In this class you will be exposed to different ways of using contact in MSC Nastran's Linear Static and Normal Modes solutions. This includes setting up contact bodies, both touching and glued contact, and interpretation of results. Patran is used for pre- and post-processing.
NAS120 (Linear Static Analysis Using MSC Nastran and Patran) or PAT301 (Introduction to Patran), NAS101A (Linear Static and Normal Modes Analysis using MSC Nastran), and NAS101B (Advanced Linear Analysis using MSC Nastran) or equivalent.
The above concepts are reinforced with various case studies and workshops.
Concepts of Contact in Linear MSC Nastran Analysis
Defining and Creating Contact Bodies
Fundamental Contact Controls to Obtain Convergence in Linear Analysis