I do graduate work, so I'll have to work a FEM analysis.
What is the best software for FEM analysis
What would be your answer if I ask you which is the best anti-virus software?
Well you can name one over here, but I don't think so each one reading this answer will agree to that.
Same is true for software - any software - analysis software in this case. Different companies have provided different approaches to simulate products using software. Each one is better in some way than the others. It is purely a choice of requirement, sometimes budget, and even knowledge of it. But one thing is sure that no company can bet that their software gives 'the' accurate results. Believe me, no results from any software are accurate, they are just near to accurate.
So chose wisely!! :-)
The best is chosen on the basis of some criteria. Interface, Meshing, Degree of equation to solve are much more important. I don't think you can do Crash analysis in COSMOS leaving LS-DYNA! They all have their particular approach. Fluent & Flow simulation are both for CFD but Fluent is better than Flow Simulation (even if Fluent is typical to use).
for SolidWorks you can use Cosmos works. But this module you should install and Add-in
In my personal option there three software that I trust: Solidworks, Abaqus and Ansys; this three gives me suitable result, but I prefer Solidworks because is the easiest one to use…
There are lot many like ANSYS, autodesk multiphysics, nastran, abaqus etc...ansys costs more. :)
ANSYS, ALGOR, MECHANICA
if you know the theoretical knowledge of FEM, then ANSYS is preferred for accuracy. and ya hypermesh will boost up you precision.
I agree with Mr. Sahay Panchal.
But going by my experience, It changes with what kind of analysis you want to perform. Is it linear, dynamic, Non linear, thermal?
I personally prefer HyperWorks because I have HyperMesh along many solvers suiting the analysis type.
I can strongly recommend SimScale (www.simscale.com). It is a cloud-based tool where simulations can be set up on a browser. It does not need the hassle of licenses or installations. It allows structural, fluid and particle simulations.
SimScale offers a free version where one can get up to 3000 hours for computing. For the free version, the projects created are publicly available. However, if one would like to keep your project private, a professional version is also available. There is also a two-week free trial for the professional version of the platform.
The SimScale tutorials and materials provide easy to understand materials to help with usage of SimScale platform. In addition, you can explore the public projects database, where there are loads of projects already available. You can also write on their forum for help and assistance and they are quite active there too.