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ANURA3D: Numerical modelling and simulation of large deformations and soil & water structure interaction using the material point method (MPM). The Anura3D software uses a dynamic explicit MPM formulation based on a multiple set of material points. Anura3D is capable of simulating multi-phase materials (dry, saturated, unsaturated soil) and free surface water. A fully coupled hydro-mechanical approach is implemented […]

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PLCd (PLastic Crack dynamic) is an implicit finite element code for the numerical simulation of nonlinear dynamic behavior of structures of complex constitution. PLCd code is developed at International Center for Numerical Method in Engineering (CIMNE) and at the Department of Structures and Strength of Materials of the Technic University of Catalonia (UPC). To get more information

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SAFIR is a computer program that models the behavior of building and civil engineering structures subjected to fire. SAFIR runs thermal and mechanical analyses based on nonlinear finite element method. The structure can be made of a 3D skeleton of linear elements such as beams and columns, in conjunction with planar elements such as slabs

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Kratos is a free multi-physic Finite Element C++ open source code. One of the main topics in engineering nowadays is the combination of different analysis (thermal, fluid dynamic, structural) with optimising methods in one global software package with just one user interface and, even more, the possibility to extend the implemented solution to new problems.

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Basic formulation of the discrete element formulation using spherical or cylindrical particles was first proposed by Cundall and Strack. Similar formulation has been developed in CIMNE and implemented in the explicit dynamic discrete/finite element code DEMPack. The code DEMPack has a lot of original features like modelling of tool wear in rock cutting, thermomechanical coupling

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CODE_BRIGHT (COupled DEformation BRIne, Gas and Heat Transport) is a program that allows for thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis in geological media. It consists of a Finite Element program developed at the Department of the Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). To get more information about CODE_BRIGHT please visit



Carat++ is a finite element program for structural simulation, structural shape optimization and form finding. Moreover, specific capabilities for isogeometric structural analysis of thin-walled structures composed out of multiple patches including trimming are developed, which constitutes the newly developed Isogeometric B-Rep Analysis (IBRA). This methodology is the basis for CAD-CAE integration, which is explored in

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XFINAS is a nonlinear finite element program, which is capable of the stability assessment of thin walled structures and enables a powerful nonlinear structural dynamic analysis with material and geometric nonlinearity. To get more information about XFINAS, please visit

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SEMBA is a framework envisaged for simulations in the field of EMC. EMC problems have important challenges from a simulation point of view: results need to be obtained for large bandwidths or transient responses, usually involving extremely complex geometries. SEMBA contains the necessary tools to manage the whole simulation chain for an EMC problem. For

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PARACHUTES is a computer program for the fast simulation of parachutes-payload systems. The solution methodology focus mainly on gliding parachutes and is designed to produce aerodynamic, structural and trajectory data with minimal computational requirements. This makes PARACHUTES a handy tool that can help developers improve design and testing procedures while cutting analysis time and cost.



ERMES (Electric Regularized Maxwell Equations with Singularities) is a finite element (FEM) code in frequency domain. It is the C++ implementation of a FEM formulation based on the regularized Maxwell equations. It is able to calculate electromagnetic fields for several applications: microwave engineering, antenna design, eddy currents, electromagnetic metal forming. ERMES results have been collated

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Elmer is an open-source computational tool for multi-physics problems. It has been developed in collaboration with Finnish universities, research laboratories and industry. Elmer includes physical models of fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, electromagnetics and heat transfer. These are described by partial differential equations which Elmer solves by the Finite Element Method (FEM). To get more information

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