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      Overview

      Use a wider variety of study types and materials in your analysis

      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.

      Inventor Nastran is available only in the Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

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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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        Extracting more value from versatile tools

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

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        Efficient custom design

        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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