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Patran 2012.2 Release Guide


Docs ID    DOC10272
Status:    Published
Published date:    10/18/2012
Updated:    07/11/2014
Reported In:   Patran (2012.2) - Patran Docs
 

Description

In the Patran 2012.2 release, the following Productivity Enhancements were made:

 

Productivity Enhancements

  • Peruse and manipulate database entities such as materials, properties, loads, boundary conditions, load cases, analysis jobs, etc. in a convenient tree widget available right on the graphics screen
  • More convenient icons available allowing single mouse clicks to accomplish tasks
  • Entity selection enhancements making selecting graphics entities such as nodes and element even easier
     

Solver Support

  • Cohesive Zone Modeling supported for MSC Nastran and Marc Preferences to simulate delamination of different materials or crack growth of homogeneous materials
  • Virtual Crack Closure Technique supported for MSC Nastran and Marc Preferences for modeling crack propagation
  • Support for new nonlinear element formulations in MSC Nastran Preference and Solid-Shell definitions in Marc Preference
  • MSC Nastran and Marc Preference support for the new segment-to-segment contact detection method
  • MSC Nastran and Marc Preference support for contact table extensions for detection options such as definition of shell edge-to-edge, shell edge to solid face, beam to solid, and ignoring thicknesses
  • MSC Nastran and Marc Preference support for breaking glue contact definition
  • MSC Nastran Preference result access and attachment support for the new MSC Nastran OP2 file format
  • ANSYS Preference result access support for ANSYS 14 (.rst) results files
  • Abaqus 6.12 Support

MSC Fatigue Enhancements

  • Simulation of shaker table tests subject to sinusoidal loading for determining fatigue life using
  • frequency domain techniques
  • Total life or stress-life (S-N) support using the new fatigue solver (DTlib) from nCode
  • Strain-life (E-N) support using the new fatigue solver (DTlib) from nCode.

English Attachment

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