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Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computerized method for predicting how a product reacts to real-world forces, vibration, heat, fluid flow, and other physical effects. Finite element analysis shows whether a product will break, wear out, or work the way it was designed. It is called analysis, but in the product development process, it is used to predict what is going to happen when the product is used.

FEA works by breaking down a real object into a large number (thousands to hundreds of thousands) of finite elements, such as little cubes. Mathematical equations help predict the behavior of each element. A computer then adds up all the individual behaviors to predict the behavior of the actual object.

Finite element analysis helps predict the behavior of products affected by many physical effects, including:

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Digital Prototyping is a revolutionary approach to product development that lets you design, visualize, and simulate products rapidly and cost-effectively. With the powerful, accurate simulation tools in Autodesk finite element analysis and simulation software, you can do more simulation in-house and validate and optimize your designs before releasing them to the shop floor.
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FEA & Simulation Software for Product Design

The Autodesk® Simulation family of products delivers a comprehensive set of finite element analysis and simulation software tools that are easy to integrate into each phase of the product development process. From mechanical stress, vibration, and motion to computational fluid dynamics, plastic injection molding, and multiphysics, finite element analysis and simulation software from Autodesk provides a fast, accurate, and innovative approach to solving your most challenging design problems.

Autodesk Simulation finite element analysis and mechanical simulation software

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Optimize and validate designs and predict product performance with a range of finite element analysis and mechanical simulation tools in Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical software.
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Autodesk Simulation CFD fluid and thermal finite element analysis and simulation software

Autodesk Simulation CFD
Make critical decisions upfront in the product development process with the computational fluid dynamics tools for fluid flow and thermal simulations in Autodesk® Simulation CFD fluid and thermal finite element analysis and simulation software.
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Autodesk Moldflow plastic injection molding simulation software

Autodesk Simulation Moldflow
Optimize plastic parts, injection molds, and the plastic injection molding process with Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® plastic injection molding simulation software.
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Autodesk Inventor Professional integrated stress, vibration, and motion finite element analysis and simulation software

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Design, visualize, and simulate products digitally with Autodesk® Inventor® Professional 3D mechanical design, simulation, and plastic injection molding tooling software.
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Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate integrated finite element analysis and plastic injection molding simulation software

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Autodesk® Product Design Suite provides an ideal set of design, visualization, and simulation software for your entire product design workflow. The Ultimate edition enables you to test and validate products with integrated finite element analysis and simulation tools.
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Structural Simulation & Finite Element Analysis

Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional software provides structural engineers with advanced structural simulation capabilities for finite element analysis of large and complex structures.
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