About ADINA R & D

History & Founder

The development of ADINA was started, and the foundation established, by Dr. K.J. Bathe in 1974. Soon thereafter, in 1975, Dr. K.J. Bathe joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1986, he founded ADINA R&D, Inc. for fostering the development of the ADINA system. He is a leading world-renowned researcher in the field of finite element analysis who has authored several textbooks and numerous journal papers. Dr. Bathe leads the development of the ADINA system.


To provide a unified software system for comprehensive finite element analysis of structures, heat transfer, fluids, electromagnetics, fluid-structure interactions and multiphysics

We fulfill our mission through the in-house development of all the ADINA programs. Our focus is to create value for our users by offering reliable and comprehensive analysis capabilities with excellent technical support. Our customer base, worldwide, includes major companies in the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, construction, defense, forming, high tech, mechanical, nuclear and oil & gas industries, as well as many universities and research institutes.


The ADINA System is chosen by many organizations throughout the world for many reasons:

  • Unified system for structures, heat transfer, CFD, EM, FSI and multiphysics
    Structural, thermal, fluids, electromagnetics, fluid-structure interaction and multiphysics analysis capabilities are integrated in a unified program system, making modeling convenient and efficient.

  • Interfaces to CAD programs and many third party pre- and post-processors
    ADINA interfaces to I-DEAS NX, Femap, Nastran, EnSight, and many CAD programs using the Parasolid kernel, Open Cascade kernel and IGES interface.

  • Diverse customer base
    The broad customer base provides the impetus for continuous advancement of the program capabilities to address a wide range of engineering problems.

  • Sound theoretical basis
    ADINA is based on a strong theoretical foundation.

  • Extensively cited in books and publications
    Many publications cite the results obtained from ADINA analyses, making these a rich resource for users looking to apply ADINA in both traditional and innovative applications.

  • State-of-the-art performance and reliability
    Thorough and intensive testing based on our extensive experience contributes to the excellent performance and unrivaled reliability of the programs.

  • Excellent technical support
    Our development staff all hold advanced degrees in engineering disciplines, and their shared skills and insight are the same strengths that drive our customer support.

  • Worldwide distribution network
    Interested parties worldwide can license the ADINA programs directly from us. The programs can also be licensed through our international network of distributors.

  • Attractive pricing
    Competitive pricing and flexible licensing options give you the ability to solve a wide range of engineering problems at a reasonable cost.

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