NX Nastran 10 - The Premier FEA Solver for Structural Simulation
Major manufacturers worldwide rely on NX Nastran for their critical engineering computing needs to produce safe, reliable and optimised designs within increasingly shorter design cycle times. For over 40 years, Nastran has been the analysis solution of choice in almost every major industry including aerospace, defense, automotive, shipbuilding, heavy machinery, medical and consumer products – an industry standard for the computer-aided analysis of stress, vibration, structural failure/durability, heat transfer, noise/acoustics and flutter/aero-elasticity.
NX Nastran is a standalone solution for the extended enterprise. Typically running on networked server CPUs, NX Nastran supports multiple users, multiple sites and/or multiple finite element pre- and post-processing applications, whether supplied by Siemens PLM Software or other CAE solution providers.
NX Nastran is ideal for customers who need a single flexible, robust and cost-effective finite element solver solution that is able to support a wide range of product performance simulation processes. It provides a high degree of interoperability with a large number of CAE applications and ensures a common simulation backbone across a wide variety of user needs and throughout the entire digital prototyping process. This ensures that all simulation results are consistent and readily accessible to all CAE users within an enterprise with the minimum of analysis re-work. Siemens offers NX Nastran in these solutions.
The core subset of NX Nastran and includes a robust suite of linear statics, normal modes, buckling analyses and heat transfer capabilities.
Provides the capability to analyse FE models with nonlinear behaviour due to contacting parts, material nonlinearities and/or geometric nonlinearities (large deformations). An add-on module to NX Nastran-Basic, the Advanced Nonlinear solver is based on an integration of the well-known and highly regarded ADINA implicit and explicit solvers with NX Nastran.
Calculates forced dynamic response to inputs (loads or motions) that vary with time or frequency.
Plays a key role when solving very large and complex finite element models by decomposing larger structures into smaller substructures called superelements.
Programming capability that allows customers to expand NX Nastran with their own applications and custom modules.
Relieves the burden of improving product designs by automating the iterative process of comparing performance against specifications.
Aeroelasticity simulates structural models in the presence of an air stream. Distributed Memory Parallel (DMP) functionality enables the execution of extremely large models by utilising the simultaneous processing capabilities of the latest multi-processor platforms and environments including workstation clusters. NX Nastran provides dramatically improved performance scalability up through 64 parallel CPUs. DMP is available as an add-on to NX Nastran- Basic and is included as part of the NX Nastran- Advanced bundle.
A new dynamic analysis capability that enables engineers to develop designs that operate away from the critical unstable operating speeds of rotating systems.
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