Engineering analysis software is designed to model, analyze, and predict responses and interactions for various applications, including materials engineering; structural, chemical and biological processes; and electronic and computer system performance. There are many different types of products. Examples include modal analysis software, structural engineering software, civil engineering software, biological engineering software, and system analysis software. Many other types of engineering analysis software are also available.
Modal analysis software is engineering analysis software that provides data resulting from the interactions of various components within a system, such as how a building vibrates when exposed to different natural frequencies. Modal analysis provides feedback on how engineering systems are likely to respond to different modes or states. Modal analysis is also useful in vibration and seismic studies, and fatigue analysis in structural systems.
Structural engineering software is engineering analysis software that include modules for finite element modeling, spreadsheet integration, computer-aided design (CAD), and visual representation features that can produce three-dimensional (3D) models. Similarly, civil engineering software provides tools for computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting, and also includes features for analyzing coordinate geometry, surfaces, topology, grading, and pipe layout.
Other engineering analysis software packages allows engineers to take a project from conception to design and testing. Engineers can subject their conceptual designs to a variety of physical forces including pressure, temperature, shock, and even crashes to study the damage that results. Some biological engineering software can even model the physical and mechanical aspects of muscle, heart, and nerve tissues in the body for determining surgical alternatives.
Engineering analysis software includes system analysis software specific to systems such as cryogenic, pneumatic, electrical, or power and comes with modules crucial to those systems. Computer system analysis software provides automated monitoring and reporting of an organization’s servers, network, and computer infrastructure. System analysis software allows information technology (IT) personnel to plan for configuration updates, monitor virus activity, or track usage and throughput. Reverse engineering software is a set of specialized tools that developers use to analyze an existing computer program. These tools include disassemblers, decompilers, and debuggers to take apart and analyze existing binary code.