Finite Element Analysis

FEHT provides an environment for solving complex two-dimensional problems in heat transfer, electric currents, electrostatics, magnetostatics, potential flow, and bio-heat transfer using finite element techniques. The program provides an intuitive graphical interface for problem definition and output which a novice can quickly master. FEHT is designed for both instruction and the practicing engineer. 
Downloading the Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP version

Students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin may copy FEHT for use on their personal computers. (Others should see http://http://fchartsoftware.com/feht/.) Download both the setup_feht.exe and feht.dft files to a folder or floppy disk. Execute setup_feht.exe and follow the instructions. After FEHT is successfully installed, you may delete the setup_feht.exe file as it is no longer needed. Finally, copy the feht.dft file to the feht installation directory.

You can download the FEHT manual in Acrobat PDF form.  You will need Adobe Acrobat to read this manual.


FEHT is an acronym for Finite Element Heat Transfer. FEHT was originally designed to facilitate the numerical solution of steady-state and transient two-dimensional conduction heat transfer problems. However, the fundamental equations describing conduction heat transfer, bio-heat transfer, potential flow, steady electric currents, electrostatics, and scalar magnetostatics are similar. The current version of FEHT has been designed to solve problems in all of these disciplines. Versions of FEHT have been developed for the Apple Macintosh series computers and for PC compatible computers using the Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT operating systems. 

Operates on all Macintosh and Windows based computers 
Supports color and math-coprocessor 
Graphical problem definition 
Zoom and drawing template import features 
Cartesian and cylindrical coordinates 
English and SI units 
Steady-state and transient problems 
Triangular finite elements 
Automatic mesh reduction 
Time-dependent boundary conditions 
Potential (e.g., temperature) dependent BC's 
Time, potential and position dependent properties 
Graphical output e.g., color contours, flux, flow 
Numerical output option 
Up to 12,000 nodes 
Extremely fast execution 
Presentation-quality output 

For more information please see the F-Chart Software web site.