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Finite Element Analysis

  1. NAFEMS - organization dedicated to safe, reliable use of finite element related technology
  2. FEA articles by CADdigest.com - collected from all over the Internet (a TenLinks site)
  3. FEA Forum - discussion threads about FEA engineering including problem solving collaboration tools, from ENG-TIPS.com
  4. FEA Resources - list of places to search for news, courses, information, books, programs related to FEA
  5. Wikipedia/Finite Element Method - history, types of FEA, theory, links
  6. FEMCI - mostly about NASTRAN but information principles can be applied to other FEA, by NASA
  7. CMU Mini-FEA - online, Flash-based tutorial for students, instructors
  8. Autodesk SIM Squad - white papers, forum, videos, events about Autodesk simulation products
  9. Engineering Exchange - forum featuring threads related to FEA simulation software, methods, COMSOL multiphysics, meshing, services
  10. Reddit Forum - discussion board about FEA packages, Abaqus, FEMAP


  • FEA Books - collection of FEA books discussing topics like FEA tools, methods, nonlinear FEA, Abaqus, MATLAB
  • Discrete Method and Related Tools - list of commercial, shareware FEM based tools, grid, mesh generation systems, by SAI
  • Thermal Connection - this resource for thermal designers and analysts provides free thermal data, FAQs and many links to thermal consultants, agencies and products and companies, by K&K Associates, makers of TAK 2000 thermal analyzer
  • TSD Engineering - Tips and Tricks - FEA techniques on convergence, meshing, assemblies, vibration and heat transfer, developed for Pro/MECHANICA but useful in a general