**Simulation and analysis**

In order to accurately evaluate any smart material or system a reliable form of analysis is essential. Many such systems exist as commercial products, a number of which are used by the OTH Regensburg. These include:

Finite Element Systems: Comsol Multiphysics, Ansys Maxwell.

Mathematical/Systems: MathWorks MatLab-Simulink, GNU Octave.

Electrical/Electronic: CadSoft Eagle, LT Spice.

Mechanical: Autodesk AutoCAD, Siemens Solid Edge, and others.

Mechatronic: Simulation-X.