Tag - MSC Nastran

9
Jul

Fundamentals of Dynamic Analysis | MSC Nastran

Overview In static structural analysis, it is possible to describe the operation of MSC Nastran without a detailed discussion of the fundamental equations. Due to the several types of dynamic analyses and the different mathematical form of each, some knowledge of both the physics of dynamics and the manner in which the physics is represented ...
3
Jul

Where can I learn more about MSC Nastran 2013?

MSC Nastran 2013 just came out, and I'm sure many of you would like to get ahead of the game by learning more. For a brief over view of the latest enhancements, you can read our MSC Nastran 2013 What's New Tech Brief. Technical descriptions of the enhancements can be found in the MSC Nastran ...
2
Jul

Making Meshing Easier with Permanent Glued Contact | MSC Nastran

Relevant engineering software: MSC Nastran Challenge: To further analysis of finite element models, there are times when a mesh must be refined or modified in some way. Refining a mesh requires a large amount of time: Defining mesh transitions Aligning nodes so they are coincident Splitting elements Creating separate and detailed analysis models Note the ...
21
Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – What is a Composite Material?

Question: What is a composite? Answer: One could write endlessly about this topic, but I’ve provided some basic information and a few FAQs to get you started. Composite: “A composite is a structural material that consists of two or more combined constituents that are combined at a macroscopic level and are not soluble in each ...
17
Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Example of Composite Failure Analysis by Using FEA

Topic: To conclude the last few posts on using FEA to analyze composites, I leave off with this example from Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure. PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF FAILURE ANALYSIS COMPARED WITH TEST RESULTS This work is an overview of some collaborative work performed with ...
17
Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Progressive Ply Failure Analysis (PFA)

Question: What is progressive ply failure analysis (PFA)? Answer: PFA is a type of analysis used to model the failure of a composite laminate on a layer by layer basis. From Andrew Main's Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure. This analysis approach allows the structure to ...
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