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Finite Element Analysis: SimScale’s FEA Software

Perform FEA software simulations in your browser through SimScale’s cloud-based finite element analysis.

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SimScale is a 100% cloud-based simulation software that enables you to test, validate, and optimize your designs through Finite Element Analysis via a standard web browser.

The Finite Element Analysis, FEA software or structural analysis software component of SimScale enables you to virtually test and predict the behavior of structures and solve complex structural engineering problems subjected to static and dynamic loading conditions. Our online simulation solution uses scalable numerical methods that can calculate mathematical expressions otherwise very challenging due to complex loading, geometries or material properties.

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Static Analysis

The online Finite Element Analysis software component of SimScale enables you to perform simulations of structures, including linear static and nonlinear quasi-static analyses. In a linear case with applied static loads, the structural response can be determined in a single step. All types of nonlinearities can also be taken into account, including geometric, contact, and material nonlinearity. Applications include heavy machineryindustrial equipmentautomotive and aircraft partspipes, and bridge design.

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Dynamic Analysis

The FEM software component allows you to analyze the dynamic response of a structure subjected to time-dependent loads and displacements. Initial conditions within the dynamic analysis feature support the investigation of impact loads and resulting structural degradation. Applications are diverse and range from automotive parts and sports equipment to medical cases.

CAD editing, or CAD mode, now available in SimScale equips users with a set of CAD simplification tools and reduces back-and-forth between SimScale and CAD software. Learn more here.

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FEM Software: Modal Analysis

As another structural analysis software feature, modal analysis can help determine the eigenfrequencies (eigenvalues) and eigenmodes (mode shapes) of a structure due to vibration. The results are important parameters to understand and model structures that are subject to dynamic loading conditions. Additionally, a harmonic analysis can show the peak response of a system under a load in a given range of frequencies applied in buildings, bridges, rotors, spring mounts or engines.

FEA software that offers support and access to engineering simulation for every budget.

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Multibody Dynamics and Contact Constraints

Linear contact constraints, such as bonded and small sliding contacts, are supported. The cyclic and general symmetry boundary conditions allow simulating asymmetric models. Nonlinearity enables a realistic and holistic design simulation; for this, we offer nonlinear contact resolution using the Penalty and Augmented Lagrangian methods to impose large sliding friction and frictionless contact constraints. Check out what you can do with SimScale’s FEA software!

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FEA Software: Material Models

The structural analysis software solid mechanics tool offers various material models. For advanced applications beyond yielding, it extends several inelastic material models enabling you to see the effects of plasticity, creep, and damping in a structure. It also facilitates modeling of large deformation behavior using hyperelastic material models — Neo-Hookean, Mooney-Rivlin, and Signorini.

Cloud-Based FEA Software Applications

Take a look at the possibilities you have with SimScale’s FEA software.

Browse through thousands of FEA software enabled projects. See for yourself!

The SimScale Community gives you access to completed public FEA software simulation projects.

massimo savi

ITW is a world leader in plastic components for the automotive industry and we are successfully using SimScale in order to understand the insertion/holding force of our fasteners and perform vibration and fatigue stress to our brackets and different components. Since I am not a dedicated FEA engineer, I need something fairly intuitive and fast that points me in the right direction and SimScale is perfect for this with a very well-designed interface. I get good results for quite complicated plastic parts that have a lot of deformation. Plus, if I run into trouble, I can always rely on the very helpful and proactive SimScale support team.

Massimo Savi Project Manager, ITW Automotive