What FEA software is capable of simulating static studies on orthotropic materials such as wood? I must be able to define mechanical properties in X,Y and Z. I would also like to have access to failure criteria such as tsai-hill or tsai-wu and probably even other custom criteria. My company uses solid edge simulation at the moment but i have not found a way to account for orthotropic materials, I also tried solidworks simulation on my side and I was able to perform most of what i need but i want to consider any additional options before i make a recommendation to my company to shift to a new software. Any hints or advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
Any of the major FEA systems (Nastran, Abaqus, Ansys, Adina, Comsol, etc) can do this. If you have a fairly limited requirements (e.g. only linear statics), look for the vendor with the cheapest entry-level or student-level version of the code which includes orthotropic material models.