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Course Title: (NAS101) Seminar Class:

Basics MSC Nastran Linear Static and Normal Modes Analysis


The purpose of this seminar is to introduce the new MSC.Nastran user to the basic text input requirements
for linear static and normal modes analysis of structures. Many important features of MSC.Nastran are
illustrated with numerous example problems. MSC.Nastran data structure and element library, modeling practices, model debugging, and guidelines for efficient solutions are discussed. This seminar
(or NAS120) provides the foundation required for intermediate and advanced MSC Nastran applications.

Topics

Day One

  • Introduction to MSC and MSC.Nastran

  • Introduction to finite element theory

  • Introduction to finite element modeling

  • Terminology

  • Classes of input/output

  • Modeling guidelines

  • Overview of MSC.Nastran input data

  • Input formats

  • General data structure

  • Executive control section

  • MSC.Nastran solution sequences

  • Case control section

  • Output requests

  • Data selection

  • Subcase definition

  • Bulk data section

  • Coordinate systems

  • Geometry

  • Constraints

  • Material properties

  • Elements

Day Two

  • Output requests

  • Data selection

  • Subcase definition

  • Bulk data section (continued)

  • Coordinate systems

  • Geometry

  • Constraints

  • Material properties

  • Elements

Day Three

  • Intermediate modeling practices

  • Set notations

  • Rigid elements

  • Model debugging

  • Symmetry

  • Modeling recommendations

  • Parameters

Day Four

  • Natural frequencies and normal modes

  • Governing equations

  • Methods of computation

  • MSC.Nastran entries for normal modes analysis

  • Buckling theory

  • MSC.Nastran entries for buckling analysis

  • Introduction to the file management section

  • Restarts

  • Databases

  • Overview of advanced capabilities (as time permits)

Duration

  • 4 Days

Prerequisites

  • A basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials is highly recommended

  • No previous finite element analysis experience is required