Simcenter Nastran Examples

Simcenter Nastran is a premier finite element method (FEM) solver, as part of the Siemens PLM software suite, for computational performance, accuracy, reliability and scalability. Simcenter Nastran includes powerful solutions for linear and nonlinear structural analysis, dynamic response, acoustics, rotor dynamics, aeroelasticity, thermal analysis, and optimization.

Rescale provides NX Nastran Basic and NX Nastran Advanced (more features). Given below are some examples of Simcenter Nastran Advanced on Rescale.

Simcenter Nastran Satellite Dish Example

This is an example of a satellite dish with applied thermal loads. The dimensionless FI number indicates the presence of damage on the layered composite material, if the value exceeds 1.0.


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Simulation Code Simcenter Nastran Advanced v2019.1
Analysis Type FEA
Description Thermal loading on a multi-ply satellite model
Suggested Hardware Onyx / 18 core
Command
nastran satellite_dish_s-s101.dat dmp=$RESCALE_NODES_PER_SLOT smp=$RESCALE_CORES_PER_NODE sscr=100gb mem=12gb smem=3gb hosts=$NX_HOSTS scratch=yes batch=no
  
Estimated Run Time 52 seconds
Previous versions Import Job Setup v12.01
Import Job Setup v11.0


Simcenter Nastran CSHELL Design of Experiment (DOE) Example

This is an example of a DOE run on Rescale using Simcenter Nastran. The 'Thickness' and 'E' variables were varied across each run, giving an output for each combination of terms (plotted below).


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Simulation Code Simcenter Nastran Advanced v2019.1
Analysis Type FEA
Description DOE generation from Nastran input file.
Suggested Hardware Onyx / 1 core
Command
nastran cshell_nx_eigf.dat scr=yes bat=no sscr=10gb
Estimated Run Time 5 minutes
Previous versions Import Job Setup v12.01
Import Job Setup v11.0