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This book written exclusively for the new MSC Nastran user. No prior experience with commercial finite element software is assumed and no finite element-specific university coursework is required. It is assumed that you have a bachelor’s degree in any of the fields relevant to structural analysis: mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering mechanics, or the equivalent.
Goals of this Book:
The principal goal of this book is to give new users the ability to model the basic types of beam, plate, and solid structures described in typical undergraduate mechanics-of-materials classes. Concentrating on linear static analysis, we will learn how to design an MSC Nastran model, define its geometry, choose finite elements based on our knowledge of the mechanical behavior of the structure, define boundary conditions, apply loads, request and control program output, and interpret the results of an analysis. In addition, we will gain a basic understanding of some of MSC Nastran’s most popular intermediate and advanced analysis features.
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