StressRefine Software

StressRefine is a p-adaptive finite element code designed to read finite element meshes and automatically extract more accurate stresses by performing higher-order analysis. It can also perform global-local (or “breakout”) analysis on large models by isolating a region of interesting, applying the displacements from the finite element results as boundary conditions on the interface between the breakout region and the rest of the model, and reanalyzing the local region with higher polynomial orders.


Docs include quick overview (readmefirst), description (StressRefine), user’s guide, theory manual, validation manual, and installation guide

Software Download

StressRefine executable is a free version that works with Nastran model (.bdf or .dat) and result files (.op2 or .f06)

Download and run “stressRefineSetup.exe” to install the software. This installation file will

Sample Files For StressRefine

See the folder Sample Files for individual samples or download all from (185 Mb)