Abaqus FEA (formerly ABAQUS) is a software suite for finite element analysis and computer-aided engineering, originally released in 1978. The name and logo of this software are based on the abacus calculation tool.

The Abaqus product suite consists of five core software products:

# Abaqus/CAE, or "Complete Abaqus Environment" (a backronym with an obvious root in Computer-Aided Engineering). It is a software application used for both the modeling and analysis of mechanical components and assemblies (pre-processing) and visualizing the finite element analysis result. A subset of Abaqus/CAE including only the post-processing module can be launched independently in the Abaqus/Viewer product.

# Abaqus/Standard, a general-purpose Finite-Element analyzer that employs implicit integration scheme (traditional).

# Abaqus/Explicit, a special-purpose Finite-Element analyzer that employs explicit integration scheme to solve highly nonlinear systems with many complex contacts under transient loads.

# Abaqus/CFD, a Computational Fluid Dynamics software application which provides advanced computational fluid dynamics capabilities with extensive support for preprocessing and postprocessing provided in Abaqus/CAE.

# Abaqus/Electromagnetic, a Computational electromagnetics software application which solves advanced computational electromagnetic problems.

The Abaqus products use the open-source scripting language Python for scripting and customization. Abaqus/CAE uses the fox-toolkit for GUI development.

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Latest version of SIMULIA Abaqus FEA is 2016 Update 05.1 and it was released on {{Start date and age|2016|09}}.

#### C shell

The C shell (csh or the improved version, tcsh) is a Unix shell created by Bill Joy while he was a graduate student at University of California, Berkeley in the late 1970s. It has been widely...

Latest version of C shell is 6.20.00 and it was released on 2016-11-24.

Tags:*1978 Software,**Crossplatform Free Software,**Scripting Languages,**Textoriented Programming Languages,**Unix Shells*#### WordStar by Rob Barnaby

WordStar is a word processor application that had a dominant market share during the early- to mid-1980s. It was published by MicroPro International, and written for the CP/M operating system but...

Latest version of WordStar is WordStar 7.0d and it was released on {{Start date and age|1999}}.

Tags:*1978 Software,**Cpm Software,**Dos Software,**Windows Word Processors,**Word Processors,**Discontinued Software*#### TeX by Donald Knuth

TeX ( or , see #Pronunciation and spelling|below), stylized within the system as TeX, is a typesetting system (or "formatting system") designed and mostly written by Donald Knuth and released in...

Latest version of TeX is 3.14159265 and it was released on {{start date and age|df=yes|2014|1}}.

Tags:*Tex,**1978 Software,**Desktop Publishing Software,**Digital Typography,**Donald Knuth,**Free Tex Software,**Macro Programming Languages,**Typesetting Software,**Typesetting*#### LSDYNA by LSTC

LS-DYNA is an advanced general-purpose multiphysics simulation software package developed by the Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC). While the package continues to contain more and...

Latest version of LS-DYNA is R8.0 and it was released on March 2015.

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**Publicdomain Software With Source Code*#### Femap by Siemens PLM Software

Femap (Finite Element Modeling And Postprocessing) is an engineering analysis program sold by Siemens PLM Software that is used to build finite element models of complex engineering problems...

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Product Lifecycle Management,**Siemens Software Products,**Windowsonly Software*#### Strand7 by Strand7 Pty. Ltd.

Strand7 is a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software product developed by the company with the same...

Latest version of Strand7 is 2.4.6 and it was released on 5-Jan-2015.

Tags:*Finite Element Software*#### Quickfield by Tera Analysis Ltd.

QuickField is a finite element analysis software package running on Windows platforms. It is developed by the Danish company Tera Analysis Ltd. in cooperation with Russian firm Tor Ltd. QuickField...

Latest version of Quickfield is 6.3 and it was released on 2017-02-16.

Tags:*Finite Element Software*#### PROKON Structural Analysis and Design by Prokon

Prokon is a commercial software application for finite element method and structural engineering analyzing and designing of structures - available since 1990s as a desktop application marketed as...

Latest version of PROKON Structural Analysis and Design is 2.6 and it was released on 2014-06-27.

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Computeraided Design Software For Windows,**1982 Software,**Proprietary Software*#### NEi Fusion by NEi Software

NEi Fusion is a finite element analysis program sold by NEi Software that is used by engineers to build and analyze 3D models of parts and assemblies of various products. NEi Fusion...

Tags:*Finite Element Software*#### FEBio by Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

FEBio (finite elements for biomechanics) is a software package for finite element analysis and was specifically designed for biomechanics applications. It was developed at the Scientific Computing...

Latest version of FEBio is 2.4 and it was released on October 9, 2015.

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### DIANA by DIANA FEA BV

DIANA (acronym DIsplacement ANAlyser) is a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solver developed and distributed by DIANA FEA BV (previously TNO DIANA BV) and several other resellers worldwide. The...

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### Autodesk Simulation

Autodesk Simulation is a general-purpose multiphysics finite element analysis software package initially developed by ALGOR Incorporated and acquired by Autodesk in January 2009. It is intended for...

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Windows Software Stubs,**Science Software For Linux,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### MOOSE by Idaho National Laboratory and contributors

MOOSE (Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment) is an object-oriented C++ finite element framework for the development of tightly coupled multiphysics solvers from Idaho National...

Tags:*C Software,**Computational Fluid Dynamics,**Computeraided Engineering Software For Linux,**Finite Element Software,**Free Software Programmed In C,**Idaho National Laboratory,**Industrial Software,**Nuclear Reactors,**Physics Software,**Scientific Simulation Software*#### NEi Software Products by NEi Software

NEi Nastran is an engineering analysis and simulation software product of NEi Software (formerly known as Noran Engineering, Inc.) Based on NASA's Structural Analysis program NASTRAN, the software...

Latest version of NEi Software Products is V10.2 and it was released on 2013.

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Simulation Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### GetFEM

GetFEM++ is a generic finite element C++ library with interfaces for Python, Matlab and Scilab. It aims at providing finite element methods and elementary matrix computations for solving linear and...

Latest version of GetFEM++ is 5.0 and it was released on {{Start date and age|2015|07|df=yes/no}}.

Tags:*Free Simulation Software,**Scientific Simulation Software,**Finite Element Software,**Numerical Analysis,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### Diffpack

Diffpack is a programming environment for developing simulation software for scientific and engineering applications. Diffpack has its main focus on the numerical modeling and solution of partial...

Tags:*Scientific Simulation Software,**Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### Hermes2D

Hermes2D (Higher-order modular finite element system) is a C++/Python library of algorithms for rapid development of adaptive hp-FEM solvers. hp-FEM is a modern version of the finite element method...

Latest version of Hermes2D is 3.1 and it was released on {{Start date and age|2015}}.

Tags:*Scientific Simulation Software,**Finite Element Software,**Numerical Analysis,**Finite Element Method,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**Free Software Programmed In C,**Free Software Programmed In Python,**University Of West Bohemia*#### FEniCS Project

The FEniCS Project is a collection of free and open-source software components with the common goal to enable automated solution of differential equations. The components provide scientific...

Tags:*Scientific Simulation Software,**Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**Free Software Programmed In Python,**Free Software Programmed In C*#### OOFEM

OOFEM is an open source multi-physics finite element code with object oriented architecture. The aim of this project is to provide efficient and robust tool for FEM computations as well as to offer...

Latest version of OOFEM is 2.4 and it was released on 2016-02-15.

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Scientific Simulation Software,**Free Computeraided Design Software,**Free Software Programmed In C,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### Z88 by Frank Rieg and team

Z88 is a free finite element software package available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Unix/Linux computers. Versions are available for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. There are two...

Latest version of Z88 (Software) is Z88 V14, Z88Aurora V3 and it was released on March, 2015.

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Free Computeraided Design Software,**Freeware,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### MoFEM by University of Glasgow

MoFEM (Mesh Orientated Finite Element Method) is an open source finite element analysis code developed and maintained at the University of Glasgow. MoFEM is tailored for the solution of...

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Scientific Simulation Software,**Free Computeraided Design Software,**Free Software Programmed In C,**Computational Physics,**Free Science Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**University Of Glasgow*#### SDC Verifier by SDC Veifier

SDC Verifier SDC Verifier is a powerful postprocessor program with an advanced calculation core which works seamlessly with Siemens multi-solver, FEA software suite...

Tags:*Computeraided Engineering Software,**Finite Element Software,**Product Lifecycle Management,**Siemens Software Products*#### JCMsuite by JCMwave GmbH

JCMsuite is a finite element analysis software package for the simulation and analysis of electromagnetic waves, elasticity and heat conduction. It also allows a mutual coupling between its optical,...

Latest version of JCMsuite is 3.6.1 and it was released on 2017-01-27.

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**Computeraided Engineering Software,**Optical Software,**Electromagnetic Simulation Software*#### FEATool Multiphysics by Precise Simulation

FEATool Multiphysics (short for Finite Element Analysis Multiphysics Toolbox) is a physics and finite-element simulation toolbox with an easy-to-use GUI for Matlab and Octave. FEATool features the...

Tags:*Computational Fluid Dynamics,**Computeraided Engineering Software,**Continuum Mechanics,**Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**Scientific Simulation Software*#### RFEM by {{URL|www.dlubal.com|Dlubal Software}}

RFEM is a 3D finite element analysis software working under Microsoft Windows computer operating systems. RFEM can be used for structural analysis and design of steel, concrete, timber, glass,...

Tags:*Building Information Modeling,**Computeraided Design Software,**Finite Element Software,**Computeraided Design Software For Windows*#### Range Software by Tomáš Šoltys

Range Software is finite element analysis software...

Latest version of Range Software is 2.3 and it was released on 2011.

Tags:*Computeraided Engineering Software,**Engineering Software Companies,**Finite Element Software,**Numerical Software,**Science Software,**Scientific Simulation Software,**Simulation Software,**Specific Models,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### LUSAS by LUSAS

LUSAS is a UK-based developer and supplier of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) application software products that bear the same...

Latest version of LUSAS is 15.2-5 and it was released on December 2016.

Tags:*Numerical Software,**Finite Element Software*#### HyperSizer by Collier Research Corporation

HyperSizer is computer-aided engineering (CAE) software used for stress analysis and sizing optimization of metallic and composite structures. Originally developed at the US National Aeronautics and...

Tags:*Computeraided Design Software,**Computeraided Engineering Software,**Finite Element Software,**Structural Analysis*#### COMSOL Multiphysics by COMSOL Inc.

COMSOL Multiphysics is a cross-platform finite element analysis, solver and multiphysics simulation software. It allows conventional physics-based user interfaces and coupled systems of partial...

Latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics is 5.3 and it was released on 2017-04-25.

Tags:*Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**Computeraided Engineering Software*#### CONSELF by CONSELF SRL

CONSELF is a computer-aided engineering (CAE) platform used by engineers for design purposes. The platform, which highly relies on cloud computing, is developed by CONSELF SRL since its first...

Tags:*Cloud Platforms,**Computational Fluid Dynamics,**Finite Element Method,**Solid Mechanics,**Computeraided Engineering Software For Linux,**Computeraided Engineering Software,**Finite Element Software,**Fluid Dynamics,**Simulation Software*#### FeatFlow CFD Solver by TU Dortmund, Inst. of Applied Mathematics and Numerics, LS3

FeatFlow is a free and open-source high-performance computational fluid dynamics CFD code solving the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in two and three dimensions. Unique for CFD codes,...

Tags:*Fortran,**Fortran Software,**Computational Fluid Dynamics,**Computeraided Engineering Software,**Computeraided Engineering Software For Linux,**Continuum Mechanics,**Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**Fluid Dynamics,**Free Science Software,**Free Software Programmed In Fortran,**Free Software,**Linuxonly Software,**Open Source Computer Aided Engineering Applications,**Scientific Simulation Software*#### SimScale by SimScale GmbH

SimScale is a computer-aided engineering (CAE) software product based on cloud computing. SimScale was developed by SimScale GmbH and allows Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis and...

Tags:*Cloud Platforms,**Computational Fluid Dynamics,**Finite Element Method,**Solid Mechanics,**Computeraided Engineering Software For Linux,**Computeraided Engineering Software,**Finite Element Software,**Fluid Dynamics,**Simulation Software*#### Nastran by The MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation (MSC)

NASTRAN is a finite element analysis (FEA) program that was originally developed for NASA in the late 1960s under United States government funding for the aerospace industry. The MacNeal-Schwendler...

Tags:*Computeraided Design Software,**Finite Element Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### ANSYS

ANSYS, Inc. is an American Computer-aided engineering software developer headquartered south of Pittsburgh in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, United States. Ansys publishes engineering analysis...

Latest version of ANSYS is 18.0 and it was released on {{Start date and age|2017|01}}.

Tags:*Companies Listed On Nasdaq,**Software Companies Based In Pennsylvania,**Companies Established In 1970,**Computational Fluid Dynamics,**Finite Element Software For Linux*#### dealII by Wolfgang Bangerth, Timo Heister, Guido Kanschat, Matthias Maier et al.

deal.II is a free, open source library to solve partial differential equations using the finite element method. The current release is version 8.5.0 released in April 2017. In 2007 the authors won...

Latest version of deal.II is 8.5.0 and it was released on 2017-04-06.

Tags:*Free Computer Libraries,**Differential Calculus,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**C Numerical Libraries*#### JMAG by JSOL Corporation

JMAG is simulation software for the development and design of electrical devices. JMAG was originally released in 1983 as a tool to support design for devices such as motors, actuators, circuit...

Latest version of JMAG is Version 10.0 and it was released on 2009.

Tags:*Simulation Software,**Finite Element Software For Linux,**Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group*#### KIVA by Los Alamos National Laboratory

KIVA is a family of Fortran-based Computational Fluid Dynamics software developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The software predicts complex fuel and air flows as well as ignition,...

Latest version of KIVA is KIVA-4mpi and it was released on {{Start date and age|2009}}.

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FreeFem++ is a programming language and a software focused on solving partial differential equations using the finite element method. FreeFem++ is written in C++ and developed and maintained by...

Latest version of FreeFem++ is 3.50-1 and it was released on 2017-01-10.

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Elmer is computational tool for multi-physics problems. It has been developed by CSC in collaboration with Finnish universities, research laboratories and industry. Elmer FEM solver is free and...

Latest version of Elmer FEM solver is 8.0 and it was released on 2015-05-05.

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Agros2D is an open-source code for numerical solutions of 2D coupled problems in technical disciplines. Its principal part is a user interface serving for complete preprocessing and postprocessing...

Latest version of Agros2D is 3.2 and it was released on 2014-03-03.

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DUNE (Distributed and Unified Numerics Environment) is a modular C++ library for the solution of partial differential equations using grid-based methods. The DUNE library is divided into modules....

Latest version of DUNE is 2.4.1 and it was released on 2016-02-29.

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Calculix is a free and open-source finite-element analysis application that uses an input format similar to Abaqus. It has an implicit and explicit solver (CCX) written by Guido Dhondt and a pre-...

Latest version of CalculiX is 2.12 and it was released on 2017-04-02.

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