coFEA Initiative

What is CoFEA?

CoFEA is an initiative that aims to bring open-source simulation software closer to the industry problems. Even though CoFEA itself sounds like the magic drink which drives engineering minds, it is a combination of the words cooperation and Finite Element Analysis. That links with the goals of this project which are:

  • raise awareness of available open-source simulation software

  • increase confidence in using this software by testing it with benchmarks and real-life problems

  • develop Python tools and scripts to make usage easier and simpler

  • gather information on how to set up the simulation environment correctly

How to contribute?

There are plenty of ways on how you could contribute:

  • if you know how to use simulation software then you can help to make models

  • if you posses programming skills then you can help to develop CoFEA Meshpresso converter

  • if you are good at writing then you can help with writing the docs

  • finally, if you don’t think you have anything from the above, but you are eager to learn just let us know!

Important

If you posses some old FEA models which are validated experimentally and you could share them - do let us know! We will give them another life by checking them once again in the open-source software.

In any situation that you would like to contact us at cofea.project(at)gmail.com

License

Copyright (c) 2021, CoFEA Team All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgement: This product includes software developed by the CoFEA Team.

  4. Neither the name of the CoFEA Team nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY CoFEA Team ‘’AS IS’’ AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL CoFEA Team BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.