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Gennaro Pastorino

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One of the most popular - with huge amounts of evidence on its accuracy - is ANSYS....but there are many: COMSOL and NASTRAN at two others I've used int eh past...all three are excellent!

Be warned through....FEA (or FEM as you term it - "Analysis" or "Modelling" depending on the acronym used...same thing though) is fraught with dangers!  if the constraints are set incorrectly, you can get figures that look right and even seem right, but are completely wrong! 

NAFEMS - the regulatory body for Finite Element Modelling - recommends NEVER undertaking FEA until the hand calculations have been undertaken first...it is the only real way to ensure the results are within the expected range!

Good luck!

 

 

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