Using MSC/NASTRAN: Statics and Dynamics / Edition 1

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Using MSC/NASTRAN: Statics and Dynamics is a practical book that explains how to use MSC/Nastran, the most popular finite element analysis program in the world. The book is intended for mechanical, civil or aerospace engineers (or college students) who have some basic background in structural analysis but no experience with MSC/NASTRAN. The book covers both statics and dynamics and it is organized as a self-study guide with 28 fully documented problems. In addition, the book shows several useful modeling techniques and gives practical tips for finite element modeling. It includes an appendix with the most commonly used MSC/NASTRAN cards and can also be consulted as a quick reference guide. The book is a stand-alone document. The reader does not need additional information from MSC/NASTRAN manuals to use the system.

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This book is organized as a self-study guide to the popular finite element analysis program. Contains 28 documented problems, modeling techniques, and practical tips for finite element modeling. Users should have a basic background in structural analysis. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387970325
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 1/28/1989
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Basic MSC/NASTRAN concepts.- 1 Statics.- Problem 1.- 1.1 Statement of the problem.- 1.2 Cards introduced.- 1.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 1.4 Input Data Deck.- 1.5 Results.- Problem 2.- 2.1 Statement of the problem.- 2.2 Cards introduced.- 2.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 2.4 Input Data Deck.- 2.5 Results.- Problem 3.- 3.1 Statement of the problem.- 3.2 Cards introduced.- 3.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 3.4 Input Data Deck.- 3.5 Results.- Problem 4.- 4.1 Statement of the problem.- 4.2 Cards introduced.- 4.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 4.4 Input Data Deck.- 4.5 Results.- 4.6 Additional comments.- Problem 5.- 5.1 Statement of the problem.- 5.2 Cards introduced.- 5.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 5.4 Input Data Deck.- 5.5 Results.- Problem 6.- 6.1 Statement of the problem.- 6.2 Cards introduced.- 6.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 6.4 Input Data Deck.- 6.5 Results.- Problem 7.- 7.1 Statement of the problem.- 7.2 Cards introduced.- 7.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 7.4 Input Data Deck.- 7.5 Results.- 7.6 Additional comments.- Problem 8.- 8.1 Statement of the problem.- 8.2 Cards introduced.- 8.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 8.4 Input Data Deck.- 8.5 Results.- Problem 9.- 9.1 Statement of the problem.- 9.2 Cards introduced.- 9.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 9.4 Input Data Deck.- 9.5 Results.- Problem 10.- 10.1 Statement of the problem.- 10.2 Cards introduced.- 10.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 10.4 Input Data Deck.- 10.5 Results.- Problem 11.- 11.1 Statement of the problem.- 11.2 Cards introduced.- 11.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 11.4 Input Data Deck.- 11.5 Results.- Problem 12.- 12.1 Statement of the problem.- 12.2 Cards introduced.- 12.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 12.4 Input Data Deck.- 12.5 Results.- Problem 13.- 13.1 Statement of the problem.- 13.2 Cards introduced.- 13.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 13.4 Input Data Deck.- 13.5 Results.- 2 Dynamics.- Problem 14.- 14.1 Statement of the problem.- 14.2 Cards introduced.- 14.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 14.4 Input Data Deck.- 14.5 Results.- Problem 15.- 15.1 Statement of the problem.- 15.2 Cards introduced.- 15.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 15.4 Input Data Deck.- 15.5 Results.- Problem 16.- 16.1 Statement of the problem.- 16.2 Cards introduced.- 16.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 16.4 Input Data Deck.- 16.5 Results.- Problem 17.- 17.1 Statement of the problem.- 17.2 Cards introduced.- 17.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 17.4 Input Data Deck.- 17.5 Results.- Problem 18.- 18.1 Statement of the problem.- 18.2 Cards introduced.- 18.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 18.4 Input Data Deck.- 18.5 Results.- Problem 19.- 19.1 Statement of the problem.- 19.2 Cards introduced.- 19.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 19.4 Input Data Deck.- 19.5 Results.- 19.6 Additional comments.- Problem 20.- 20.1 Statement of the problem.- 20.2 Cards introduced.- 20.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 20.4 Input Data Deck.- 20.5 Results.- Problem 21.- 21.1 Statement of the problem.- 21.2 Cards introduced.- 21.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 21.4 Input Data Deck.- 21.5 Results.- 3 A Few Modeling Tips.- Problem 22.- 22.1 Statement of the problem.- 22.2 Cards introduced.- 22.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 22.4 Input Data Deck.- 22.5 Results.- Problem 23.- 23.1 Statement of the problem.- 23.2 Cards introduced.- 23.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 23.4 Input Data Deck.- 23.5 Results.- Problem 24.- 24.1 Statement of the problem.- 24.2 Cards introduced.- 24.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 24.4 Input Data Deck.- 24.5 Results.- Problem 25.- 25.1 Statement of the problem.- 25.2 Cards introduced.- 25.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 25.4 Input Data Deck.- 25.5 Results.- Problem 26.- 26.1 Statement of the problem.- 26.2 Cards introduced.- 26.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 26.4 Input Data Deck.- 26.5 Results.- 26.6 Additional comments.- Problem 27.- 27.1 Statement of the problem.- 27.2 Cards introduced.- 27.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 27.4 Input Data Deck.- 27.5 Results.- 27.6 Additional comments.- Problem 28.- 28.1 Statement of the problem.- 28.2 Cards introduced.- 28.3 MSC/NASTRAN formulation.- 28.4 Input Data Deck.- 28.5 Results.- 28.6 Additional comments.- Appendix I List of Solution Sequences Demonstrated in the Text.- Appendix II Description of Selected Bulk Data Deck Cards.- Appendix III Selected Options for Output Request.- Appendix IV Selected Options for Contour Plots.- Appendix V Use of Static Loads in Dynamic Analysis.- Appendix VI Summary of Topics Covered in Each Problem.

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