A series of advanced Simcenter Nastran solution capabilities are available as add-on modules to Femap, providing engineering desktop solutions for even the most advanced Nastran analysis.
Within Femap it is possible to directly define and control most aspects of the Simcenter Nastran simulation including solution options, specific job controls, load and constraint definition, model checking, and detailed result generation requests.
A comprehensive range of add-on modules allows the product to be configured to provide the functionality you need, allowing for great flexibility and scalability extending to the most advanced types of analysis that are able to handle the toughest engineering problems. Simcenter Nastran modules include:
Provides all of the capabilities that you will need in many instances, including linear statics, normal modes, buckling, steady-state and transient heat transfer, basic nonlinear, design sensitivity and unlimited problem size capabilities.
Enables product performance to be evaluated in both the time and frequency domains.
Includes Dynamics (see above), plus:
Superelements play a key role when solving very large and complex finite element models by decomposing larger structures into equivalent sets of smaller substructures.
Determine structural response from aerodynamic loading for static and flutter conditions.
Direct matrix abstraction programming (DMAP) is a unique Nastran programming capability that allows customers to expand Simcenter Nastran capabilities by writing their own applications and installing custom modules.
Distributed Memory Parallel (DMP)
DMP capabilities allow users to run Simcenter Nastran with multiple processors, which can reduce solve time for large solutions.
Determine optimal design parameters with sizing optimization capabilities.
Facilitates large deformation; supports nonlinear materials, time-dependent loads, deformable and rigid contact. Provides nonlinear time integration for impact analysis.
Predicts the dynamic response of rotating systems such as shafts, turbines and propellers to determine critical shaft speeds.
Structural Analysis Toolkit
Saves postprocessing time by organizing results data and calculating additional results quantities.
Desktop Extension removes checksum control, allowing the user to manually edit input files and run the analysis independently of Femap.