modeling package for numerically solving a wide variety of mechanical problems. These problems include: static/dynamic structural analysis (both linear and nonlinear), heat transfer and fluid problems, as well as acoustic and electromagnetic problems. In general, a finite element solution may be broken into the following three stages. This is a general guideline that can be used for setting up any finite element analysis. Submitted: Jul 10, 1999

Psychedelic FEA 

Porgrams, links, methods and documents for Finite Element Analysis. Submitted: Nov 19, 1999

NE/Nastran FEA 

NE/Nastran is a powerful, general purpose finite element analysis (FEA) tool for engineers working in design and manufacturing. Solutions include: linear and nonlinear transient, statics, steadystate & transient heat transfer, nonlinear event simulation, modal, buckling, prestress, and advanced dynamics. Submitted: Jul 10, 2003

VECFEM 

VECFEM is a program package for the solution of nonlinear boundary value problems by the finite element method. The graphical user interface xvem gives you tools to enter your boundary value problem, to specify options of the VECFEM solver and to control the solution procedure. The VECFEM kernel library is optimally designed for modern supercomputers and workstations. Submitted: Jul 10, 1999

GRIDPAK 

We make grids with a package called gridpak. The heart of this package is a program which creates an orthogonal grid when provided with the boundary information. The other programs in gridpak are support for this program and do such things as aid in the defining of the grid boundary or finding the bathymetry on the finished grid. An example grid with the ETOPO5 bathymetry for Barrow Canyon north of Alaska is shown in the figure. Submitted: Jul 10, 1999

Geocrack 

The focus of our work is modeling flow in fractured rocks. Our present application is geothermal reservoirs, where such capability is needed to simulate systems in which reinjection is used to circulate the fluid. However, we would also like to expand to other applications. We have developed (and continue to develop) computer codes to solve the fully coupled structural deformation/fluid flow/heat transfer problem. Since we use the finite element method, these codes can be used to solve many different problems, including elasticity and heat transfer problems. Our unique capability and primary purpose is to calculate flow in fractured rock. In such a problem, the flow is highly dependent on fracture opening, which in turn is a function of the contact stress and thermal deformation. Submitted: Jul 10, 1999


