Category - MSC Nastran


MSC Nastran 2019: Tackling the Most Difficult Problems of Tomorrow

The release of  MSC Nastran 2019.0 positions MSC Nastran to tackle the biggest and most difficult problems of tomorrow. In order to support large models with solid elements, MSC Nastran now supports five or thirteen noded transition Pyramid elements for mesh transition between different shaped solid elements. In this release, the added new FASTFR module …


Post Processing MSC Nastran Results in MSC Apex

The latest release of MSC Apex allows you to post process results from MSC Nastran. In this blog post, we discuss some brief examples and towards the end we cover the steps necessary to view MSC Nastran results in MSC Apex. Note that MSC Apex supports import of the HDF5 file (.h5) that is generated …


MSC Nastran 2019.0: Improved Accuracy Without Sacrificing Performance Speed

Join us to learn more about the exciting new capabilities available in MSC Nastran 2019.0, available in January, 2019. With the advances in electric car manufacturing, and quieter electric motor engines, high frequency Noises and Vibrations are becoming more prominent, which makes NVH calculations exponentially more expensive. In this release, we are introducing a new …


HDF5: A Useful Enhancement for MSC Nastran and Patran

Let’s face it, as FEA engineers we’ve all been in that situation where the finite element model has been prepared, boundary conditions have been checked and the model has been solved, but then it comes time to investigate the results. It’s not unusual on a large project to produce different outputs for different purposes: an …


Streamlined AVL Excite Workflow with MSC Nastran 2018.2

We are excited to announce the new release of MSC Nastran 2018.2, focused to deliver a better simulation workflow within the automotive and aerospace industries. FEA Simulations play a major role in design and development of complex automotive structures. They are cheaper, faster, and provide safer designs. While performing a Finite Element (FE) analysis is …


Using MSC Nastran’s Automatic Job Setting

Want to run a Nastran job in the shortest amount of time possible? MSC Nastran 2018.0 is featured with new Automatic Solver Selection methods that are designed to automatically select the optimal solver and parallelization methods for each model. Selects the best matrix or modal solver based on the analysis specifications (i.e. Casi solver is selected …

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