Simcenter Nastran’s powerful finite element solvers allows engineers to rapidly evaluate design concepts and be confident the design will work when the first physical prototype is tested.
Nastran has been the industry standard for finite element analysis for over 40 years. Manufacturers as well as engineering suppliers in aerospace, automotive, electronics, heavy machinery, medical device, and other industries rely on Simcenter Nastran software, formerly NX Nastran, for their critical engineering computing needs so they can produce safe, reliable and optimized designs within increasingly shorter design cycles.
Simcenter Nastran solves most structural analysis problems for linear and nonlinear analysis, dynamic response, rotor dynamics, aeroelasticity and optimization. The advantage to having all of these solutions available in a single solver is that input/ output file formats are the same for all solution types, greatly simplifying modeling processes.
Simcenter Nastran is available as a standalone solver or integrated with Simcenter 3D and Femap. It also gives you the flexibility to write your own applications and add your own custom analysis modules with the direct matrix abstraction program (DMAP). Shared memory parallel processing and distributed memory parallel processing allow complex models with tens of millions of nodes and elements to be solved efficiently.