Tag - Patran

17
Jun

Patran Fields

Fields in Patran are used whenever you need to define variable (non-constant) data. Applications include material properties, element properties, or load variations as a function of time, frequency, or spatial position. Fields are also helpful to map results between dissimilar meshes. Practical uses are briefly described below.

14
Jun

Nonlinear Analysis in MSC Nastran to Reduce Design Bottlenecks

Sporadic use of advanced finite element analysis (FEA) software, such as nonlinear analysis by design engineers, can result in either excessive refresher training time or a bottleneck while in the queue for an analyst. The cause is a result of different types of solvers requiring different models. Commercially available translators can help, but still require significant amounts of cleanup. However, by integrating solvers in MSC Nastran’s SOL 600, the same model in the familiar MSC Nastran format can be used for both liner and MSC Marc nonlinear analysis.

4
Apr

Patran Tip – Displaying IDs: Solid 1.4, Surface 4.2, etc.

Question: I need to apply a pressure to face Solid 1.4, how can I display this ID on the viewport? Answer: Go to Utilities>Display>Geometry Free Faces/Edges… and check on Free Faces, Free Edges, or Free Vert. and Face Label. Want to expand your knowledge? Watch a SimAcademy webinar. SimAcademy webinars teach you how to use ...
4
Apr

Patran Tip – Identify Entity IDs On-the-fly

Question: How do I get ID numbers to appear on an entity as I move my mouse over them? Answer: Go to Preferences>Picking and check on “Label Highlighting.” Whenever you hover over an entity, the ID becomes visible. Want to expand your knowledge? Watch a SimAcademy webinar. SimAcademy webinars teach you how to use the ...
28
Jan

Patran Tip – Group Transform: Translate, Rotate, Mirror, and more

Question: Is there a way to easily rotate a group of elements? Answer:Yes, you can “transform” groups such that you translate, rotate, scale, mirror, and more. In addition, the associated boundary conditions and element properties are carried over. You can use the tool as follows: Option 1: In the model tree, you can right click on ...
11
Jan

Patran Tip – Student Tutorials

Question: Where can I find Patran tutorials for students? Answer: You can find 30 Patran tutotrials on our YouTube channel. Here is a list. Tutorials 6-30 are referenced from page 305 of this document Patran 2012.2 Reference Manual Part 6: Results Post Processing. Installation of the Student Edition Patran Home Tab Tools Overview Bending Stresses in a ...
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