NX Nastran Examples

NX Nastran is a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solver as part of the Siemens PLM software suite.

NX 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 NX Nastran Advanced 11.0
Analysis Type FEA
Description Thermal loading on a multi-ply satellite model
Suggested Hardware Onyx / 18 core
Command
nastran64L satellite_dish_s-s101.dat dmp=2 smp=8 sscr=100gb mem=12gb smem=3gb hosts=$NX_HOSTS
Estimated Run Time 1 minute


NX Nastran CSHELL Design of Experiment (DOE) Example

This is an example of a DOE run on Rescale using NX 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 NX Nastran Advanced 11.0
Analysis Type FEA
Description DOE generation from Nastran input file.
Suggested Hardware Onyx / 1 core
Command
nastran64L cshell_nx_eigf.dat scr=yes bat=no sscr=10gb
Estimated Run Time 5 minutes