Structural Analysis

Integrated Structural Analysis Solutions Powered by NX Nastran

Understanding how a component or product assembly reacts under stress or vibration is critical in any industry, but as products and materials become increasingly complex, engineers need tools that go beyond linear statics and dynamics analyses.

Simcenter 3D includes solutions you need for a wide range of structural analysis problems within a single user environment. Engineers no longer need one tool for linear statics, another to study fatigue, and yet another for nonlinear analysis. As a result, engineering departments can consolidate analysis tools, and engineers only need to know a single user interface. Simcenter’s structural analysis capabilities are powered by NX Nastran, the premier FEA solver for computational performance, accuracy, reliability and scalability.

Simcenter 3D also supports structural analysis solutions from other commercial finite element solvers, such as LMS Samcef, Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna and MSC Nastran.

Linear Analysis

Liinear Analysis

Solve a broad range of analysis problems where materials are not strained beyond linear behavior, and where deformations remain small in relation to overall dimensions.


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Nonlinear Analysis

Nonlinear Analysis

Simulate simple components that undergo nonlinear behavior (such as a plastic catch), or complex assemblies (such as a car body roof crush analysis), using nonlinear implicit and explicit analysis solvers.


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Structural Dynamics


Evaluate the effects of a full range of dynamics problems such as transient, frequency, random loading, shock response and rotor dynamics.


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Durability and Fatigue Analysis

Durability and Fatigue

Improve product durability and validate your product’s structural integrity over the entire lifecycle under realistic loading conditions.


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Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Analysis

Noise, Vibration and Harshness

Quantify NVH characteristics of vehicles, and efficiently solve large, computationally intensive models.


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