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Femap with Simcenter Nastran

femap-nxnastranA 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:

Base module

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.

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Enables product performance to be evaluated in both the time and frequency domains.

Download Simcenter Nastran Dynamics

Advanced Bundle

Includes Dynamics (see above), plus:

  • Superelements

    Superelements play a key role when solving very large and complex finite element models by decomposing larger structures into equivalent sets of smaller substructures.

    Download Simcenter Nastran Superelements

  • Aeroelasticity

    Determine structural response from aerodynamic loading for static and flutter conditions.

    Download Simcenter Nastran Aeroelasticity

  • DMAP

    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.

    Download Simcenter Nastran DMAP

  • Distributed Memory Parallel (DMP)

    DMP capabilities allow users to run Simcenter Nastran with multiple processors, which can reduce solve time for large solutions.

    Download Simcenter Nastran DMP


Determine optimal design parameters with sizing optimization capabilities.

Download Simcenter Nastran Optimization

Advanced Nonlinear

Facilitates large deformation; supports nonlinear materials, time-dependent loads, deformable and rigid contact. Provides nonlinear time integration for impact analysis.

Download Simcenter Nastran Multistep Nonlinear – Solution 401/402

Download Simcenter Nastran Advanced Nonlinear – Solution 601/701

Rotor Dynamics

Predicts the dynamic response of rotating systems such as shafts, turbines and propellers to determine critical shaft speeds.

Download Simcenter Nastran Rotor Dynamics

Structural Analysis Toolkit

Saves postprocessing time by organizing results data and calculating additional results quantities.

Download Simcenter Nastran Structural Analysis Toolkit

Desktop Extension

Desktop Extension removes checksum control, allowing the user to manually edit input files and run the analysis independently of Femap.