Desktop Engineering announces that the 2013 release of the MSC Nastran finite element analysis solver from MSC Software Corp. is its Editor’s Pick of the Week for June 26, 2013.
The central point to grasp about NEF is that it couples the stress and fatigue calculation processes into a single, simultaneous procedure.
Getting rid of two separate processes and no longer having to export chunks of data for a separate analyses since model sizes are now handled with the same size limitations of the normal Nastran model. Now you can including materials and loading information with the model data and then calculate fatigue damage and life. And you can optimize designs in combination with fatigue analysis.