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Finite Element Analysis Software​

Finite Element Analysis, Infinite Possibilities​

The premier finite element program for nonlinear analysis, ADINA software is used to solve the most difficult nonlinear problems involving geometric, material, and load nonlinearities; large deformations; and contact conditions.

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    What is ADINA?

    The premier finite element program for nonlinear analysis, ADINA Structures and the ADINA User Interface are used to solve the most difficult nonlinear problems, involving:

    • Geometric, material, and load nonlinearities
    • Large deformations
    • Contact conditions

    State-of-the-Art Stress Capabilities: ADINA Structures
    For the analysis of solids and structures, the analysis can be linear or highly nonlinear, static or dynamic. Take advantage of versatile and generally applicable finite elements for solids, shells, beams, trusses, pipes, and special purpose applications. Material models are provided for metals, soils and rocks, plastics, rubber, fabrics, wood, ceramics, and concrete.

    Analyze Multiple Element Types
    Conduct linear and nonlinear analysis of solid elements (2D and 3D solid elements), structural elements (truss, beam, pipe, shell, spring, optimal shell elements, MITC3+, and MITC4+), fluid elements (2D and 3D potential-based subsonic fluid elements), acoustic elements, special purpose elements (alignment, connector, general), or user-defined elements.

    Minimize CPU Time and Memory Requirements
    Deploy structural-only analyses, or use with other modules in the product suite for multi-physics applications, such as thermo-mechanical coupling or fluid-structure interaction analyses. Powerful solvers and element formulations enable the analysis of extremely large models with minimal CPU time and memory requirements.

    Complete Pre- and Post-processing Capabilities: ADINA User Interface
    Benefit from a fully interactive graphical user interface for all your modeling and post-processing tasks. Model geometry may be directly created or imported from various CAD systems, including those that support Parasolid (NX, SolidEdge, and SolidWorks). Learn more about the included CAD/CAE Interfaces

    Fully Automatic Mesh Generation
    Meshing for 3D elements includes mapped meshing that generates brick, wedge, or mixed free-form tetrahedral elements, and general 3D meshing for solids and fluids. Conduct 2D surface meshing for shells, plated, and 2D planar elements, as well as 1D elements, such as truss, beam, and pipe.

  • ADINA Advanced
  • What is ADINA Advanced?

    ADINA Advanced includes everything in ADINA, plus ADINA Thermal, and ADINA Thermo-Mechanical Coupling (TMC). It is used to solve the most challenging nonlinear structural and thermal problems involving:

    • Heat transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation
    • Heat generation due to friction
    • Time- and temperature-dependent material properties
    • Residual stress from welding
    • Latent heat effects (freezing and thawing)

    Simulate Heat Transfer: ADINA Thermal
    Solve heat transfer problems in solids and structures. Analysis capabilities include radiation between surfaces of arbitrary geometries in 2D or 3D, latent heat effects, convection, radiation, electrostatics, seepage, and piezo-electric analysis. The software includes element birth-death options and capabilities for highly nonlinear or temperature-dependent material behavior.

    Solve Fully Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Problems: ADINA TMC
    You can address coupled thermo-mechanical problems in both solids and structures. Solve for mechanical to thermal coupling including heat transfer between contacting bodies, internal heat generation due to plastic deformation or viscous effects, and heat generation due to friction.

  • ADINA Ultimate
  • What is ADINA Ultimate?

    ADINA Ultimate includes everything in ADINA Advanced, plus ADINA CFD, ADINA FSI, ADINA EM, ADINA Multiphysics, and the ADINA User Interface. Choose this software suite to solve your most challenging nonlinear problems involving:

    • Geometric, material, and load nonlinearities
    • Large deformations
    • Contact conditions
    • Heat transfer
    • Thermo-mechanical coupling
    • Computational fluid dynamics
    • Fluid structure interaction
    • Electromagnetics
    • Multiphysics

    Create Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulations: ADINA CFD
    Model incompressible and compressible flows in a wide array of fluid flows including laminar and turbulent regimes, thin-film Reynolds flow, two-phase flow, non-isothermal flow, conjugate heat transfer, and more. Benefit from material models for handling non-Newtonian fluids and real gasses. Solve general flow conditions in arbitrary geometries.

    Multiphysics Solution for Complex Fluid-structure Interaction (FSI) Analyses: ADINA FSI
    Use direct FSI coupling or iterative FSI coupling methods to solve the coupling effects of fluids and structures. Satisfy the conditions of displacement compatibility and traction equilibrium. FSI analysis can be performed with incompressible, slightly compressible, low-speed compressible, and high-speed compressible flow. It is ideal for large deformations of soft structures, or highly compressible flows abutting stiff structures. All available element types can be used, including shell, 2D and 3D solid, beam, iso-beam, and contact surfaces, as well as all available material models.

    Solution Capabilities for Electromagnetic Analysis: ADINA Electromagnetics
    Electromagnetic effects can be coupled to mechanical or fluid flow systems. Solve for general Maxwell’s equations with different loading and boundary conditions, electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, AC/DC conduction, time-harmonic, eddy current, EM fields with Lorentz forces, EM fields coupled with temperature, and wave guide.

    Unique Breadth and Depth Multiphysics Capabilities: ADINA Multiphysics
    Gain deeper insight into the performance of your designs to better understand the causes and consequences of natural phenomena. The software offers a full array of multiphysics capabilities, including FSI, thermo-mechanical coupling (TMC), structural-pore pressure coupling (porous media), thermal-fluid-structural coupling, electric field-structural coupling (piezoelectric), thermal-electrical coupling (Joule heating), acoustic fluid-structural coupling, fluid flow-mass transfer coupling, and fluid flow-electromagnetic coupling.

  • ADINA Parasolid Modeler
  • What is ADINA Parasolid Modeler?

    Parasolid® is the leading solid modeling system that forms the kernel of the ADINA Parasolid Modeler (formerly ADINA-M/PS). By using this common geometry engine, the ADINA Parasolid Modeler provides a natural interface to all Parasolid-based CAD systems. The ADINA User Interface can communicate directly with the Parasolid data structure, including any pre-processing command that requires exact geometric information, such as meshing. Boundary conditions and loads can also be applied directly to the edges, faces, or entire Parasolid bodies.

    Parasolid assemblies, which are collections of bodies, can be loaded into the ADINA Modeler. Matching faces of adjacent bodies can be linked so that compatible meshes are generated at the interfaces.

    This image shows a 3D mesh generated on a Parasolid assembly featuring 114 bodies.

    Parasolid® is a registered trademark of Siemens.

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What is ADINA?

The premier finite element program for nonlinear analysis, ADINA Structures and the ADINA User Interface are used to solve the most difficult nonlinear problems, involving:

  • Geometric, material, and load nonlinearities
  • Large deformations
  • Contact conditions

State-of-the-Art Stress Capabilities: ADINA Structures
For the analysis of solids and structures, the analysis can be linear or highly nonlinear, static or dynamic. Take advantage of versatile and generally applicable finite elements for solids, shells, beams, trusses, pipes, and special purpose applications. Material models are provided for metals, soils and rocks, plastics, rubber, fabrics, wood, ceramics, and concrete.

Analyze Multiple Element Types
Conduct linear and nonlinear analysis of solid elements (2D and 3D solid elements), structural elements (truss, beam, pipe, shell, spring, optimal shell elements, MITC3+, and MITC4+), fluid elements (2D and 3D potential-based subsonic fluid elements), acoustic elements, special purpose elements (alignment, connector, general), or user-defined elements.

Minimize CPU Time and Memory Requirements
Deploy structural-only analyses, or use with other modules in the product suite for multi-physics applications, such as thermo-mechanical coupling or fluid-structure interaction analyses. Powerful solvers and element formulations enable the analysis of extremely large models with minimal CPU time and memory requirements.

Complete Pre- and Post-processing Capabilities: ADINA User Interface
Benefit from a fully interactive graphical user interface for all your modeling and post-processing tasks. Model geometry may be directly created or imported from various CAD systems, including those that support Parasolid (NX, SolidEdge, and SolidWorks). Learn more about the included CAD/CAE Interfaces

Fully Automatic Mesh Generation
Meshing for 3D elements includes mapped meshing that generates brick, wedge, or mixed free-form tetrahedral elements, and general 3D meshing for solids and fluids. Conduct 2D surface meshing for shells, plated, and 2D planar elements, as well as 1D elements, such as truss, beam, and pipe.

What is ADINA Advanced?

ADINA Advanced includes everything in ADINA, plus ADINA Thermal, and ADINA Thermo-Mechanical Coupling (TMC). It is used to solve the most challenging nonlinear structural and thermal problems involving:

  • Heat transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation
  • Heat generation due to friction
  • Time- and temperature-dependent material properties
  • Residual stress from welding
  • Latent heat effects (freezing and thawing)

Simulate Heat Transfer: ADINA Thermal
Solve heat transfer problems in solids and structures. Analysis capabilities include radiation between surfaces of arbitrary geometries in 2D or 3D, latent heat effects, convection, radiation, electrostatics, seepage, and piezo-electric analysis. The software includes element birth-death options and capabilities for highly nonlinear or temperature-dependent material behavior.

Solve Fully Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Problems: ADINA TMC
You can address coupled thermo-mechanical problems in both solids and structures. Solve for mechanical to thermal coupling including heat transfer between contacting bodies, internal heat generation due to plastic deformation or viscous effects, and heat generation due to friction.

What is ADINA Ultimate?

ADINA Ultimate includes everything in ADINA Advanced, plus ADINA CFD, ADINA FSI, ADINA EM, ADINA Multiphysics, and the ADINA User Interface. Choose this software suite to solve your most challenging nonlinear problems involving:

  • Geometric, material, and load nonlinearities
  • Large deformations
  • Contact conditions
  • Heat transfer
  • Thermo-mechanical coupling
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Fluid structure interaction
  • Electromagnetics
  • Multiphysics

Create Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulations: ADINA CFD
Model incompressible and compressible flows in a wide array of fluid flows including laminar and turbulent regimes, thin-film Reynolds flow, two-phase flow, non-isothermal flow, conjugate heat transfer, and more. Benefit from material models for handling non-Newtonian fluids and real gasses. Solve general flow conditions in arbitrary geometries.

Multiphysics Solution for Complex Fluid-structure Interaction (FSI) Analyses: ADINA FSI
Use direct FSI coupling or iterative FSI coupling methods to solve the coupling effects of fluids and structures. Satisfy the conditions of displacement compatibility and traction equilibrium. FSI analysis can be performed with incompressible, slightly compressible, low-speed compressible, and high-speed compressible flow. It is ideal for large deformations of soft structures, or highly compressible flows abutting stiff structures. All available element types can be used, including shell, 2D and 3D solid, beam, iso-beam, and contact surfaces, as well as all available material models.

Solution Capabilities for Electromagnetic Analysis: ADINA Electromagnetics
Electromagnetic effects can be coupled to mechanical or fluid flow systems. Solve for general Maxwell’s equations with different loading and boundary conditions, electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, AC/DC conduction, time-harmonic, eddy current, EM fields with Lorentz forces, EM fields coupled with temperature, and wave guide.

Unique Breadth and Depth Multiphysics Capabilities: ADINA Multiphysics
Gain deeper insight into the performance of your designs to better understand the causes and consequences of natural phenomena. The software offers a full array of multiphysics capabilities, including FSI, thermo-mechanical coupling (TMC), structural-pore pressure coupling (porous media), thermal-fluid-structural coupling, electric field-structural coupling (piezoelectric), thermal-electrical coupling (Joule heating), acoustic fluid-structural coupling, fluid flow-mass transfer coupling, and fluid flow-electromagnetic coupling.

What is ADINA Parasolid Modeler?

Parasolid® is the leading solid modeling system that forms the kernel of the ADINA Parasolid Modeler (formerly ADINA-M/PS). By using this common geometry engine, the ADINA Parasolid Modeler provides a natural interface to all Parasolid-based CAD systems. The ADINA User Interface can communicate directly with the Parasolid data structure, including any pre-processing command that requires exact geometric information, such as meshing. Boundary conditions and loads can also be applied directly to the edges, faces, or entire Parasolid bodies.

Parasolid assemblies, which are collections of bodies, can be loaded into the ADINA Modeler. Matching faces of adjacent bodies can be linked so that compatible meshes are generated at the interfaces.

This image shows a 3D mesh generated on a Parasolid assembly featuring 114 bodies.

Parasolid® is a registered trademark of Siemens.

Learn More

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