Autodesk Simulation

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Autodesk Simulation
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Stable release
Autodesk Simulation Mechanical/CFD 2014
Operating system Linux, Microsoft Windows
Type FEM software

Autodesk Simulation is a general-purpose multiphysics finite element analysis software package initially developed by ALGOR Incorporated and acquired by Autodesk in January 2009. [1] It is intended for use with Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. It is distributed in a number of different core packages to cater to specific applications, such as mechanical event simulation and computational fluid dynamics.

Under the ALGOR name the software was used by many scientists and engineers worldwide.[2] It has found application in aerospace,[3] and it has received many favorable reviews.[4][5][6]

Typical uses[edit]

Typical uses include bending, mechanical contact, thermal (conduction, convection, radiation), fluid dynamics, and coupled or uncoupled multiphysics.

Materials and elements database[edit]

Autodesk Simulation's library of material models includes metals and alloys, plastics, glass, foams, fabrics, elastomers, Concrete (with rebar), soils and user-defined materials.

Autodesk Simulation's element library depends on the geometry and the type of analysis performed. It includes 8 and 4 node solid, 8 and 4 node shell, as well as beam and rod elements.


  1. ^ Autodesk official press release - January 20th 2009,,%20inc.pdf
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  3. ^ J. B. Binder, "Algor finite element modeling tools aid aerospace", Aerospace America, vol. 33, no. 5, 1995.
  4. ^ B. Turney, "How two operating systems boost FEA productivity," 3/23/2006,
  5. ^ J. Greco, "Flexible FEA Program Supports Mixed Elements To Speed Up Analysis" CADALYST, Jan. 2005.
  6. ^ R. Helms, "ALGOR FEA Predicts Mechanism Failure and Confirms Design Modification," 4/1/2005,

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