Impact is an explicit Finite Element Program Suite which simulates dynamic impact events. It has a range of elements, contact handling and different material laws. Models can be created, solved and analyzed with the included pre- and postprocessor. Impact is based on an Explicit Time stepping algorithm. These kind of codes are used to simulate dynamic phenomena such as car crashes and similar, usually involving large deformations.
- Nonlinear simulation with contact and nonlinear material
- Support elastic, elastoplastic and thermoelastoplastic materials
- Integrated environment, preprocessor - processor (solver) - postprocessor
- Support GiD preprocessor via Impact interface module
Easy UI, and easy to run on Windows and Linux due to Java. Shows a lot of potential and promise. GUI looks a bit like old Java, needs a refresh. 3D rotation/zooming a bit unintuitive, and varies depending on which 3D window, would be nice if this was tidied up.
good n reduce cost
Very impressed so far. The project is a great idea. Commercial software is overpriced and inaccessible...this is more promising!