Structural (3D) FEM/FEA for Matlab

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David on 7 Mar 2012
Commented: Alberto Mora on 9 Oct 2018
Does anyone have good tools to recommend for doing FEM/FEA in Matlab? Preferably open source, as it is for academic use. However, I suspect my needs are quite demanding, I expect to have complex but single material / single object meshes. What is possible to do on open codes, and what are the best (value) propriatary solutions available?

Answers (4)

guiseppe jusseau
guiseppe jusseau on 14 May 2017
Also maybe a little late but for future reference the FEATool Multiphysics FEM toolbox support 3D structural mechanics simulations for linear elastic materials. As for usability you can either use the Matlab GUI or develop/model using m-file scripts calling the FEATool functions just as you would usual Matlab function calls.

Jveer on 5 Feb 2014
Might be too late but this could be an option
Pre and post processed files can be opened using load with a -mat flag. Scripting tool accepts MATLAB language.

Etienne Balmes
Etienne Balmes on 10 Jan 2015
Another late answer : for open source FEM in Matlab you can see

Sarah Palfreyman
Sarah Palfreyman on 20 Sep 2018
Have you considered the PDE Toolbox?
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Alberto Mora
Alberto Mora on 9 Oct 2018
Does PDE structural Toolbox allows to perform also the Frequency Response Function (FRF) analysis, besides the computation of resonance frequency and the mode shapes?

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