NASA STRucture ANalysis (NASTRAN) is a finite element analysis (FEA) program that was developed for NASA by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in the late 1960s. NASTRAN was released to the public in 1971 by NASA's Office of Technology Utilization. The MacNeal-Schwendler Corporation (MSC) was one of the original developers of the publicly available NASTRAN code. NASTRAN source code is integrated in a number of different software packages, which are distributed by companies such as MSC Software, Autodesk and Siemens PLM Software.
Latest in Nastran
Autodesk Nastran In-CAD
Walk through the setup and analysis of a simple bracket to get an overview of Autodesk Nastran, a CAD-embedded finite...
Siemens FEMAP with NX NASTRAN Overview
Part two of this overview of FEMAP with NX NASTRAN from Siemens focuses on meshing and FE analysis.
How to Leverage High-Strength 3D Printing
Can't figure out how to integrate high-strength 3D printing into your manufacturing workflow? Try a new perspective. Learn more.
MSC Software Becomes Part of the Hexagon Family
The $834 million deal, the biggest for Hexagon since it snapped up engineering software provider Intergraph for $2.1 billion in 2010, was positioned...
Transient Dynamic Impact Solutions Dropped Mass Impacting Beam Mid-Span
Predict the maximum force produced due to impact from a concentrated mass with the explained methods.
Autodesk Broadens Simulation Offerings with Non-Linear Capabilities
In-CAD or alongside, Autodesk Nastran supports better/sooner design decisions.
Theorem Releases Multi-CAD PLM Collaboration Tool
Software can help streamline the product lifecycle management process, the company states.
An Astronaut to Drop in on MSC Software User Conference
NEi Launches FEA-integrated CAD
Looking Under the Hood of FEA Results with NEi Editor
Glossary Quick Look
Creaform Releases 10th Version of VXelements 3D Measurement Software Platform 7:0
Epson Now Shipping 44-In. Production Photo and Graphics Printer
Quick Snapshot of NAFEMS Americas Regional Conference
Nuts and Bolts of NAFEMS’ Acquisition of ASSESS
Editor’s Pick: Print metal on plastics printer
Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit for Ultimaker S5 enables a switch between thermoplastic...
Editor’s Pick: Accelerating lattice generation
nTopology third generation update features fundamental rewrites to its core software, which...
Editor’s Pick: Manage rapid prototyping in model-based engineering
ADEPT industrial IoT software platform is a data framework that links real-time...
Editor’s Pick: Improve file editing for 3D prints
Now released is Materialise Magics 26, software for 3D printing file preparation.