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Patran 2007 r1 at a Glance
Key Highlights, 2 ❑ General, 2 - Licensing, 2 - Isosurface Support, 2 - Interactive Viewport, 2 - Spectrums and Ranges, 2 - Demonstration Problems, 2 - Improved Memory Management, 2 ❑ CAD Access, 3 - InterOp R16 SP8, 3 - Parasolid 18, 3 - UG NX 4.0, 3 ❑ MSC Nastran Preference, 3 - Optimization (SOL 200) Support, 3 - Nonlinear Analysis (SOLs 400, 600, & 700), 4 - Dynamics, 4 - Miscellaneous, 5 ❑ Marc Preference, 5 - New Physics Types, 5 - Contact Improvements, 6 - Marc Input File Import, 6 - POST Revision 13, 6 - Bolt Modeling, 6 ❑ Third Party Support, 6 - ABAQUS, 6 - ANSYS, 7 - SAMCEF, 7 Supported OS/Hardware Platforms, 8 Supported CAD Access , 10 Analysis Preferences Tested, 12 Technical Support, 13
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16 Interactive Viewport. 17 ❑ Middle Mouse Button Mapping. 18 ❑ Right Mouse Button on Tree Widget Entities. 48 ❑ Electrostatics. 46 I I I 4 Marc Preference I New Physics Types. 20 I I 3 MSC Nastran Preference I Optimization (SOL 200) Support. 39 ❑ Superelement Support. 29 ❑ Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 600) . 49 ❑ Joule Heating. 50 ❑ Analytical Contact Definitions. 29 ❑ Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 400). 27 Nonlinear Analysis (SOLs 400. 42 ❑ Random Analysis. 41 ❑ Phase Angles & Frequency Response Analysis. 45 ❑ Contact in Linear Solutions.2 General Enhancements I I Isosurface Support.Heat Transfer Support. 25 ❑ Topology Optimization. 39 ❑ Exterior Acoustics. 45 ❑ Closed Cavities for Radiation Analysis. 24 ❑ Additional Analysis Types. 34 ❑ Explicit Nonlinear (SOL 700). 50 ❑ Contact Area and Exclusion Definitions. 17 ❑ Right Mouse Button Interaction. 49 Contact Improvements. 600. 49 ❑ Thermal & Structural Support in Coupled Analysis. 52 I . 51 ❑ Rigid Contact Growth Factors. 18 Spectrums and Ranges. 19 Demonstration Problems. & 700). 37 Dynamic Analysis. 52 ❑ Miscellaneous. 24 ❑ Default Design Study. 43 Miscellaneous.
56 ❑ Vector based. 57 INDEX I . 55 ❑ Geometric based. 56 Patran Release Guide. 54 Bolt Modeling.I I I Marc Input File Import. 53 POST Revision 13. 56 ❑ Element based.
Part 4: Finite Element Modeling Preface I List of MSC.MSC/PATRAN User’s Guide.Patran Books I Technical Support I Internet Resources .
Patran Analysis Manager ❏ MSC.Patran User’s Guide ❏ MSC.Nastran ❏ PAMCRASH ❏ SAMCEF ❏ PATRAN 2 Neutral File . Installation and Release Guides ❏ Installation and Operations Guide ❏ Release Guide User’s Guides and Reference Manuals ❏ MSC.engineering-e.Patran Thermal Preference Guides ❏ ABAQUS ❏ ANSYS ❏ LS-DYNA ❏ MSC.Patran Materials ❏ MSC.iv List of MSC.Software BooksMart site at www. You may order any of these documents from the MSC.Marc ❏ MSC.com.Dytran ❏ MSC.Patran Books Below is a list of some of the MSC.Patran Reference Manual ❏ MSC.Nastran documents.
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MD Patran Release Guide CHAPTER 1 Patran 2007 r1 at a Glance I Key Highlights I Supported OS/Hardware Platforms I Supported CAD Access I Analysis Preferences Tested I Technical Support .
. See Spectrums and Ranges (p. See Setting the Startup Directory (p. Each new functionality that lends itself to a demonstration is indicated for the Marc and MSC Nastran Preferences in the chapters that follow. Interactive Viewport A number of productivity efficiency enhancements have been made to the graphics interactions. but specifically on Windows 32 bit machines when you turn on the 3 gigabyte switch. 17). 11) in the Patran Installation and Operations Guide.1 Key Highlights General The following general enhancements are available in this release: Licensing A FLEXlm 10. 19). Memory management changes have improved the performance and robustness on all platforms as a whole. you will have to install the new FLEXlm license server. See Demonstration Problems (p. HP Itanium supports only FLEXlm 9. 16). Demonstration Problems Simple demonstration problems have been included with this version of Patran to illustrate new and existing features.2 1. Spectrums and Ranges Spectrums and ranges of results plots can handle up to 256 colors now. See Interactive Viewport (p. Improved Memory Management Patran is a 32 bit application that is certified to run on supported 64 bit architecture machines. If your installation points to an older license server. 20). Isosurface Support Isosurface plots have been added to the Results application. The middle and right mouse buttons can be used for a number of purposes now. See Isosurface Support (p.8 license server is required for all platforms except HP Itanium.2.
0 and features created by UG NX 3. 25).0 are now editable.0 Unigraphics import has been updated to UG NX 4. This gives CAD access support based on the table in Supported CAD Access (p.mscsoftware. Parasolid based translators have been updated to the R16 SP8 revision.com/support/software_updates/#patran Parasolid 18 Parasolid import now supports up to version 18.CHAPTER 1 Patran 2007 r1 at a Glance 3 CAD Access InterOp R16 SP8 The Spatial InterOp. 27). 24). Multi-disciplinary Optimization The following disciplines have been added to optimization above and beyond already supported linear statics and normal modes. See Additional Analysis Types (p. • Buckling Analysis • Frequency Response (Direct & Modal) • Transient Dynamic Analysis Topology Optimization For topology optimization in SOL 200 enhancements see Topology Optimization (p. However the Patran Parasolid kernel is still based on Parasolid 17. UG NX 4.0 and 4. See Default Design Study (p. and variables automatically become part of this default design study if no other design study is defined. objectives. MSC Nastran Preference Major strides have been taken to support MSC Nastran in the following areas: Optimization (SOL 200) Support Support for SOL 200 has been improved in four different areas: Default Design Study A default design study now exists and all design constraints. MSC makes periodic updates to CAD access and are available through download patches at: http://www. 10). .
See Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 400) (p. This is specifically designed for use with SOL 600 and the Marc Preference but can also be used with SOL 400. See Bolt Modeling (p. See Exterior Acoustics (p. particularly multi-subcase with multi-stepping and full contact capabilities. SOL 400. Exterior Acoustics2 Support for pre-processing of exterior acoustics is added to this release. See Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 600) . 41). . 39). 55). See Superelement Support (p. and SOL 700: Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 400) Support for SOL 400 has been significantly enhanced. Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 600) Support for thermal (heat transfer) analysis has been added. Exterior Acoustics is only available in MD Nastran and can only be submitted using MD Patran. Superelement support has been opened up to multiple subcases and all practical solution sequences including normal modes and frequency response. 29). Bolt Modeling A new modeling tool under the Tools pulldown menu is available for creating bolt preloads and the associated MPCs. This tool can be used for both MSC Nastran and Marc analyses. 600. Explicit Nonlinear (SOL 700) Introduced in the last release.Heat Transfer Support (p. & 700)1 Support for Implicit and Explicit nonlinear analysis has been enhanced for three major solution sequences. SOL 600. 1SOL 400 and 700 are only available in MD Nastran and must be submitted using MD 2 Patran. 34). 37). See Explicit Nonlinear (SOL 700) (p.4 Nonlinear Analysis (SOLs 400. SOL 700 support has been expanded and new capabilities to postprocess adaptive meshes has been added. Dynamics Support for dynamics has been expanded in the following areas: Superelement Support Support for part superelements and superelement tree definitions have been added.
1 Contact in linear solution sequences are only supported in MD Nastran and must be submitted using MD Patran.). 43). 103. 46) Marc Preference New Physics Types Two new physics types are added to the Coupled analysis type in an on-going effort to support Marc’s multiphysics capabilities. Electrostatics Electrostatic analysis is now supported in the Marc Preference under the Coupled analysis type. 45).CHAPTER 1 Patran 2007 r1 at a Glance 5 Phase Angles & Frequency Response For dynamic force. 49). Linear Contact1 Contact is now available in all standard linear solution sequences (SOL 101. . 105. and acceleration loading in frequency response analysis you can now specify the phase angle of the loading for each loading component. velocity. See Closed Cavities for Radiation Analysis (p. 49). Joule Heating Joule Heating. See Joule Heating (p. is now supported in the Marc Preference under the Coupled analysis type. See Phase Angles & Frequency Response Analysis (p. See Electrostatics (p. See Random Analysis (p. See Contact in Linear Solutions (p. displacement. Miscellaneous The following additional enhancements are available in the MSC Nastran Preference. a thermal-electrodynamically coupled analysis. 42) Random Vibration The random vibration analysis capability available under the Tools pulldown menu has been significantly updated. etc. Closed Cavities for Radiation Analysis The radiation load for enclosures (LBC) has been enhanced to ensure a closed cavity.
mfd and . CONTACT NODE and EXLUDE options in the Marc input deck. See Bolt Modeling (p. In previous revisions. See Contact Improvements (p. 50). The pre-processing to specify which entities to have Marc write to its POST file will be supported in a subsequent release. 55) Third Party Support ABAQUS Results files up to ABAQUS 6.6) versions of ABAQUS ODB files requires that they be upgraded using ABAQUS itself. 53). Marc Input File Import The Marc input file reader can now read Mentat databases (.mud). See Thermal & Structural Support in Coupled Analysis (p. position and force control. This tool can be used for both Marc and MSC Nastran analyses. Opening older (pre 6. Contact Improvements The auto detection of discontinuities for analytical deformable bodies is now supported as well as contact area and exclusion definitions. POST Revision 13 The Marc POST code revision 13 is now supported from the Marc DRA (Direct Access Results) aspect. or you can set the environment variable ABAQUS_DRA_UPGRADE_ODB to YES before starting your Patran session.6 Thermal & Structural Support in Coupled Analysis The coupled analysis type in the Marc Preference now supports submission of purely thermal or purely structural problems. Bolt Modeling A new modeling tool under the Tools pulldown menu is available for creating bolt preloads and the associated MPCs.6 are now supported. all results were placed in the POST file. 49). nodes. Marc results files (t16/t19 files) written in this format may have only certain elements. These correspond to the the SPLINE. See Marc Input File Import (p. Rigid body growth factors are also supported when defining rigid contact bodies as a mechanism for rigid body motion as opposed to velocity. . and contact bodies specified to reduce the size of the output file.
is now supported. Fourier Membrane hypothesis for 1D and 2D.CHAPTER 1 Patran 2007 r1 at a Glance 7 ANSYS Results files up to ANSYS 11. 1SAMCEF not available in MD Patran. element plus an update to read results from version 11 and higher. SAMCEF1 A new element type.0 are now supported as well as import of ANSYS input decks. .
330. M70. 220. V5100. Z1128. xw3100/xw4100 xw4200/xw6200/xw8200 HP Laptops: mw8240. XVR 600. C3750. 610. T2-128. 620. Expert3D. CRM.23) Solaris 8 Solaris 9 Solaris 10 Windows 2000 SP4 Windows XP Windows XP SP2 Windows XP-x64 ATI FireGL 4. VS3100. V7300. C240. X3 HP (IA-64)* HP-UX 11i 1. Octane. SI. 2000.5. 530. 360. V6*. C180. Quadro4 500/700 GoGL (M50/M60 Laptop). W6000. 80 SunBlade 1000. T2-64. 670n HP: Visualize NT (pL-class. 1500. 7210. XVR 1200 3DLabs: Wildcat IV 7110.8 1.19 6. 800 ATI: FireGL 8700/8800. V12* . FX1300. MXI. V3350. fx10+ NVIDIA: Quadro2 EX. E-Pro. J280. 650. M60. FXE. SE. Mobility Radeon (N800 Laptops) HP: fx5+. VS100.0 (11. FireGL Z1 SUN UltraSPARC III UltraSPARC III+ UltraSPARC IIIi Pentium III Pentium 4 Xeon AMD Opteron Ultra 30. X1-128. 620. 350. C3000. 450.22) HP-UX 11i 2. W2100z Onyx2. V5000. V10*. FX1000. Octane 2.21 R10000 R12000 R14000 Solid IMPACT.6 (11. 370. 360. FX4000 ATI: FireGL 8700/8800. J5000. J282. Elite3D. 340. x-class IBM: IntelliStation SUN: W1100z. J6750 PA8800: C8000. J2240. V7350. X2256. M90 HP: Visualize NT (p-class. 450. 420. B2000. XVR 1000. FX1100. xLclass). 370. Intel† Intel LINUX Red Hat Enterprise 4. FX1300. 350. 470n. XVR 500. A-Pro Fujitsu/Siemens: Celsius SUN: W1100z. J6000 PA8700: C3700. High IMPACT. 420. J7000 PA8600: C3600. FireGL X1 NVIDIA: FX500. 340. xclass). mw8440. O2. B1000.18 6. Fire GL E1. 380. 390. FX3450 FX4000.2 Supported OS/Hardware Platforms OS Levels HP-UX 11i (11. FX3000.11) Vendor HP (PARISC) Chipset Support PA8000 PA8200 PA8500 PA8600 PA8700 PA8800 PA8900 Intel Itanium 2 HW Support PA8000: C160. FX5 Pro.0 Pentium III Pentium 4 Xeon AMD Opteron Dell: 220.5. V7100. J5600. W2100z Creator3D. FX500. PA8500: C360. V8*. W8000 Compaq Laptops: N800c. 670 Dell Laptops: M50.5. M-Pro. 60. mw9440 IBM: IntelliStation Z-Pro. 470. Fuel SGI‡ IRIX 6. FX330. Realizm 100. FX1100. xw4000/xw5000/xw6000/xw8000 . J6700. Quadro4 700XGL/750XGL/ 900XGL/980XGL. FX3400. 2500 Compaq: W4000. PA8900: C8022 I2: zx2000. 530. PA8200: C200. 650. zx6000 Graphics Support Visualize: FX5 Pro. MXE. FX3000. FX10 Pro. 200. FX3400. 410. FireGL-UX. 330. N800w Dell: Work.
As a result. see Required Hardware & Software Configurations (Ch. When interfacing to MSC Nastran. . **SGI Prism support was certified using the IRIX emulation mode only.2.23 is supported. As a result. For a complete description of these configurations. support of Patran on this platform will be discontinued in the next release. 5) in the Patran Installation and Operations Guide. only HP-UX 11. 44P.3 Chipset Support Intel Itanium 2 HW Support Prism** Graphics Support FireGL X3 IBM POWER3 POWER4 POWER5 43P. ‡Silicon Graphics is no longer selling IRIX based workstations and the continued availability of key third party applications for these systems has ceased. The Linux version of Patran on this machine has not been certified. 5. For most other operations. 275. support of Windows 2000 on this platform will be discontinued in the next release. As a result. HP-UX 11. support of Patran on this platform will be discontinued in the next release. You must install the IRIX version of Patran and use IRIX emulation on this machine. †Microsoft Corporation is no longer licensing Windows 2000 operating systems and may shortly discontinue support of this OS. 285 GXT4500P.CHAPTER 1 Patran 2007 r1 at a Glance 9 Vendor SGI OS Levels SGI Advanced Linux® Environment with SGI ProPack™ 3 SP5 AIX 5. IntelliStation Power 265. This includes reading input files. Windows XP and Vista will be supported. See the note under SGI IRIX support also.22 is supported. GXT6500P * Hewlett Packard is no longer selling HP-UX Itanium 2 based workstations and the continued availability of key third party applications for these systems has ceased.
4 R14 Wildfire 3.3 Supported CAD Access HP (PA-RISC) HP (IA-64) SGI SUN IBM RS/6000 Windows 2000 / XP Linux CATIA V4 CATIA V5 4.8 *A CATIA CATXPRES (.geo geometry transfer files generated from other OS installs of Pro/ENGINEER Access.8 17 16.4 R17 Wildfire 3. The CAT Direct Translator which runs CATIA in batch mode is not available.0 11. • SGI is not a supported platform. the list of platforms supporting this import method is the Pro/ENGINEER supported machines.0*** NX4.2.8 R17 Wildfire 3.2.0 4.0 17 16.0 12.0 11.0 4.cat) file can be imported.4 R17 Wildfire 3.10 1.0 is not available on the SGI IRIX platform.0 17 16. UG NX supports only 64 bit machines for HP and SUN Platforms.8 17 16.2.0*** NX4. ††Parasolid 18 is supported for XMT import but the Patran kernel is still based on Parasolid 17. p3_ProE and p3_ProENGINEER Access allows reading of .0 17 16.8 4.8 4.0*** NX4.4* Pro/ENGINEER† Unigraphics‡ I-DEAS Parasolid†† ACIS XMT** 17 16. ***Patran has two methods for importing Pro/ENGINEER models: • Import to Native Patran Geometry which runs from within interactive Patran: requires a Pro/ENGINEER license to run on the machine where Patran is installed. • Import to Parasolid which runs from within interactive Patran: does not require a Pro/ENGINEER license to run. The following notes are applicable to the Import to Native Patran Geometry method: .4 R17 Wildfire 3. The CATIA to Parasolid translator is available.0*** NX4. † The p3_ProE and p3_ProENGINEER executables are built using Pro/ENGINEER version 2000i and therefore will not work with earlier versions of Pro/ENGINEER. Parasolid transmit files generated on other OS platforms can be imported on LINUX.2.0/4. **Only Parasolid (transmit file) import is supported in this release.8 17 16. ‡UG NX 3.0*** NX2. Not available on HP IA-64 platform.0 12.2. therefore.
Patran 2007 r1 at a Glance
The Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire release introduced the following platform changes:
• IBM AIX platform unsupported. Existing Patran translator is still available
for pre-Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire release.
• SGI5 supports 64-bit only. Patran translator compatible with prePro/ENGINEER Wildfire and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire release. If running Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, the SGI5 platform must be a 64-bit capable machine to run the Patran translator. The following steps are necessary for customers to use the Patran Pro/ENGINEER translator with Pro/ENGINEER after January 10, 2004:
• PTC Important System Notice - Timeout
• PTC Technical Resource
http://www.ptc.com/go/timeout/technical_resource.htm For Pro/ENGINEER 2001:
• Download NMSD.exe and follow PTC instructions.
For Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire:
• Download NMSD.exe and follow PTC instructions. • Download wildfire datecode 2003490 and follow PTC instructions.
The Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 release introduced the following platform changes:
• HP-UX and SUNS supports 64-bit only. Patran translator compatible with
pre-Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 release. If running Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0, the HP-UX and/or SUNS platform must be a 64-bit capable machine to run the Patran translator Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 HP Itanium platform not supported.
• Linux is supported for Import to Parasolid • The p3_ProE and p3_ProENGINEER executables are built using
Pro/ENGINEER version 2000i and therefore will not work with earlier versions of Pro/ENGINEER. p3_ProE and p3_ProENGINEER Access allows reading of .geo geometry transfer files generated from other OS installs of Pro/ENGINEER Access.
Analysis1 Preferences Tested
Platforms All All All All All All All All All All Solver Version MSC Nastran 2007 r1 2007 r1 2007 r1 2007 r1 2007 r1 970 1995 / 1997 11 / 12 6.6 11.0
MSC Nastran Marc Dytran MSC Flightloads Thermal LS-DYNA3D PAMCRASH SAMCEF ABAQUS* ANSYS†
* ABAQUS discontinued platforms remain at the level of support at the time they were discontinued by HKS. For instance SUN support is frozen at 6.4. †Results access is enhanced to 11.0 (results import is frozen at 8.1).
Dytran, MSC Flightloads, Thermal, LS-DYNA3D, PAMCRASH, and SAMCEF are not accessible via MD Patran.
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& 700) I Dynamic Analysis I Miscellaneous .MSC. 600.Patran Release Guide CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference I Optimization (SOL 200) Support I Nonlinear Analysis (SOLs 400.
constraints. This results in a more streamlined approach with less user interaction to submit an optimization analysis.1 Optimization (SOL 200) Support Support for SOL 200 has been improved in four different areas: Default Design Study A default design study have been added to facilitate the setup of simple optimization jobs. This was a manual procedure. It used to be that a design study would have to be created first and all variables. constraints. Selected Automatically Selected Automatically . when a SOL 200 job is setup.24 3. the default design study is selected by default now also. In addition. All design variables. and objectives associated to a study. and objectives created become automatically associated with this default design study as long as there are no other design studies defined.
responses and objectives specific to these additional analysis types are now supported. These now include all of the following: • Frequency • Buckling mode (multiple mode numbers may be specified) • Displacement / Eigenvector .CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 25 Additional Analysis Types Optimization is or can be a multi-disciplinary analysis. This has been expanded now to include: • Buckling Analysis (SOL 105) • Frequency Response Analysis (SOL 108 & 111) • Transient Dynamic Analysis (SOL 112) Design constraints. Previously only linear static analysis (SOL 101) and normal modes (SOL 103) were supported by the SOL 200 optimization interface.
for each buckling subcase selected one pair of static and buckling subcases is written to the input deck.26 • • • • • • • • • • • • Velocity Acceleration Stress / Composite Stress Strain / Composite Strain Composite Failure Strain Energy / Total Strain Energy Force / Grid Point Force SPC Force Weight Volume Fractional Mass Compliance / Average Compliance Note: In buckling optimization. Available demo(s): See entries in the Optimization category under Run Demo in the Analysis form. .
CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 27 Topology Optimization Topology optimization for SOL 200 has been enhanced to • Generate a complete TOPVAR BulkData entry under Design Study/Preprocess. • Support three design responses: RTYPE= FRMASS (Fractional Mass). RTYPE=COMP (subcase dependent compliance) and Averaged Compliance (global value). • Support topology manufacturability constraints in the Quick Topology and General Topology Optimization. • Sizing and topology optimization can be combined in a single run. Original Shape Optimized Topology Smoothed Mesh .
28 Examples of topology optimization with extrusion manufacturing constraints: Before After Before After Smoothed Available demo(s): See entries in the Optimization category under Run Demo in the Analysis form. .
. 1SOL 400 and 700 are only available in MD Nastran and can only be submitted via MD Patran. These capabilities include: • • • • user-friendly multi-body 2D and 3D contact enhanced subcase and multi-stepping capability advance nonlinear element formulations job controls Enhancements have been made to provide complete support for all of the commonly used SOL 400 capabilities. & 700)1 Support for Implicit nonlinear analysis has been enhanced for three major solution sequences. Above shows a deformation and displacements from a SOL 400 “deformable – deformable” contact model – the top beam is loaded by a specified displacement on the top corner. and SOL 700: Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 400) Solution Sequence 400 is a new implicit nonlinear capability in MSC Nastran and has been significantly expanded between R1 and R2 to include many of the high-end nonlinear capabilities. These capabilities are now available as "native" features of MSC Nastran. 600. previously available only in SOL 600. SOL 600. providing a powerful. pushing it down also. This beam then moves down and contacts the lower beam. SOL 400. yet user-friendly package capable of complex contact and nonlinear analysis. such as 3D contact.2 Nonlinear Analysis (SOLs 400.CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 29 3.
so the “SOL 400 Run” toggle must be turned ON to write out a SOL 400 input file. One of the major new features of SOL 400 is the implementation of advance nonlinear elements. These elements are capable of accurately capturing large deformation/ large strain behavior. support for SOL 400 is implemented using the existing Implicit Nonlinear Solution Type which was previously implemented for SOL 600. BCBODY.30 Since SOL 400 shares many of the same capabilities and job controls as SOL 600. and most of the job controls such as NLAUTO and NLSTRAT are common between 400 and 600. Problems like this are often encountered in manufacturing simulations. This is automatic when an elastic-plastic material model is referenced for the property set. The user specifies the use of these elements by including PSLDN1/PSHLN1 entries that correspond to the PSOLID or PSHELL entries. Patran keys off of the “SOL 400 Run” toggle on the Analysis – Solution Type – Solution Parameters form. . if the solution type is set to Implicit Nonlinear a SOL 600 input file will be written out by default). Where there are differences. meaning they lose accuracy at high strain levels such as may occur in large deformation plasticity problems. BCTABLE etc.g. The default for this release is that this toggle is OFF (e. Most of the contact controls such as BCPARA. Traditional MSC Nastran elements use a small strain formulation. and for obvious requirements such as the executive command line.
Thus LBC groupings that were designated via subcases in SOL 106. This way multiple subcases run in the same analysis could specify different loads and constraints and thus specify a changing load history to perform complex simulations. 129.CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 31 Below is a plot of deformation and displacements and from a SOL 400 “rigid deformable” contact model – the model is a cube loaded by a rigid surface coming down at an angle. All traditional nonlinear solutions (SOL 106. This was somewhat disconnected from the original concept of subcases in linear analyses to represent separate loading states that were disconnected from the loading states represented by the other subcases. but has provided for the idea of complex and connected loading histories by the introduction of the new STEP and ANALYSIS case control entries. 129 and 600 analyses are designated via STEPs in SOL 400 analyses. disconnected sets of STEPs all in the same input file. which is the idea of separate. 600) use multiple subcases in the same input file to denote complex loading histories where the ending state of the previous subcase was used as the starting state of the current subcase. Another major difference of traditional MSC Nastran capabilities are subcase and multi-stepping capabilities. SOL 400 uses the concept of subcases as separate disconnected loading histories. constituting what . The concept of the subcase in SOL 400 provides a completely new capability for nonlinear analysis.
To summarize: • Multi-Stepping • Mix and Match Analysis Types • Multiple Analyses in Single Input File via Subcases • Term “Subcase” Refers to Separate Analyses (resets stress/strain and loading state) • Each Subcase may have many STEPs • New term – STEP (connected loading) In addition to the new STEP entry SOL 400 also has a new ANALYSIS case control entry.Subcase Select menu to specify the order in which they are created in the input file. The ANALYSIS entry is used to specify the analysis type (such as nonlinear static. Thus if a SOL 400 run had two subcases each consisting of two steps. buckling) of the STEP it is associated with. nonlinear transient.g. the first subcase would run and the two steps in the subcase would be connected (e.32 would have had to be done previously using separate input files. .Subcase form) and then use the Analysis . then before starting the second subcase all loading and the stress/strain state would be reset to the initial conditions and the second subcase would be run just as if it were an independent analysis. Below is a plot of deformation and displacements and from a SOL 400 3D contact solution – the model is a cylindrical shell model loaded from the top and bottom by transverse offset cylindrical rigid bodies. the starting stress/strain state of the two step would be the ending stress/strain state of the first step). modal. Using the Implicit Nonlinear solution type users can create multiple STEPS of various types (selected on the Analysis .
PCOMPLS Available demo(s): See entries in the Implicit Nonlinear category under Run Demo in the Analysis form. BCPARA etc. The following is also now supported for SOL 400 jobs: Material non-linear extensions using NLMOPTS for elastoplastic materials Non-linear extensions using PSHLN2 for PLPLANE 2D Solid Composites . . In summary SOL 400 support provides: • • • • • • • • 2D and 3D Contact User-Friendly Multi-Body Contact Complete Interaction Control – Friction.PLCOMP 3D Solid Composites . entries are used. BCTABLE. etc. Also.CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 33 One of the main motivations for creating SOL400 was to provide users with userfriendly 2 and 3D multi-body contact in a native MSC Nastran interface. the user interface for creating contact bodies and controlling their interaction is identical. Contact Interface Results Additional Information. Delayed Slide-Off. Setting up contact problems in S0L 400 is nearly identical to setting them up for SOL 600. The same BCBODY.
SOL 600 support has been added under the Thermal analysis type to support thermal contact. Modifications were made to support SOL 600 heat transfer by using the regular Thermal analysis preference by adding a toggle labeled “SOL 600 Run”. are all input via the contact table. Heat Transfer Coefficient. This form is accessible from the Analysis .34 Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 600) . Below is a contact table form from a steady state heat transfer (normally a SOL 153) heat transfer model with contact conductance. The presence of contact bodies or explicitly turning this toggle ON causes Patran to write out the . contact tables and associated properties and parameters as well as executive command line support to run a SOL 600 heat transfer analysis. which allows users to perform contact conduction and other advanced thermal analyses. Distance Dependant Conductivity.Heat Transfer Support The implicit nonlinear solution (SOL 600) was enhanced to support heat transfer capabilities.Subcase – Subcase Parameters form. Near Contact Heat Transfer Coefficient. etc.
CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 35 input file in the format required for SOL 600. Below is a chip and circuit board model showing the MPC’s used to model contact conduction and a plot of temperature result contact conductance model. along with most other heat transfer capabilities supported by standard heat transfer. . Both transient and steady state heat transfer analyses are supported. The heat is generated by the chip and transferred to the board via contact conductance.
i.MSTACK Job monitoring capabilities Stress-strain capabilities. The following is also now supported for SOL 600 jobs: • • • • Material Failures .e.MATF Composite Stacking . MRTABLS1/2 Available demo(s): See entries in the Thermal category under Run Demo in the Analysis form.36 Additional Information. ..
. The Quick Plot algorithm pulls up the mesh associated with the increment(s) selected for post-processing. The user can then select one or more time increments from the Quick Plot Results menu for post-processing. Using this method a user can do a pseudo-animation to show the progression of the analysis. The model is loaded by a cylindrical rigid pin with a 200 lb load at the center. Below is an adapted mesh model as read in from the DBALL file and stored using offset ID’s in separate groups.CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 37 Explicit Nonlinear (SOL 700) Introduced as one of the major capabilities MSC Nastran is SOL 700. Material support has been expanded and support for time domain NVH and adaptive mesh postprocessing for airbag analysis has been added.
The following is also now supported for SOL 700 jobs: • Additional Properties • PBEAM71 • BPEAMD • PBELTD • PELAS1 • PLPLANE • PLSOLID • PSHELL1 • PSHELLD • PSPRMA • GUI for time domain NVH • Many additional materials .38 Additional Information.
Part superelements . Now you can indicate to MSC Nastran the upstream SEs. All practical solution sequences . SEs are now associated to each analysis job. 4. whereas before they were associated to a subcase.previously you could not specify upstream versus down stream SEs. There is basically no restriction except that which MSC Nastran places on SE analysis. Multiple subcases . Upstream SEs are those not connected directly to the residual structure (SE0). frequency response (SOL 111) and others are supported. Each job can have it’s own selection of active SEs defined. thus multiple subcases is no longer a limitation.CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 39 3.previously only one subcase was supported. Now normal modes (SOL 103). Now you can turn ON Write Part Superlements (default) in the Translation Parameters form and each superelement will be written to its own BEGIN BULK SUPER = id section of the input deck. 2.3 Dynamic Analysis The following additional enhancements are available in the MSC Nastran Preference. SE1 SE2 Upstream SEs SE3 Upstream SEs SE4 Downstream SE SE5 Downstream SEs SE6 Residual Structure SE0 SE7 . 3. Superelement tree .previously only SESET definition of SEs was supported. Superelement Support Support for superelements (SE) has been improved in following ways: 1.previously only statics (SOL 101) was supported.
.in the Dynamics or Superelement catagory under Run Demo on the Analysis form.40 Available demo(s): Flyswatter .
4. Solid elements modeling the surrounding fluid. These include: 1. 2. generally air. Exterior acoustics models contain four different types of finite element meshes to simulate the surrounding environment and setup the acoustical properties and for postprocessing capabilities. 3. The structural model is contained within the fluid mesh. These can be hex or tet elements. Infinite Fluid Elements Field Point Meshes Solid Elements of Fluid Structural Model embedded in Fluid Available demo(s): See entries in the Dynamics category under Run Demo in the Analysis form.CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 41 Exterior Acoustics1 Model creation and setup of exterior acoustics is supported in this release to create MSC Nastran elements CACINF4/CACINF3/PACINF plus BEGIN BULK AFPM bulk data entries and output requests. Infinite (2D solid) elements that are coincident with the outside faces of the solid fluid elements that extend the fluid into infinite space. such as a plate or a car body subject to frequency driven input/loading in frequency response analysis (SOL 108 and 111). Field points and/or field point meshes to recover acoustic data at specific locations within the fluid medium away from the structure. 1 Exterior Acoustics is only available in MD Nastran and can only be submitted via MD Patran. . Structural model of the component of interest.
When phase angles are specified. users may specify dynamic loading phase angles for force. displacement.42 Phase Angles & Frequency Response Analysis For frequency response analysis. Below is an example of the form for specifying the phase angles for forces. which is then referenced from the dynamic load card (RLOAD1). . the DPHASE option is written to the bulk data for all nodes and components specified. velocity and acceleration loading. Available demo(s): See the DPHASE demo in the Dynamics category under Run Demo on the Analysis form.
• Support for both real/imaginary and Magnitude/Phase output in frequency response analysis. 3*RMS) • Import results as scalar rather than tensor to prevent improper use . • Supports up to 25.000 entries in the random input profile. This method supports creation of almost unlimited size XDB files which the Random Analysis tool can access. • XY plots of: • von-Mises stress for solid and plate at center or corners • Cross-spectral density and Cross-correlation • Relative response (calculation on the fly) • plus all other plots previously available (PSD response) • RMS fringe plots of: • von-Mises stress for solid and plate at center or corners • Log-log or linear integration • Scale factor for fringe plots (e. Significant improvements to the user interface and functionality have been added.g. • Support for new SPCD method of enforced motion. • Log and linear interpolation..CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 43 Random Analysis The updated Random Analysis tool available under the Tools pulldown menu has been updated. Some of these include: • Access to xdb files created by BBBT (Blocked Binary Balanced Tree) method (MSC Nastran 2005 or higher).
Random vibration analysis of a cylinder. Response PSDFs are plotted and a fringe plot of RMS Acceleration. Part 1: Basic Functions for tutorials on how to use the Random Analysis tool.44 See Random Analysis (p. Available demo(s): See entries in Dynamics catagory under Run Demo on the Analysis form. . 1) in the MD Patran Reference Manual.
etc. providing the ability to connect dissimilar meshes and load contact bodies via rigid surfaces. This capability is often called “linear contact” and is supported by providing the ability to write out contact bodies and define contact tables directly from the Subcase Parameters form of all linear solution sequences.g.Glued contact only: • to connect dissimilar meshes • for load application through rigid bodies Below is a plot of deformation and displacements and from a SOL 101 “Linear Contact” Model – the model is loaded by a cylindrical rigid pin with a 200 lb load at the center. .Deformable. Rigid – Deformable • Non-101 Linear Solutions (103. 103. 105. Contact Controls (e. etc. 105. The other linear solution sequences only provide “glued” contact. Available demo(s): See entries in the Linear Contact category under Run Demo in the Analysis form. 1 Contact in linear solution sequences is only supported in MD Nastran and can only be submitted via MD Patran.) .CHAPTER 3 MSC Nastran Preference 45 3. In summary: • SOL 101 Contact: • True Iterative Contact.). Friction) • Deformable . Only SOL 101 has true iterative contact. Also shown is a SOL 103 model glued together (dissimilar meshes) at the center.4 Miscellaneous Contact in Linear1 Solutions One of the widely anticipated capabilities of MSC Nastran is the ability to do 3D contact in the linear solution (SOL 101.
and now the analysis is able to complete with a total view factor of 1. This is done with a RADCAV card and can be accomplished by selecting the complete enclosure toggle. and then simply wants to close the remainder of the his model with a single ambient element that will allow his view factors to sum to 1.0. The ambient temperature of the open space is then entered.46 Closed Cavities for Radiation Analysis When creating an enclosure it is sometimes not feasible to model everything that will be generating or receiving heat from a model. The user models everything that is of interest.0. .
CHAPTER 2 General Enhancements I Isosurface Support I Interactive Viewport I Spectrums and Ranges I Demonstration Problems .
Below are a few examples of possible plots with isosurfaces. deformation. • Only fringe plots can target an isosurface . Isosurfaces currently have the following limitations. Five isosurfaces at constant stress with displacement fringe shown in undeformed and deformed views.16 2. Isosurfaces are available under the Results application as a results tool similar to fringe.1 Isosurface Support Support for isosurfaces has been added to the Results application. which will be removed in a subsequent release: • Only TET4 elements are supported. Five isosurfaces at constant coordinate locations (y-locations) through the model and with a stress fringe plot on each isosurface. marker and other tools.
They can also be easily modified under Preferences / Mouse.MMB/Shift Key Rotate Z . Middle Mouse Button Mapping The middle mouse button (MMB) is now mapped to various key combinations such that all four model manipulation operations are easily accessible to the user.2 Interactive Viewport The following enhancements have been made with respect to interaction with the mouse and graphics.MMB/Control Key Pan X/Y . By default the following mapping is set: • • • • Rotate X/Y ..MMB/Control+Shift Keys .CHAPTER 2 General Enhancements 17 2..MMB Zoom .
If an entity is selected. away from graphical entities by using the right mouse button (RMB). Right Mouse Button on Tree Widget Entities Tree widget entities. currently available under the Hierarchical Groups functionality have been wired with RMB functionality to take you to the requested action as shown above. common operations such as “Location.18 Right Mouse Button1 Interaction A contextual menu is available in the open portions of the viewport.” “Refresh Graphics.” “Attributes.” and others are available. 1 Cntl-Shift-RMB now controls deselection of entities and Shift-RMB controls cycle picking. The menu contains common utilities frequently used such as “Fit View. Any tree widget can be programmed using PCL to take advantage of the RMB functionality. .” and model display and orientation operations.
interpolation between each color is made to accommodate the total number of data ranges defined. one from a previous release and one from this release.CHAPTER 2 General Enhancements 19 2. Note that the colors used in the plot from the previous release repeat colors after exhausting the primary 16 colors. As an example. below are two plots of results on the same model. Before 30 Ranges Colors Repeat Now 30 Ranges 30 Colors . The spectrum has a non-standard 30 ranges of data defined. In this release. however. the number of primary colors remains the same.3 Spectrums and Ranges Spectrums can now have up to 256 colors and will match whatever the number of ranges defined in a particular plot.
Marc.20 2. This functionality of including demos is fully customizable by the user. In the installation directory. under the $P3_HOME/md_demos directory is a README file that explains how to add your own demos. we suggest you copy an existing one and make the necessary changes by changing the names and other things as necessary. To see the list of MSC Nastran demos.4 Demonstration Problems Simple demonstration problems have been included with this version of Patran to illustrate new and existing features. the Preference must be set to MSC. To see the list of Marc demos. When doing this. Each new functionality that lends itself to a demonstration is indicated for the Marc and MSC Nastran Preferences in the chapters that follow. A subordinate form appears allowing you to select a demo from a categorized set. Select the demo of interest and the press Apply on the main Analysis form. The demonstration problems are accessed under the Analysis application by setting the Action to Run Demo after a new or existing database has been opened. the Preference must be set to MSC Nastran. .
If you set the Method to Analysis Deck. To run a demo again from scratch.CHAPTER 2 General Enhancements 21 Once a demo has been run. the solver will not be run. . if you run it again. be aware that you must have Patran configured to run the appropriate solver for a demo to run to comletion properly. the solver will be run for most demos depending on how the session file is set up under the demo. it will only open the existing database. However. With the Method set to Full Run. you need to delete the database that it created.
CHAPTER 4 Marc Preference I New Physics Types I Contact Improvements I Marc Input File Import I POST Revision 13 I Bolt Modeling .
Under the Materials application. current. and coupled combinations thereof. electrical. and charge can be defined. voltage. This now comprises structural. .1 New Physics Types Advances have been made in the Coupled analysis type for the Marc Preference to support multiple physics types. electrostatic and electrodynamic constitutive material models are supported for defining permittivity and resistivity. thermal.48 4. Resistivity can be defined as temperature dependent. Contact allows for electrical properties. potential. Under the Loads/BCs application.
you can also now run purely structural or purely thermal analysis as well as the default structural-thermal coupling. Available demo(s): e5x12 Thermal & Structural Support in Coupled Analysis Under the Step Select form. The selected coupling of physical types appears here. Available demo(s): e8x20. only valid Load Steps are displayed. you select Thermal and Electrodynamics to set up a Joule Heating analysis. Again. .e8x28 Joule Heating Under the Step Select form.e8x21. you select Electrostatic to do an electrostatic analysis. Only valid Load Steps will be displayed for you.CHAPTER 4 Marc Preference 49 Electrostatics Under the Step Select form.
Instruct Marc to do it Instruct Patran to do it Example discontinuity locations . This request is made on the Input Data form when defining Deformable Contact in the LBC application. A feature angle is specified to determine what constitutes a discontinuity and what does not.e. Patran can also detect.. you may tell Marc to automatically detect discontinuities such that no coons surface or spline is fit around a discontinuity. i. select.50 4. the fitting of coons surfaces in 3D or splines in 2D to a deformable body after each increment for better accuracy).2 Contact Improvements More support for Marc contact features have been added to this release. such as a natural joint or sharp corner where you want that discontinuity preserved. Analytical Contact Definitions When using Marc’s SPLINE option (analytical definition of a deformable body. and visualize the discontinuities (3D only).
CHAPTER 4 Marc Preference 51 Contact Area and Exclusion Definitions Contact Area and Exclusion definitions are used to reduce the computational expense of contact analysis by defining the nodes that are likely to come in to contact on the contact body or excluding the regions (edges/surfaces) of the contacted body where no contact is likely to take place. There is danger in using these in that if an entity is specified and does make contact in these areas. Nodes likely to come into contact Area to exclude since no contact is likely Available demo(s): Rolling Contact . This definition is done on the Contact Input Data form when defining Deformable Contact bodies in the LBC application. it is likely to penetrate the contact body. These definitions write the CONTACT NODE and EXCLUDE options to the Marc input deck.
. Available demo(s): Belt Expansion Miscellaneous Retain Moment (Shell-Shell) is now supported through the contact table. in the input deck. The figure below shows a rigid cylinder growing radially to expand a metal belt. Growth factors are written to the Marc CONTACT option.52 Rigid Contact Growth Factors Rigid body growth can now be applied to rigid contact bodies when defining contact in the LBC application under the Input Data form. This only works for the new TABLE format of the Marc input deck.
3 Marc Input File Import The Marc input file reader can now read Mentat databases (.mfd and . Reading of the History section is not yet supported as well as many solution parameters. The old Marc input file reader is still active (turn OFF the “Use Mentat Input File Processor” toggle on the file browser form).mud). but most model entities are supported.mfd .t19 Marc . Mentat Patran Mentat .dat Patran .t16 .CHAPTER 4 Marc Preference 53 4.mud .db .
Marc results files (t16/t19 files) written in this format may have only certain elements. all results were placed in the POST file.54 4. in the below picture. In previous revisions.4 POST Revision 13 The Marc POST code revision 13 is now supported from the Marc DRA (Direct Access Results) aspect. . The dark black areas are element with no results associated with them because they are not in the POST file. and contact bodies included in the POST file to reduce its size. you can see that only elements 1-10 and 30-40 have results associated to them. As an example. nodes. The pre-processing to specify which entities to have Marc write to its POST file will be supported in a subsequent release.
Regardless of which method is used.CHAPTER 4 Marc Preference 55 4. 6. Vector Based Element Based Geometric Based Geometric Based . Each bolt pre-load is named and stored in the database. A coordinate system is created at the specified control node location which can be offset as required for visualization purposes 4. 1. This tool has three methods. the following operations are done to create each bolt pre-load. Overclosure MPC and for Nastarn. For Marc. Identify and Delete capabilities are also supported. A load or displacement applied for the pre-load in the Y direction (axial bolt direction) at the control node location. Show. Undo. MPCs are created to connect the two sections above and below the determined cutting plane 3. The mesh of the bolt is split at the designated cutting plane 2.5 Bolt Modeling A new modeling tool under the Tools pulldown menu is available for creating bolt preloads and the associated MPCs. 5. either Overclosure or Explicit MPCs can be created.
the base of which determines the location of the cutting plane. The element set selected must have a layer or two or three element both above and below the base of the defined vector plane in order to cut the bolt successfully. For 2D and 1D elements. .56 Geometric based This is by far the easiest and most intuitive method to use. or element (1D) where you want the mesh split and the MPCs applied. Based on the geometric dimensions and the internal use of the mass property utility. this method is easy. which is normal to the defined vector. the most likely axial direction of the bolt is determined. (available in under Nastran also). The mesh is split at the center of the selected element set. Cylinder Head. For 3D elements. The split will occur only for the selected element entities. which may be problematic if you only select a portion of the cross section. this can be difficult as the graphics screen can get messy trying to select element faces. especially TET elements. Available demo(s): e8x69. A set of elements is selected that defines the bolt. element edges (2D). Element based This method may be more advantageous for certain element types in that you select element faces (3D). If the geometric properties of the selected element set does not distinctly determine the axial direction of the bolt. Vector based This method requires that you define a vector. At least a two to one axial versus width ratio is recommended. the cutting plane may not be determined correctly and a strange cut will result.
3 General. 37 AIX. 3. 49 Electrostatics. 5 Coupled Analysis. 2 Random Analysis. 8 . 10 InterOp R16. 3 UG NX 4. 9 B Bolt Modeling. 25 C CAD Access. 2. 43 Spectrums and Ranges. 3. 46 Contact. 19 Explicit Nonlinear Analysis SOL 700.I N D E X Patran Release Guide I N D E X Patran Release Guide A ABAQUS. 54 MD Nastran support. 3. 3. 41 Adaptive Meshing. 10 Acoustics. 10 Closed Cavities for Radiation. 42 H Hardware. 5. 15 Interactive Viewport. 5. 5. 5. 41 F Frequency Response.0. 49 Postprocessing. 3 UG NX 4. 3 Parasolid 17. 4. 17 Isosurfaces. 37 Exterior Acoustics. 49 Electrostatics. 2. 3. 50 Coupled Analysis. 8 E Ease-of-use enhancements Load/BCs. 6 InterOp R16. 6. 5. 6. 7 ACIS. 42 Frequency Response (SOL 200). 20 DPHASE Support. 6. 6. 5. 3 Memory Management. 2. 4. 3 CATIA V4. 49 Import. 55 Buckling Analysis (SOL 200). 6. 4. 6. 10 CATIA V5. 6. 5. 2. 25 D Default Design Study. 4. 2. 49 Enhancements. 2 HP Supported OS levels. 24 Demonstration Problems. 16 Marc support. 4. 8 Highlights. 3 Parasolid 17. 5. 2 CAD Access. 45. 53 Joule Heating. 6.0.
53 L Licensing. 2. 46 Contact in SOL 101. 29 Explicit SOL 700. 27 Transient Dynamics. 3. 4. 5. 4. 4. 4. supported. 5. 24 Frequency Response. 8 Isosurfaces. 4. 3. 37. 4. 4. 10 Platforms. 6. 34 Intel. 39 DPHASE Support. 29 Implicit SOL 600. 2. 16. 34 Optimization SOL 200. 10 R Random Analysis. supported. 55 Contact. 3. 24 P Parasolid. 29 Implicit SOL 600. 45 LINUX. 6. 55 Dynamics. 6. 24 Buckling Analysis. 5. 5. 41 Superelements. 50 O Operating systems. 6. 39 Miscellaneous. 6. 45 Closed Cavities for Radiation. 9 I-DEAS. 3. 5. 2 Linear Contact. 4. 29 SOL 600. 37 Implicit SOL 400. 4. 8 Load/BCs enhancements. 8 Interactive Viewport. 5. 16 J Joule Heating. 37 Implicit SOL 400. 42 Exterior Acoustics. 34 M Marc Input File. 3. 43 . 8 N Nonlinear Analysis. 17 IRIX. 25 Topology Optimization. 4. 2. 29 Explicit SOL 700.58 INDEX I IBM. 2 MD Nastran Bolt Modeling. 4. 54 Pro/ENGINEER. 8 Postprocessing. 4. 4. 25 Default Design Study. 53 Marc Support Bolt Modeling. 2 Mentat Database. 49 K Key Highlights. 5. 6. 45 Nonlinear Analysis. 8 Optimization. 10 Implicit Nonlinear Analysis SOL 400. 3. 4. 4. 25 Memory Management. 3.
39 Supported OS levels. 2. 8 . 27 Transient Dynamics (SOL 200). 7 SGI. 8 T Third Party Support ABAQUS. 8 Supported platforms. 25 U Unigraphics. 7 SAMCEF. 10 Windows. 7 Topology Optimization (SOL 200). 10 W Wildfire. 2. 19 Red Hat. 6. 3.INDEX 59 Ranges and Spectrums. 8 SuSE. 8 S SAMCEF. 19 Sun. 3. 8 Spectrums and Ranges. 4. 8 Solaris. 8 Superelements.
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