MSC Nastran 2019.0 Release Highlights

News ID    PN174
Status:    Published
Published date:    12/20/2018
Updated:    01/04/2019
Reported In:   MSC Nastran
Created with Version:   MSC Nastran


MSC Software is pleased to announce the release of MSC Nastran 2019.0 with groundbreaking new capabilities to help engineers gain further insights from simulation more efficiently. Key capabilities of this release include:

  • High Performance Computing
    • New FASTFR module that can utilize SMP-parallel kernels to provide significant performance improvement for models with large number of frequencies, modes and load cases.
    • Improved Parallel Performance for Acoustic Coupling Matrix Reduction using ACMS
    • Improved performance for the RANDOM module
    • This new release should speed up anywhere from a factor of 2 to 10.
  • Meshing
    • Brand new element called 'Pyramid Element' to accommodate smooth mesh transition between different shaped solid elements.
  • Module
    • Module instantiation is particularly useful when there are components of the structure that are repeated
    • New enhancements in modules allow users to copy modules as well as mirror modules to a new position
  • Rotor Dynamics
    • Non-linear Harmonic Analysis (SOL128) Enhancements
    • Partial Load Applications Capability, such as, Rotational Force and Gravity Load
  • Contact Analysis Enhancements
    • When using Contact analysis for segment to segment method, contact model check and reviewing if the setup is done correctly is a very crucial part of the process
    • New enhancements in contact analysis lets user do pre-check for contact issues, such as potential adjustment of the geometry induced by initial stress free request


For detailed information on the new features, please access the following links:
1.       Recorded webinar