NASTRAN

Chapter 1:  Introduction

  • Overview
  • Background of Finite Element Analysis
  • Stress and Strain Review
  • Linear Analysis
  • Non-Linear Analysis
  • Dynamic Response
  • Heat Transfer Review
  • Impact Analysis
  • Buckling Analysis
  • Composite Materials
  • Fatigue
  • Advanced Dynamic Analysis

Chapter 2: The Nastran User Interface

  • Autodesk Nastran Model Tree
  • Analysis and Model Sub-Trees
  • Autodesk Nastran Ribbon
  • Autodesk Nastran File
  • Solution Types

Chapter 3: Using Autodesk Nastran In-CAD I – Loads and Boundary Conditions

  • Creating and Importing Geometry
  • Loads and Constraints
  • Boundary Conditions
  • Connectors

Chapter 4: Using Autodesk Nastran In-CAD II – Meshing

  • Meshing Basics
  • Meshing Options
  • Element Type Overview
  • One Dimensional Elements
  • Two Dimensional Elements
  • Three Dimensional Elements
  • Plate Theory and Assumptions
  • Refinement Options
  • Mesh Convergence Testing

Chapter 5: Results and Post-Processing

  • Deformed Shapes
  • Result Contours
  • Reaction Force Summation
  • Animations
  • Mesh Refinement

Chapter 6: Contact Modeling

  • Contact Definitions
  • Automatic Contact Settings
  • Manual Contact Settings
  • Cast Lever Examples

Chapter 7: Beams and Buckling

  • Creating 1D and 2D Element Structures
  • Buckling Analysis

Chapter 8: Thermal Stress

Chapter 9: Bolted Connections

Chapter 10: Dynamic Analysis

  • Dynamic Analysis Review
  • Modal Analysis
  • Frequency Response
  • Transient Analysis
  • Dynamic Fatigue Analysis

Chapter 11: Non-Linear Analysis

  • Non-Linear Analysis Assumptions
  • Non-Linear Large Displacement Analysis
  • Non-Linear Material Analysis
  • Non-Linear Transient (Impact) Analysis

Chapter 12: Conclusion

  • Review of Validation Methods