Is Patran free?

MSC offers a free student version of MSC Nastran/Patran. The MSC Nastran/Patran Student Edition complements the FEA Academic Bundle by enabling students to improve software proficiency and use for personal and school projects.

What is Nastran patran?

Complete FEA Modeling Solution. Patran is the world’s most widely used pre/post-processing software for Finite Element Analysis (FEA), providing solid modeling, meshing, analysis setup and post-processing for multiple solvers including MSC Nastran, Marc, Abaqus, LS-DYNA, ANSYS, and Pam-Crash.

What does Patran stand for?

computer-aided engineering
computer-aided engineering n. (Computer Science) the use of computers to automate manufacturing processes. Abbreviation: CAE. Link to this page: computer-aided engineering Flashcards & Bookmarks?

What units does Patran use?

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System of Units Input
Length Mass Density
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4 in lbf . sec2/in4
5 in lbf/in3

Does NASA still use Nastran?

NASTRAN, software developed to help NASA engineers perform structural analysis in the 1960s, soon became a ubiquitous software tool in industry. Still popular today, it’s been used to help design everything from airplanes and cars to nuclear reactors and Disney’s Space Mountain roller coaster.

How can Patran help you create better FE models?

From geometry cleanup tools that make it easy for engineers to deal with gaps and slivers in CAD, to solid modeling tools that enable creation of models from scratch, Patran makes it easy for anyone to create FE models.

Why Patran virtual prototyping?

Patran’s comprehensive and industry tested capabilities ensure that your virtual prototyping efforts provide results fast so that you can evaluate product performance against requirements and optimize your designs. Patran enables access to geometry from leading CAD systems for creating finite element models.

What types of results does Patran display?

Patran displays results for structural, thermal, fatigue, fluid, magnetic analyses, or in relation to any other application where the resultant values are associated with their respective finite elements or nodes.

What can be associated with the geometry In Patran?

All finite elements, loads, boundary conditions, and material properties can be associated to the geometry. Patran contains an advanced set of geometry creation tools in addition to the direct CAD access capabilities for generating finite element model geometry.