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ADINA - Infinite Possibilities for Finite Element Analysis (FEM)

Top Reliability and Resilience

ADINA is powerful finite element software, built to help you solve the most difficult nonlinear problems involving geometric, material, and load nonlinearities, large deformations, and contact conditions.

ADINA includes various CAD/CAE interfaces to provide extensive capabilities for pre- and post-processing.

ADINA_Collapse analysis of pressurized pipe


For comprehensive safety and performance studies where reliability and resilience are of critical importance.

  • Advanced dynamics
  • 3D solid FEM
  • Buckling
  • Substructuring
  • Advanced Meshing for critical Joints and Sections
ADINA_frictional sliding of a prestressed concrete bridge girder

Versatile Stress Capabilities

Take advantage of versatile finite elements for solids, shells, beams, trusses, pipes, and special purpose applications. Material models are provided for metals, soils and rocks, plastics, rubber, fabrics, wood, ceramics, and concrete. Conduct linear and nonlinear analysis of 2D and 3D solid elements, structural elements such as truss, beam, pipe, shell, and spring, elements, fluid elements, acoustic elements, or user-defined elements.

Interactive Interface

Work with ease through an interactive graphical user interface for all your modeling and pre- and post-processing tasks. You can directly create or import model geometry from various CAD systems, including those that support Parasolid (NX, SolidEdge, and SolidWorks).

ADINA_Sloshing of an oil tank with the base subjected to horizontal ground motion
ADINBA_add-on modeler

Automatically generate Meshes

Automatically generate meshing for 3D elements, including mapped meshing that generates brick, wedge, or mixed free-form tetrahedral elements, and general 3D meshing for solids and fluids. Conduct 2D surface meshing for shells, plated, and 2D planar elements, as well as 1D elements, such as truss, beam, and pipe.

This image shows a 3D mesh generated on a Parasolid assembly featuring 114 bodies. 

The premier finite element program for nonlinear analysis, ADINA Structures and the ADINA User Interface, are used to solve the most difficult nonlinear problems, involving:

  • Geometric, material, and load nonlinearities
  • Large deformations
  • Contact conditions

Top Capabilities are:

  • State-of-the-Art Stress Capabilities: ADINA Structures
  • Analysis of  Multiple Element Types
  • Minimize CPU Time and Memory Requirements
  • Complete Pre- and Post-processing Capabilities with ADINA User Interface
  • Fully Automatic Mesh Generation

ADINA Advanced includes everything in ADINA, plus ADINA Thermal, and ADINA Thermo-Mechanical Coupling (TMC). It is used to solve the most challenging nonlinear structural and thermal problems involving:

  • Heat transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation
  • Heat generation due to friction
  • Time- and temperature-dependent material properties
  • Residual stress from welding
  • Latent heat effects (freezing and thawing)

ADINA Ultimate includes everything in ADINA Advanced, plus ADINA CFD, ADINA FSI, ADINA EM, ADINA Multiphysics, and the ADINA User Interface. Choose this software suite to solve your most challenging nonlinear problems involving:

  • Geometric, material, and load nonlinearities
  • Large deformations
  • Contact conditions
  • Heat transfer
  • Thermo-mechanical coupling
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Fluid structure interaction
  • Electromagnetics
  • Multiphysics

This add-on provides an interface to all parasolid-based CAD systems.

The ADINA user interface  offers a direct communication with the Parasolid® data structure.
Parasolid assemblies, which are collections of bodies, can be loaded into the ADINA Modeler. Matching faces of adjacent bodies can be linked so that compatible meshes are generated at the interfaces.

Parasolid® is a registered trademark of Siemens. 


Bentley Channel Partner

We concentrate on what we do best - making sophisticated non-linear behaviour easy to apply using intelligent software. Bentley Systems provides us with the powerful basis with ADINA. 
We are constantly working together to simplify our products even further.

Application and Histroy

Civil, structural, and mechanical engineers choose ADINA software for its authoritative veracity, including in analysis of buildings, bridges, stadiums, pressure vessels, dams, and tunnels. By virtue of the ADINA System’s integral robustness across disciplines, materials, and simulation domains (structures, mechanical, fluids, thermal, electromagnetic, and multi-physics), engineers use it to perform comprehensive safety and performance studies where reliability and resilience are of critical importance.

ADINA was founded in 1986 by Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe, professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a world-renowned leader in the field of finite element analysis and its applications.