Linear Static Analysis
Compute displacement, stress, and strain under load and boundary conditions, and evaluate a component’s mechanical strength and behavior.
Modal and Frequency Response Analysis
Find natural frequencies and mode shapes to identify and prevent potential resonances, and simulate dynamic behavior of a structure using its frequency responses.
Compute displacement, velocity, acceleration, stress, and strain under time-varying loads.
Steady-State Thermal Analysis
Find temperature distributions and other thermal characteristics under constant thermal loads.
Transient Thermal Analysis
Find temperature distributions and other thermal characteristics under time-varying thermal loads, and approximate dynamic characteristics using reduced-order models.
Coupled Thermal-Stress Analysis
Analyze mechanical behavior under coupled thermal and mechanical loads.
Reconstruct 2D and 3D geometry from imported STL or mesh data, or create simple parameterized shapes using geometric primitives.
Generate finite element mesh using triangular elements in 2D and tetrahedral elements in 3D. Inspect and analyze mesh quality to assess accuracy of results.
Plot and Animate Solutions
Visualize models and solutions by creating plots and animations of geometry, mesh, results, and derived and interpolated quantities by leveraging powerful MATLAB graphics. Create multiple subplots and easily customize plot properties.
Create a typical FEA workflow in MATLAB – import or create geometries, generate mesh, define physics with load, boundary, and initial conditions, solve, and visualize results – all from one user interface.
- Automate FEA simulations by using MATLAB® language, execute simulations faster leveraging Parallel Computing Toolbox™
- Integrate with other MATLAB products such as Simscape™ Multibody™ and Simulink® to build an end-to-end workflow
- Share custom applications using MATLAB Compiler™ and App Designer as a standalone application or as a web app