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Patran 2010 User's Guide

Patran 2010 User's Guide

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The purpose of this manual is to introduce the first time user to the Patran program. The User’s Guide covers the basics of the program and helps the novice user in becoming comfortable with Patran through a number of examples.
The purpose of this manual is to introduce the first time user to the Patran program. The User’s Guide covers the basics of the program and helps the novice user in becoming comfortable with Patran through a number of examples.

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There are a number of application buttons in the Patran window that relate to specific tasks in Patran. For
a standard FEA analysis, the radio buttons are arranged so that you can progress from left to right in the
course of your MSC.Patarn session. However, you can access most buttons at any time, once you have
created a database.

Brief descriptions follow for all the Patran application buttons.

Application

Function

Geometry

Creates and edits geometric models.

FEM (Elements)

Selects finite element shapes and creates a finite element mesh.

LoadsBCs (LBCs)

Assigns loads and boundary conditions.

Materials

Defines the material properties of the model.

Properties

Assigns element properties to model entities.

Load Cases

Defines load cases for your model.

Fields

Defines variation in properties and materials.

Analysis

Sets analysis parameters, submits the job, and reads result files.

Results

Defines how the results from the analysis display and plot.

XY Plot

Defines XY plots of results.

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