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      Inventor Nastran® delivers finite element analysis (FEA) tools for engineers and analysts. Simulation covers multiple analysis types, such as linear and nonlinear stress, dynamics, and heat transfer.

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      Inventor Nastran features

      • Video: parts and models demonstrate linear and non-linear analysis, dynamic response, impact analysis

        Autodesk Nastran solver

        Use robust and accurate CAD-embedded analysis capabilities. (video: 1:46 min.)

      • Engine mount assembly accessed in Autodesk Inventor Nastran from within Inventor Professional

        Inventor integration

        Go beyond the linear static studies in Inventor with embedded FEA technology.

      • Video: demo of a brake assembly subjected to steady-state thermal heat transfer analysis

        Heat transfer

        Avoid assembly failure due to high thermal stress. (video: 2:32 min.)

      • Video: An automated drop test analysis showing the dropping of a shelf onto the floor

        Automated drop test

        Automate projectile impact and virtual drop tests for phones, laptops, and many other products. (video: 1:45 min.)

      • Video: non-linear options available in the material library for this hedge-trimmer assembly

        Advanced material models

        Model metals, rubber, and soft tissue in a single virtual test. (video: 4:19 min.)

      • Video: A demonstration on how to run linear static stress analyses with Nastran without using physical prototypes

        Linear statics

        Determine stress, strain, and deformation. (video: 1:35 min.)

      • Video: this 3D model helps you visualize load conditions, and select the number of bolts

        Bolt connectors

        Optimize bolted connections in your designs. (video: 3:55 min.)

      • Video: A temperature test analysis of a valve model set up in Autodesk CFD

        Autodesk CFD interoperability

        Import data from Autodesk CFD, and apply thermal and fluid pressure results. (video: 46 sec.)

      • Video: A simple building model to test various Nastran options for analyses

        Response spectrum analysis

        Analyze earthquake and wind loading. (video: 1:11 min.)

      • Video: A demonstration of using thin shell elements for speed and accuracy of results

        Automatic midplane mesher

        Idealize thin solid models as a shell. (video: 1:08 min.)

      • Video: A demonstration of how Frame Generator and Nastran work together seamlessly

        Frame Generator idealization

        Select which structural members will be automatically idealized as beam elements. (video: 2:13 min.)

      • Video: Learn how to analyze designs and materials to avoid catastrophic buckling failures

        Linear buckling

        Analyze structures, such as columns and beams, for catastrophic failure under certain loading conditions. (video: 41 sec.)

      • Static fatigue

        Determine the durability of structures under repeated loading, including low- and high-cycle fatigue.

      • Impact analysis

        Solve impact events and drop testing of all types of nonlinearities at the same time.

      • Surface contact

        Accurately simulate and model parts with different kinds of contact, such as sliding, friction, and welding.

      See how people are using Inventor Nastran

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        Manufacturer of battery electric vehicles for the mining industry uses Inventor Nastran for weld contacts and fatigue analysis.

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        Firm designs custom products for the oil industry with Inventor Nastran and the easy Inventor CAD integration.

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      • How much does an Inventor Nastran subscription cost?

        Inventor Nastran is available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection. The price of an annual Product Design & Manufacturing Collection subscription is $2,720 and the price of a monthly Product Design & Manufacturing Collection subscription is $340. The price of a 3-year Product Design & Manufacturing Collection subscription is $7,345.

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