SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Vibration Fatigue Analysis Using MSC Nastran (PART1)
MSC Nastran embedded vibration fatigue life estimation, when used early in a development design cycle has the potential to greatly enhance product life as well as reduce testing and prototype costs, thus ensuring greater speed to market. This computationally efficient procedure provides life estimates orders of magnitude faster, with only a small fraction of system resources compared to traditional methods that are using Time domain. Frequency domain methods for structural analysis also offer superior qualitative information about structural response.
SimAcademy Webinar Series: How to Validate a CMS External Superelement
MSC Nastran allows for the creation of a reduced, matrix-based representation of a Finite Element Model. This reduced representation is referred to as a Superelement. When creating a Component Modal Synthesis version of the Superelement, there are 3 main considerations: What DOF go on the boundary, Should those boundary DOF be fixed or free, and How many component modes to retain This presentation will focus on how to validate that the reduced model represented by the Superelement appropriately represents the unreduced component. A particular form of Superelements, External Superelements, will be used.
SimAcademy Webinar Archive: Analysis Chaining in SOL400
This webinar discusses Analysis Chaining in Solution 400 between a nonlinear static analysis and a nonlinear transient dynamic analysis. A demonstration of the set up will be shown in Patran. Topics discussed in this webinar: SOL400 capabilities Analysis chaining Solution strategy for transient analysis (NLSTEP) Demonstration in Patran 2016.0 Alternate format of TABLED1 Common sources of error