About us

IMPETUS Afea is an expert company in computational mechanics. We offer advanced engineering services, as well as access to our unique finite element tool IMPETUS Afea Solver.

We are mainly active in offshore, automotive, fortification and aeronautics.


IMPETUS Afea was founded in 2006 by Arve Grønsund Hanssen in Flekkefjord, Norway. In 2007 Lars Olovsson, Arve Grønsund Hanssen and Jean Luc Lacome created the company group IMPETUS Afea. The company was initially focused on providing simulation expertise to offshore, defense and automotive industries.

Our key interest has always been transient dynamics and our combined experience from using, developing and repeatedly facing the shortcomings of existing explicit finite element codes soon made us decide to start working on a new simulation tool. The development of the IMPETUS Afea Solver was initiated in 2008, with robustness, accuracy and simplicity for the user as the guiding principles.

Our key strength is an ability to offer both the software and the expertise necessary to successfully analyse problems within the field of large deformation transient dynamics.