Finite Element Method I FEM Software

Finite Element Method (FEM) - Calculation and Simulation with SIMULIA Software around Abaqus Unified FEA

With the help of FEM software, you as a user can simulate the real behavior of components with geometrically complex shapes under a wide variety of conditions and thus make your development process much faster and more efficient.

What is the principle of the finite element method?

The component to be analyzed is divided into smaller, for example tetrahedral segments. So-called “finite elements”. Since the behavior of these partial elements can be calculated, the behavior of the entire component can also be approximated with the aid of numerical approximation methods. Even before a prototype is built, any number of tests can be carried out using such a virtual model. This significantly reduces the number of physical prototypes required.

In the automotive industry, for example, development teams are able to use a common model data structure and integrated solver technology to investigate complete vehicle loads, vibration dynamics, multi-body systems, impact/crash, nonlinear statics, heat coupling, and the coupling of acoustics and structural behavior.


What makes us specialists in the field of FEM simulation?

When our company was founded in 1971, Wölfel was one of the pioneers in the finite element method in Germany. Today we are one of the leading engineering companies in Europe with over 800 projects in our fields of structural mechanics, dynamics and acoustics every year.

As a certified Dassault Systèmes sales, support and service partner, we also work with one of the leading developers in this field. Our portfolio ranges from FEM calculation with SIMULIA/Abaqus, topology optimization with SIMULIA/Tosca and parametric optimization with SIMULIA/Isight to lifetime calculation with SIMULIA/fe-safe. With these optimally coordinated simulation tools, users can realize routine tasks as well as complex development projects regardless of their industry.


  • Virtual functional testing
  • Virtual strength analysis
  • Fast evaluation of different variants


  • Early detection of vulnerabilities
  • Fewer and more targeted trials
  • Material saving


  • Simulation as a driver of innovation
  • Shorter development times
  • Optimized products

Please contact me personally


We will be happy to advise you on the development, optimization and automation of your simulation processes as well as on questions concerning your licenses and working with SIMULIA software.

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Rupp
CAE Software

+49 931 49708-183

Michael Nguyen
CAE Software

+49 931 49708-185