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What is Fatigue Analysis? | MSC Nastran

What is Fatigue? The first concept to understand before embarking on this tutorial is the definition of the term fatigue within the confines of this guide. Very often the terms Fatigue, Fracture, and Durability are used interchangeably. Each does, however, convey a specific meaning. Although many definitions can be applied to the word, for the …


NVH – What are porous materials and how are they related to automotive applications?

Improve NVH analysis with MSC Nastran Poro Elastic Materials (PEM). Contact us to learn more.    I wanted to do some research so I can better explain what porous materials are and their relevancy to the automotive industry. Luckily, I found this gem of a paper by Hörlin. What is a Porous Material? 1.2 Modeling of porous materials …


Fatigue Analysis – 3 things to know about MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue

Time for faster fatigue analysis, join us in California in July or contact us to learn more about NEF.  MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue (NEF) offers a significantly improved way of fatigue analysis. When the traditional method and NEF were used to perform a fatigue analysis on this example, there were 3 significant benefits gained from using NEF for fatigue analysis. 96,793 nodes, 580,758 …


Highlights from the 2013 MSC Software Users Conference

Last week 370 of the best minds in engineering came together to celebrate MSC Software's 50th Anniversary. The conference was especially important as it marked the Beginning of a New Era for MSC as continued leaders in the CAE industry. Thank you to all the attendees, partners, and presenters who came to join us! In …


Fatigue Based Optimization – MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue Case Study – Shock Tower

Sign Up For A Free MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue Seminar It is currently a great challenge performing fatigue analysis on FE models of moderate size, say 1-2 million DOF or more.  Utilizing the new MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue (NEF), engineers will be able to unite fatigue life calculations and SOL200, Design Optimization and Sensistitivy Analysis, and may use MSC Nastran to …


Fatigue Analysis – Top Fatigue Analysis References

Learn about MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue Question: What are some top fatigue analysis references? Answer: After posing the question to engineers on Linkedin, here is a list of recommended references. Title Author Url ANALYSIS AND SUPPORT INITIATIVE FOR STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY Pegg C. Miedlar, Alan P. Berens, Allan Gudnerson, and J.P. Gallagher Link Fatigue & Durability of Metals at …

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