NAS133 - Contact Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran

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In this class, you will be exposed to different ways of using contact in MSC Nastran and Patran. This includes setting up contact bodies, both touching and glued contact, and interpretation of results.

Length: 
2 days
Pre-requisites : 
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.
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The above concepts are reinforced with various case studies and workshops.

  • Day 1
    • Introduction to Contact Analysis
    • Defining and Creating Contact Bodies
    • Job Setup
    • Discussion of Contact Detection
    • Describing the Importance of Various Contact Search Options and Strategies
    • Defining Touching and Glued Contact
  • Day 2
    • Discussion of Glued Contact Status
    • Identifying Glued Contact Grounding and Modeling Issues
    • Specifying Contact Separation Control
    • Discussion of Various Parameters for Quadratic Contact
    • Additional nonlinear solution output - NLOPRM
    • RBEs and MPCs with Glued Contact
    • Setting up Interference Fit