The Industry Standard Finite Element Solver for Stress and Structural Analysis
One Solver with Solutions for Simulating Product Performance
Characteristics of Structures and Mechanical Components
What is Simcenter Nastran?
Simcenter Nastran is a finite element (FE) solver for stress, vibration, buckling, structural failure, heat transfer, acoustics and aeroelasticity analyses.
Manufacturers as well as engineering suppliers in aerospace, automotive, electronics, heavy machinery, medical device, and other industries have relied on Simcenter Nastran software for their critical engineering computing needs for over 40 years. It allows them to produce safe, reliable and, optimized designs within increasingly shorter design cycles.
Simcenter Nastran is directly compatible to analyze composite structures, with individual ply representation.
Multiple Solutions – One Solver
Having all these solutions in one solver means that input/output file formats are the same for all solution types.
Simcenter Nastran Basic
Simcenter Nastran Advanced Bundle
Simcenter Nastran Add-On Analysis Modules
Material models that can be used include: elastic isotropic, elastic orthotropic, composites, gasket materials, elastic-plastic, hyperelastic, temperature dependent, nonlinear elastic and elastic creep.
Solution capabilities include: static solutions, dynamic solutions, creep analysis, load displacement control, and automatic time stepping. Surface contact capabilities include: single and double sided, self contact, all contact, friction models, offsets, and rigid and flexible contact surfaces.