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.
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