PAFEC-FE has been an established analysis tool for well over 25 years. In fact that's how the program originally got its name: Program for Automatic Finite Element Calculations - PAFEC. PAFEC FE is an excellent general purpose analysis tool. It also has a number of specialist areas including vibroacoustics, lubrication and non-linear piezoelectric analysis.

Building on the success of over 20 years of continuous development, finite element analysis offers an excellent way to tap into the potential of powerful engineering analysis software. The comprehensive range of analysis types are designed to be used by engineers from diverse technical backgrounds. Success in educational applications means software and manuals are written to be easily digested by new users and experienced staff alike.

General Engineering Analysis: Static, Dynamic, Non-Linear and Thermal Prediction

PAFEC-FE offers an excellent introduction to finite element modelling technology. Designed to be used by both beginners and experienced technical staff, the wide range of element types and solution alternatives will allow models to be created for static, dynamic, non-linear, thermal and acoustic conditions.

No practical nodal limits means 'real world' engineering problems can be analysed without compromise. Industry standard CAD transfer and comprehensive pre and post processing facilities are included as well as software maintenance and telephone/fax help for the first 6 months, adding up to a most convenient way to unlock the potential of serious FEA software.

PAFEC-FE incorporates:

  • 2D, 3D and Axisymmetric Models
  • Static Stress/Strain/Displacement
  • Sinusoidal/Transient/Seismic Dynamic Responses
  • Large Displacements, Plasticity and Creep
  • Thermal Steady State and Transient Analysis
  • Fully Coupled Acoustic Analysis

Software manuals have been designed to be suitable for diverse engineering applications. Design engineers will be able to check the validity of technical assumptions and be better positioned to select between alternative designs. For applications where safety levels are important, trained analysts should be able to track down problematic features and explore ways to overcome difficulties. In organisations where physical measurements are relied upon, test data can be readily compared with FEA predictions to provide a clearer picture of a system's actual behaviour.

Case study:

FFR Radial Ultrasonic Cutting Head


PIGS 2D auto meshing