MSC Nastran is the premiere finite element analysis solver from MSC Software that continues to be the selected choice by engineers for over 40 years.
From the high performance computing capability to the high degree of certainty it delivers, MSC Nastran is engineered to give you a heightened awareness of how your products will behave.
- Accurately and quickly predict complex product behavior.
- Find design conflicts early in the design cycle.
- Reduce the number of design changes.
- Make trade off studies for performance and reliability.
Given the large costs associated with product recalls and warranties, fatigue analysis is a critical part of product development. Large investments are continuously made to give engineers better insight into fatigue related behavior early in the product development process.
Most fatigue life predictions involve a significant amount of time and effort to perform, due in part to a fragmented solution procedure, but MSC Nastran features a new embedded fatigue capability that delivers fatigue life results faster.
In one example of an automotive wheel carrier, the common fatigue approach took 8 hours and 11 minutes, but with MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue, the process took 38 minutes. That is a 12x speed up.
In addition, MSC Nastran’s optimization technologies can be used to maximize product performance, i.e. minimize product weight while meeting fatigue life targets. In one case, optimization led to design changes resulting in a mass savings of 13% and an increase of life from 105 to 108 cycles.
MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue capabilities include:
Developing the best performing products is a common objective held by every engineer, but achieving this objective is not simple when multiple design variables, constraints, and objectives must be considered. MSC Nastran helps achieve this objective by offering numerous optimization capabilities that actively search for the best design given a design space. Use MSC Nastran to:
MSC’s integrated solution for linear and nonlinear calculations facilitates reuse of models which saves a lot of time in pre- processing and enables us to standardize the data exchange formats for body models when collaborating with other departments or external suppliers”
- Sylvain Calmels Manager
PSA Peugeot Citroën