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
Creo 8.0 Enhancements Aim to Empower Engineers to Design Products Faster
Desktop Metal Develops Additive Process for Sustainable Wood Parts
3D Systems Unveils Two Strategic Growth Acquisitions
Matsuura Debuts Metal Additive Manufacturing Production Services
Editor’s Pick: Upgrade to Mixed Reality 3D CAD Viewing Suite
Theorem Solutions Theorem-XR Suite update offers support for HoloLens 2 and the Microsoft...
Editor’s Pick: Experience Automated 3D Printing Throughput
Mosaic Manufacturing Array modular 3D printer is part of a line designed...
Editor’s Pick: AMD Threadripper Pro in a Powerful Tower Workstation
Supermicro A+ SuperWorkstation 5014A-TT tower model incorporates the latest generation AMD Ryzen...
Editor’s Pick: Conduct Secure Engineering Design Reviews
EnSuite-Cloud ReVue is a new secure real-time peer-to-peer CAD collaboration product.