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WaveFEA is a powerful analysis tool which is used to perform design validation using Finite Element Analysis with the Autodesk Nastran Solver.

Mr.SP Haridas
Vice President,
Energy & Heavy Engineering,
Creative Synergies Group,
Michigan, USA


  • "WaveFEA has allowed us to significantly reduce our time and cost for design validation.
  • We are now able to quickly check, modify and re-check our designs within our CAD environment with the confidence that the results are based on the Nastran Solver."
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    Nastran Solver



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    WaveFEA's capabilities can bring engineering insight to your design process and help you spot problem areas, optimize performance, and virtually test before building expensive prototypes and fixtures. In short, you can save time and money while building more innovative, higher quality products.




    • The built in Progressive Ply Failure Analysis (PPFA) setup helps to determine the stresses, strains and failure indices of every layer of the composite material.
    • This allows us to simulate the crack propagation through the composite structure.
    • Quickly change the composite layers of a specific material and change the angles of the layers in order to bring more strength.



    Advanced Material Exchange

    • Now we can use Advanced Material Exchange to map results from an Autodesk Moldflow analysis onto a structural finite element analysis mesh which is created in WaveFEA.
    • Choose a material model to be used in the structural analysis simulation and use Advanced Material Exchange to create a structural input file and an interface file containing the results of the mapping sequence for use in WaveFEA.



    Linear Steady State Heat Transfer



    • Validate the durability of the product right at the design stage with WaveFEA fast and iterative fatigue analysis.
    • Determines the localized structural damage when the design is subjected to cyclic loading.
    • Accurate estimates of the product life using the “Strain Life” and “Stress Life” calculation methods.



    Heat Transfer

    • Determine the Heat Flux and Temperature distribution within the product.
    • Using the principles of conduction and convection heat transfer, engineers can examine designs for equilibrium temperature distribution.
    • Results include thermal Loads like temperature, initial condition, body temperature, convection, heat flux, heat generation and radiation.
    Linear Steady State Heat Transfer



    • Effect of shear load can be reduced by bolt connectors.
    • WaveFEA’s fast and easy bolt connection tools makes joining two parts with bolts super easy.


    Vibration Damper Analysis

    • Viscoelastic Material for dampers are exceptionally good at absorbing vibrations.
    • Understanding combined behavior of viscous and elastic in the material by modeling the behavior due to hardening or softening.
    • Applications include simulation of metal forming like rolling and deep drawing.
    Vibration Damper Analysis




    • Global and local controls for part geometry with default sizing.
    • Mesh control on arbitrary user defined regions.
    • Combined shell and beam/bar meshing.
    • Sketch line or curve meshing
    • Free surface meshing: quads or triangles
    • Auto mesh, loads and constraints update with geometry changes
    • Display/hide 1D/2D cross-section

    Element Library

    • 2D linear and parabolic shell (CQUAD4, CTRIA3, (CQUAD8 and CTRIA6)
    • 3D linear and parabolic tetrahedron (CTETRA)
    • Composites with plates and shells
    • Surface-to-surface contact with manual or automatic recognition of surfaces

    Loads and Boundary Conditions


    • Uniform pressure and force on faces, edges and vertices
    • Directional pressure and force
    • Acceleration loads (gravity)
    • Enforced motions: acceleration ve-locity displacement (rotational and translational)
    • Custom colors and sizes for loads and constraints
    • Load defined using edge

    Material Properties

    • Isotropic
    • Orthotropic 2D and 3D
    • Solid anisotropic materials (MAT9)
    • Hyperelastic materials: Neo-Hookean, Mooney-Rivlin, Ogden, Yeoh, General-ized Polynomial (nonlinear)
    • Temperature-dependent property support

    Surface Contact


    • Automated Surface Contact Genera-tion (ASCG™)
    • Automated Edge Contact Generation (AECG™)
    • Disable, General, welded, slide, rough, offset weld and RBE3 element contact types
    • Static friction

    Coordinate Systems

    • Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems
    • Referencing global assembly, part or custom coordinate systems



    • Stress, deformation plots
    • Principal and directional stress plot
    • Strain plot
    • Resonant frequencies, mode shape plots
    • Temperature, heat flux plots
    • Iso-surfaces


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