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 will perform this operation using SMP-parallel kernels.
MSC Nastran 2019.0 also improves its market leading rotordynamics capabilities by improving convergence characteristics of its nonlinear harmonics solution (SOL 128). We have also focused on improving our output quality for nonlinear analysis (SOL 400) by introducing Monitor Points for SOL 400, improved output for composite analysis, and contact model check feature. Watch the webinar below to learn about all the latest features!