Structural Analysis

MSC Software continues its 50 year long history by consistently developing best-in-class structural analysis tools for all types of engineering applications

Structural Analysis

MSC Software가 세계 최초의 구조 해석 프로그램 Nastran을 개발한지 약 50 년이 지났습니다. MSC Software는 오랜 역사를 계승해, 현재도 공학 전분야에 응용할 수 있는 최고의 구조해석
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MSC Software는 전문가와 전문 설계자, 중간 정도의 경험자는 물론 새로운 엔지니어까지, 모든 사용자의 요구에 부응하는 고성능 FEA 솔루션 제품군을 제공합니다. 이들 솔루션들은 가상 시험을 통해 제품에 대한 깊은 통찰을 할 수 있도록 도와, 엔지니어들이 기업의 비즈니스 과제를 해결할 수 있게 해줍니다. MSC의 구조해석 프로그램을 사용하는 엔지니어는 다양한 설계를 평가할 수 있기 때문에 제품을 물리적으로 만들기 전에 최종 설계에서 소정의 요건들이 충족되었는지에 대한 확신을 가질 수 있습니다.

단일 부품에서부터 대규모 복합 시스템까지, 또한 선형 정적 문제에서 고급 비선형 동적 문제까지, 전방위적인 MSC 제품의 구조해석 능력은 고객의 비즈니스를 성장시키고, 비용 최적화를 가능하게 하며, 또한 목표를 달성할 수 있게 지원합니다.

MSC Software 제품은 다양한 구조해석에 사용되고 있습니다:
  • 정적 응력 해석
  • 선형 동적 해석
  • 비선형 해석
  • 다물체 동역학
  • 멀티 피직스, 유체-구조 연성해석, 열-기계 연성해석
  • 다분야 통합 해석
  • 최적화
  • 선형 및 동적 해석
  • 열 해석
  • 고급 재료 모델링
  • 복합재 해석
  • 수퍼엘리먼트
  • 컴퓨터 다중 연산 (DMP, SMP, GPU)
  • FEA 및 다물체동역학 통합 해석

산업체 적용사례:
  • Aerospace and Defense: 항공기 동체 응력 및 진동, 랜딩 기어 및 브레이크 시스템 응력 및 진동, 항공기 구조 시스템 해석, 항공기 서브시스템 및 부품 개발, 복합재 구조
  • Automotive: 차량 시스템, 차체, 트림바디, 샤시, 파워트레인, 도어, 후드, 트렁크 리드, 공조 시스템 및 부품, 내외장 부품들에 대한 강성, 내구, 진동소음, 차량의 충돌 및 안전도 개발: 에어백 전개, 차량 충돌, 루프 찌그러짐, 음향 엔지니어링, 내/외장 음향
  • Consumer Products and Packaging:동력장치 진동소음, 유리 성형, 열 성형, 인발, 블로우 몰딩, 열간 삽입, 병에 유체 봉입 해석, 보온병, 조리 기구, 스토브, 스포츠 용품 진동소음, 강성, 내구성, 복합재
  • Electronics: 전기-열-기계적 미세 가진기, MEMS 기계, 납땜, PCB 냉각, 초음파 모터, 구조 솔레노이드 가진기, 충격 및 낙하시험, 진동, 응력, 피로
  • Energy: 냉각 파이프, 상변환기, 주울 가열기, 전기 박리, 콘덴서, 스위치, 차단기, 발전기 진동 및 음향,풍력 발전기 날개 및 동력 전달장치 강성, 진동, 음향
  • Heavy Equipment and Machinery: 음향 및 진동 해석, 복합재 및 탄성체 회복, 용융, 절삭, 롤링 등 재료 프로세싱
  • Medical: 혈류 해석, 유체 백, 레이저 용접, 심장 및 기타 근육들, 제세동기,맥박 조정기, 인공 밸브, 보철, 인공관절, 약 전달
  • Shipbuilding:유체 수송 및 슬로싱, 사고 조사, 수중 폭발, 아크 용접, 음향 탐지, 객실 소음, 외부 방사소음
Advanced modeling for material damage and failure

Detailed composite layups for impact simulation

MSC Software provides capabilities for modeling very broad spectrum of material types to meet the needs of many industries. Advanced Material modeling capabilities include:

  • Metals, plastics, rubbers, foam, composites, fluid, soil, reinforced concrete, rock and more
  • Composite laminates with per ply and stacking definitions
  • Combined thermal structural material models for multi discipline simulation
  • Extensive failure and yield models
  • Time, rate and temperature dependent material properties
  • Properties for De-lamination, crack propagation
  • Creep
  • Tabulated material properties
Stress in a hospital bed frame

Tapered rolling simulation

Stress in a lower control arm

MSC Software develops tools with a wealth of capabilities that span numerous analysis types. Primary analysis types include:

  • Linear and nonlinear analysis
  • Static and dynamic analysis
  • Buckling analysis
  • Steady state, transient, frequency response, modal, and acoustic analysis
  • Multiphysics and multidiscipline analysis
  • High velocity and impact analysis
  • Damage, Failure, and wear analysis

MSC has been developing and delivering leading solution technologies for engineers over the last 50 years, often being driven by feeback from engineers. MSC carries a reputation of developing some of the industries' most advanced and reliable structural analysis programs.

900M DOF body-in-white model

Vehicle system assembly for interior acoustics

Complex structural systems and large assemblies require special capabilities for efficient and accurate analysis. MSC offers industry proven, high performance technology and methodologies for correctly and efficiently modeling and studying these types of models. These include:

  • Techniques for correctly modeling welded, glued, and fastened assemblies, as well as jointed connections
  • ACMS – Automated Component Mode Synthesis for faster, parallelized dynamic analysis of large models
  • External Superelements for use in assembly process – Superelements enable logical partitioning of a full-vehicle and reuse of component information helping reduce solution time
  • Robust 3D contact analysis to account for elaborate assembly interactions

MSC has developed and implemented some of the most efficient and accurate solver techniques and methods available. These programs can take advantage of the latest in shared memory parallel and distributed memory parallel high performance computing platforms, to help solve some of the largest and most difficult structural systems problems seen.

Automated reporting

Structural finite element mesh

MSC Software offers a comprehensive set of finite element modeling and analysis software that allow engineers, designers, and structural analysts to complete the analysis process from CAD to CAE Report. Key capabilities include:

  • Standalone or CAD embedded CAE modeling and analysis environments
  • Multi CAD import and native CAD access
  • Geometry creation and editing
  • Mid-surface extraction and geometry cleanup
  • Advanced solid and shell meshing tools and algorithms for linear and higher order HEX, TET, QUAD, TRIA and BEAM elements
  • 3D contact analysis
  • Material modeling including composite layups
  • Extensive toolsets for creating and assigning loads and boundary conditions
  • Analysis setup and job submission
  • Static and animated plots and charts for structural deformations, stresses, strains, and failure with scalar and vector quantities
  • Macro and template creation for automated simulation process and reporting
Topology optimization


During the design and development stage of the Product Development (PD) process, the goal is to identify the best design to meet a number of different requirements. This requires the ability to identify the feasible design space, and then to develop the best or optimum design. MSC offers solutions to help address design improvement and optimization through gradient based shape, size and topology techniques for structural component or systems and multi-run techniques to help understand the global behavior of a design, giving confidence that a robust design is delivered.

Integrated motion–structure simulation for vibration analysis

Integrated motion–structure simulation for durability analysis

Aircraft ditch in water with airbags

Obtaining correct loading and boundary conditions for a structural simulation can be challenging. The quality of the result of a simulation is directly related to the quality of the inputs. When it is difficult to obtain good loads and boundary conditions it is often best to rely on other CAE simulations to generate that information. This is where multidiscipline, coupled and chained simulations can both simplify the process of re-using simulation data, and improve the overall simulation fidelity, which in turn improves the quality of and confidence in the simulation. Here are some examples of how MSC’s solutions can improve your simulation capabilities:

  • Motion-Structure Integration:predictions by using flexible bodies in a multibody dynamics simulation; vehicle and aircraft frame/structure fatigue, fatigue life of the read/write heads on a computer hard disk drive
  • Coupled thermal-structural analysis can give more accurate stress results when accounting for both the thermal loads and the structural loads simultaneously - combined friction and pressure loading of brake disk and rotor
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI)- coupled solution provides more accurate fluid flow simulation when deformed structure is considered, and structure loading is more correctly applied on affected surfaces – tire hydroplaning; airbag deployment; blood flow over an artificial valve
  • Chained structural simulations will provide more accurate analysis for example by applying pre-loads/pre-stress before event simulation – aircraft engine blade-out simulation; automotive engine modal analysis
Repeatable process for bottle top load simulation

Simulation portal for managing and tracking simulation processes, history and content

In addition to being able to simulate structural behavior using CAE, many engineers and managers are concerned with making sure the simulation process is repeatable, to ensure high confidence results and enable process improvement, and also that it can be re-done quickly to support design studies and shorten product development time. A side effect of this ability to support higher engineering throughput is that it generates more information that should be tracked and managed. MSC provides next generation solutions for to help capture, author, and manage your CAE processes and content, helping to get the most out of your CAE strategy and investments.

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