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MSC Training Catalogue 2016

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Content
About MSC Software ............................................................................................................................................................ 5
Solutions ................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
Specialist Solutions................................................................................................................................................................. 6
Acoustic calculations .............................................................................................................................................................. 6
Material data and simulations of composites ........................................................................................................................ 6
Manufacturing process simulation......................................................................................................................................... 7

MSC Ecosystems .................................................................................................................................................................. 8


Student Edition ...................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Research Assist Program ........................................................................................................................................................ 8
FEA Masters Program ............................................................................................................................................................. 8

Training .................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Offering .................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Registration ............................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Discounts ................................................................................................................................................................................ 9
MSC Learning Center.............................................................................................................................................................. 9
Calendar ............................................................................................................................................................................... 11

Actran

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ACT101- Introduction into Actran ........................................................................................................................................ 12

Adams

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ADM701 - Basic Full Simulation ........................................................................................................................................... 13


ADM703a Advanced Modeling Elements and Techniques with Adams/Solver ................................................................ 14
ADM703b Adams/Solver Theory: Achieving Robust, Converged Solutions ...................................................................... 14
ADM703c Writing User Subroutines in Adams/Solver ...................................................................................................... 15
ADM704a Advanced Parametric Model Building in Adams/View ..................................................................................... 16
ADM704b Automating Tasks using Adams/View .............................................................................................................. 16
ADM710 - Flex Body Dynamics and Modal Stress Recovery using Adams ........................................................................... 17
ADM711 Control System Integration with Adams using MATLAB and Easy5 ................................................................... 18
ADM730 Design of Experiments (DOE) and Stochastics (Monte Carlo) Analysis using Adams ......................................... 19
ADM740 Vehicle Modelling and Simulation using Adams/Car .......................................................................................... 20
ADM750 Gear, Belt, and Chain Modeling with Adams/Machinery ................................................................................... 21

Digimat

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DIG201 - Digimat Standard Training Structural Engineering ............................................................................................. 22


DIG201 - Digimat Standard Training Material Engineering ............................................................................................... 22

Dytran

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DYT101 Explicit Structural and Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis Using Dytran ........................................................... 23
DYT103 Occupant Safety ................................................................................................................................................... 24

Easy5

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EAS101 - Easy5 Dynamic System Modelling Simulation and Analysis using Easy5 (Intro Class) ........................................... 25

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EAS103 - Easy5 Modelling Simulation of Fluid Power Systems Using Easy5 ........................................................................ 26
EAS105 - Modelling Simulation of Gas Systems Using Easy5 ............................................................................................... 27

Flightloads

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FLD120 Introduction to MSC Nastran Aeroelasticity using Flightloads and Patran ........................................................... 28

Marc

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MAR101 Marc Introductory Course .................................................................................................................................. 29


MAR102 - Marc/Mentat Advanced Course .......................................................................................................................... 30
MAR103 Marc Experimental Elastomer Analysis .............................................................................................................. 31
MAR106 Electromagnetic Analysis Using Marc ................................................................................................................. 31
MAR120 - Marc/Patran Introductory Course ....................................................................................................................... 32
MAR299 - Marc Programming Course ................................................................................................................................. 32

MSC Nastran

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NAS101 - Basic MSC Nastran Linear Static, Normal Modes and Buckling Analysis .............................................................. 33
NAS102 - MSC Nastran Dynamic Basic Analysis ................................................................................................................... 34
NAS103 - Nonlinear Analysis ................................................................................................................................................ 35
NAS104 - Thermal Analysis with MSC Nastran ..................................................................................................................... 36
NAS105 - Practical Finite Element Modelling Techniques Using MSC Nastran .................................................................... 37
NAS106 - Superelement Analysis with MSC Nastran ........................................................................................................... 38
NAS107 - Optimisation with MSC Nastran ........................................................................................................................... 39
NAS110 - Working with Custom MSC Nastran Solution Sequences using DMAP ................................................................. 40
NAS111 Aeroelasticity using MSC Nastran ........................................................................................................................ 41
NAS120 - Linear Structural Analysis with MSC Nastran and Patran ..................................................................................... 42
NAS122 - Dynamic Structural Analysis with MSC Nastran and Patran ................................................................................. 43
NAS123 MSC Nastran Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 600) Analysis ............................................................................................ 44
NAS126 Explicit Nonlinear Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran ................................................................................. 45
NAS318 Implementation of Fatigue Methods using MSC Nastran-Embedded Fatigue (NEF) ........................................... 45
NAS400 - Implicit Nonlinear Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran .................................................................................. 46

Patran

......................................................................................................................................................................... 47

PAT301 - Introduction to Patran .......................................................................................................................................... 47


PAT302 - Advanced use of Patran ........................................................................................................................................ 48
PAT304 Introduction to Patran Command Language (PCL) ............................................................................................... 49
PAT318 - Durability and Fatigue Analysis using MSC Fatigue ............................................................................................... 50
PAT319 - Fatigue Analysis of Dynamically Responsive Systems using FEA ........................................................................... 51
PAT325 - Composites Analysis Using Laminate Modeller .................................................................................................... 52

SimXpert

.................................................................................................................................................................... 53

SMX101 - Introduction to SimXpert ..................................................................................................................................... 53


SMX120 - SimXpert Linear Static Analysis ............................................................................................................................ 54
SMX121 - SimXpert Motion Analysis .................................................................................................................................... 55
SMX126 - Introduction to SimXpert MD Explicit Workspace ............................................................................................... 56
SMX131 - SimXpert Templates ............................................................................................................................................. 57

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Sinda

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SND501 - Network Thermal Analysis Using MSC Sinda ........................................................................................................ 58


SND502 - Thermal Analysis Using Patran with MSC Sinda ................................................................................................... 59
SND503 - Spacecraft Thermal Analysis Using THERMICA V4................................................................................................ 60

Contacts ............................................................................................................................................................................... 61

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About MSC Software


Simulating Reality, Delivering Certainty
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted
partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured
products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand
the horizon of simulation. MSC Softwares engineering simulation technology is used by leading manufacturers for linear and nonlinear
finite element analysis (FEA), acoustics, fluid-structure interaction (FSI), multi-physics, optimization, fatigue and durability, multi-body
dynamics, and control systems simulation. The companys products accurately and reliably predict how products will behave in the
real world to help engineers design more innovative products - quickly and cost effectively.
MSC Software Corporation was formed in 1963 and was awarded the original contract from NASA to commercialize the finite element
analysis (FEA) software known as Nastran (NASA Structural Analysis). MSC pioneered many of the technologies that are now relied
upon by industry to analyse and predict stress and strain, vibration & dynamics, acoustics, and thermal analysis in our flagship product,
MSC Nastran. Today MSC is a privately owned company of the Symphony Technology Group and provides an extensive range of CAE
solutions.

Solutions
Over our rich history, MSC has developed or acquired many other well-known
CAE applications including Patran, Adams, Marc, Dytran, Fatigue, SimXpert,
SimDesigner, SimManager, Easy5, Sinda, Digimat, Simufact, Actran and MSC
Apex. We are committed to the continued development of new CAE technology
that integrates disciplines and technologies from standalone CAE tools into
unified multi-discipline solvers and user environments. These next generation
products enable engineers to improve the reliability and accuracy of their
virtual prototypes by including multi-physics and multi-discipline interactions.
MSC is also the CAE industrys leader in extending simulation to the engineering
enterprise. Our customers recognize the need to scale the benefits of virtual
prototyping and testing from pockets of experts to mainstream engineering
and product development, and MSC offers the only Simulation Data and
Process Management platform in the world that has been successfully
deployed in industries including automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, energy,
electronics, and more. MSC Software employs 1,200 professionals in 20
countries.
MSC Software makes products that enable engineers to validate and optimize their designs using virtual prototypes. Customers in
almost every part of manufacturing use our software to complement, and in some cases even replace the physical prototype build
and test process that has traditionally been used in product design.
MSC Apex

MSC Apex Modeler: CAD specific direct modelling and meshing solution that streamlines CAD clean-up, simplification and
meshing workflow
MSC Apex Structures: A fully-integrated and generative, structural analysis solutionfor engineers and analysts

Integrated Solutions

Marc: Solution for advanced nonlinear structural analysis, contact, complex material models and multiphysics analysis
Adams: Multibody dynamics simulation solution
Adams/Machinery: Solution for mechanical drive systems
Easy5: Advanced controls & systems simulation

Solver Solutions

MSC Nastran: Solver for multidisciplinary simulation such as linear and nonlinear structure analysis in the areas of statics,
dynamics, acoustics and optimisation.
MSC Fatigue: Calculation of endurance and lifespan

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Dytran: Simulation of structures and fluids in the short time dynamics area
Sinda: Advanced thermal simulation

Modelling Solutions

Patran: Pre- and postprocessor for modelling, geometry manipulation and loads and boundary specification
SimXpert: Integrated multidisciplinary work environment for modelling, calculating, result processing, report generation
and automation

Mid-sized Business

MSC Nastran Desktop: Modular solution for structure analysis of any kind
FEA, AFEA, TFEA: Linear, nonlinear and thermal analysis
SimDesigner: CAD-integrated, multidisciplinary simulation solutions

Engineering Lifecycle Management

SimManager: Web-based hardware independent system for the administration and automation of simulation data and
processes
MaterialCenter: Web-based Materials Lifecycle Management System for managing material models, data and processes
with full tracebility

Toolkits

Adams Gear Generator: Environment for creation of simplified or moderately detailed involute spur, helical and high
fidelity gears
Adams Gear AT: plug-in to simulate high performance transmissionsand dynamics of high fidelity gears
Adams Bearing AT: plug-in to model bearings
Adams Leafspring: plug-in to model leafsprings
Adams Advanced Wind Turbine Modelling (AdWiMo): Customised tool for modelling of wind turbines
Adams Tracked Vehicle (ATV): Customised tool for modelling of tracked vehicles
Nastran Seismic: Straight forward specification of the combined static and dynamic environments to which earthquake
resistant structures are subjected

Specialist Solutions
Acoustic calculations
Free Field Technologies (FFT) develops and supports the Actran family of acoustic CAE products. Actran is a
premier acoustics software solution for simulating acoustics, vibro-acoustics and aero-acoustics quickly,
easily, and accurately.
More information available at www.fft.be.

Material data and simulations of composites


The company e-Xstream is a specialist for micro mechanisms and multiscale simulation and
concentrates on the calculation of composites.
The Software Digimat is able to construct and simulate the reaction of non-linear composites. This is important for the users of Finite
Element (FE) - Software as they want to determine the influence of the microstructure of a material on the stability of the end product.
In combination with the simulation tools of MSC, e-Xstream enables the simulation of a variety of materials. The core aspects lie within
the exact determination of material failure, micro mechanic material calculation and non-linear, multi scalable structure modelling.
More information available at www.e-xstream.com
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Manufacturing process simulation

Simufact Engineering is a specialist for the design and optimization of manufacturing processes
by means of process simulation.
By applying solutions Simufact.forming, Simufact.welding Simufact customers tap additional potential for their manufacturing
processes. They benefit from higher process stability, more product quality and shorter time-to-market cycles..
More information available at http://www.simufact.de/en/index.html

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MSC Ecosystems
Student Edition
MSC Software's Student Editions provide students with the simulation tools to accurately and reliably predict how the designs will
behave in the real world. Employers are constantly relying on simulation software to help eliminate slow and costly physical testing,
and with experience right out of school, students will be ready to begin a career in no time! You can download free licences for MSC
Nastran, Patran, Adams, Marc, Actran, Digimat and SimXpert. All licenses can be downloaded in the student centre on the MSC
Software website. Students will need to present an electronic copy of a valid student ID.
More information available at http://www.mscsoftware.com/student-editions

Research Assist Program


The MSC Software Research Assist Program is a new ecosystem development program aimed at stimulating innovation within research
and academic communities. Our mission is to collaborate with passionate researchers around the world to persistently explore the
horizon of engineering simulation together. By applying simulation methods in new ways, we can jointly develop the technology and
products of tomorrow.
More information available at www.mscsoftware.com/Research-Assist-Program

FEA Masters Program


MSC has partnered with UNED, Spain's largest online university to offer you the chance to obtain an advanced degree in Finite
Element Method and CAE Simulation. The National Distance Education University (UNED) is the leader in the implementation of
cutting edge technologies applied to distance learning with over 205,000 students worldwide. It is one of the largest universities in
Europe. The course is designed to help you acquire knowledge, develop critical thinking and analytical skills at every stage of your
program. It helps prepare you for the multidisciplinary challenges you will face in the new global economy, and position yourself for
professional recognition, increased pay and new roles at your current or future employer.
More information available http://www.mscsoftware.com/page/fea-masters-program

MSC Academic Learning Center


MSC Softwares Academic Learning center provides students, researchers, and professors access to the entire curriculum of training
courses for Adams, Easy5, Marc, Patran and MSC Nastran via e-Learning online training courses in the MSC Academic e-Learning
subscription. The subscription includes a named user account to the MSC Learning Center and access to training for a year from time
of purchase. The subscription also includes updates for all training courses and additions of training courses for other MSC Software
products.
More information available at http://www.mscsoftware.com/msc-academic-learning-center

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Training
Offering
MSC offers basic and specialised training in the use of our simulation tools to maximize your investments in our software. Whether
you need an introduction to our simulation tools or expert instruction in specialised applications, we offer the courses you want, with
the expertise you deserve.
The trainings in the UK will either be held in Chester, Bristol, Derby or Frimley.
Flexible Training
Our Trainers will not only demonstrate the use of the software, they will also help you find the best solutions for your specific
needs.
To ensure this promise we offer three different types of training:
Public Classroom Training
All courses are available in our state-of-the-art classroom facilities and individual computer graphics laboratories at training
centres throughout the world. Our courses place heavy emphasis on hands-on computer laboratory work to accelerate practical
skills development for all MSC Software products.
Training at Your Facility
If you have a number of employees who need training, we offer the cost effective option of bringing our class to your facility.
Available worldwide, onsite training is ideal for groups of engineers or those who need customised instruction on MSC products.
To maximize productivity in the use of our simulation tools, instructors can tailor the curriculum with company-specific or
industry-specific examples, and address challenges and process issues familiar to attendees from your organization.
Customised Courses
If our standard seminar offerings do not meet your training requirements, MSC can develop a course or set of courses tailored to
your specific needs. A customised course might include a combination of topics from several standard courses or specialised
material not found in any of our standard seminars. MSC will work with your staff to design the course you need.

Registration
This Catalogue contains a selected range of courses that are offered in the United Kingdom. Some courses are already scheduled for
any further queries or to book training please contact us at info.uk@mscsoftware.com.
To ensure that we can plan our courses adequately please contact us and register no later than 14 days prior to the planed begin of
the course.
Prices mentioned below are per person and a minimum of three attendees are required for a public classroom training to go ahead.
Prices for training at your facility or customised courses are negotiable.

Discounts
We offer discounts for companies who send more than one person to the same standard course on the same dates.
Every additional person receives a 20% discount.

MSC Learning Center


The MSC Learning Center is for the engineer who quickly needs to be productive with MSC Software technologies to simulate
product designs, MSC now offers an online e-Learning subscription so that you can get the training you need, anytime you need it!
With e-Learning subscriptions you get access to:

MSCs training curriculums on-Demand, on your own schedule and without travel via a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Reduce fees and increased access to training
Access to the MSC Communities to engage with MSC subject matter experts for your training questions

More information available at http://www.mscsoftware.com/msc-learning-center


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The MSC Learning Center is for the engineer who quickly needs to be productive with
MSC software technologies to simulate product designs, MSC now offers an online eLearning subscription so that you can get the training you need, anytime you need it!
The MSC Learning Center is designed to address our customer needs:

Shortage of trained and qualified engineers with simulation skills


Training that caters to various learning styles
On-Demand Online training
Increased access and decreased cost for training
No travel accommodations or office leave with e-Learning
Certification Exams for validating simulation skills
MSC Communities for trainees to collaborate with MSC Experts

MSC e-Learning subscription:

Benefits:

Subscribers to the MSC e-Learning Subscription will receive the following for 1 year from
time of purchase:

Individual named user account for the MSC Learning Center


Access to all training curriculums for Adams, Easy5, Patran, Marc and MSC
Nastran
o Online courses are made up several modules
o Each module contains lecture, demos, audio from subject matter
experts, workshops, and review questions that prepare you for the
exams
Certification exams that, upon achieving a passing score, you will receive a
certificate for and/or you can post to your public community profile
Access to the MSC Communities that allow you to:
o Ask MSC subject matter experts questions about training material
o Collaborate within your company or with the broader MSC simulation
community
Price 1,125+VAT per named user
3,375+VAT per subscription

Value:

With access to the e-Learning subscription you get unprecedented access to


training with reduced fees and no need to travel or leave the office
Using the traditional live instructor-led training approach, attending all of the
courses in the subscription would cost in excess of 30k and 128 days not
including travel
If you are only interested in one course you still experience incredible savings
o Average cost of a course is 1,400 and 3.5 days
With the e-Learning subscription you get access to 50 courses with over 1000+
hours of training material that is guaranteed to improve your simulation skills

F;exibility, convenience and easy access


Gain insight and knowledge form MSC
Experts
Stay up to date with the latest features in
MSC Software Products: Adams, Patran,
Marc and MSC Nastran
Learn best practices and efficient
workflows for common procedures and
simulations
Refresh and/or gain new skill sets that
can improve or save time in your day to
day simulation and analysis tasks
Or if you are in the middle of a project
and need to gain insight on a new task or
simulation method quickly drop into the
MSC Learning Center to browse through
the courses and topics of interest to
quickly get up to speed to effectively and
efficiently streamline your efforts on your
project.
Access to the entire curriculum of training
courses for Adams, Easy5, Patran, Marc
and MSC Nastran
Collaboration with simulation community
through discussion forums
Certification Exams prove proficiency in
simulation skills and methods and MSC
software product proficiency

Configured Portals ability to add/manage custom


SPECIAL
OFFER:
content,
curriculums,
and certifications

50% Discount on MSC e-Learning


Subscription when booking a
standard or bespoke trainer led
training

For a free trial register at: https://mscsoftware.csod.com/selfreg/register.aspx?c=elft

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Calendar

United Kingdom : Seminar Schedule 2016


January

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Frimley

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SMX121
PAT301
EAS101/103

Chester
Bristol
Derby

February
Frimley

M T W
ADM701

T W T
NAS122

T W T
NAS107

T W T
NAS106

Chester
Bristol
Derby

March
Frimley

T W T
PAT318

Chester

MAR120
M T W T
NAS101
ADM 740

April

M T W
ACT101

PAT302

Bristol
Derby

T W T
DYT101
NAS105
PAT325

MAR101
F S S

Frimley

T W T
MAR299

M T W
PAT304

Chester

DIG201

Bristol
Derby

May

Frimley

M T W
PAT301

NAS120
T F S

Chester

M T W T
ADM701
NAS400

T W T
MAR102

Bristol
Derby

June

T W T
NAS110
NAS120

T W T
SMX120
PAT301

Frimley
Chester

T W T
NAS104
ADM740

T W T
MAR101

T W T F
EAS101/105

T W T
NAS106

W T
NAS107
SMX126

Bristol
Derby

July
Frimley

M T W T F
ADM704aADM704b

T W T
PAT325

W T F
ADM710

T W T
NAS120

Chester

NAS400

Bristol
Derby

August

ADM701
S M T W T F
PAT302

Frimley
Chester
Bristol
Derby

September
Frimley
Chester

NAS122

Bristol
Derby

October

Frimley

M T W
MAR120

NAS101

Chester

M T W T
ADM740
DYT101

Bristol
Derby

November
Frimley

T W T
PAT318

Chester
Bristol

T W T
MAR101
NAS105
NAS120

M T W
PAT301

T W T
NAS102
ADM701

Derby

December
Frimley

T W T
MAR102

Chester
Bristol

PAT325

Derby

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Actran
ACT101- Introduction into Actran
Objective
This seminar will cover the basic capabilities of Actran for Vibro-Acoustic and Aer-Acoustic application.
Content
Introduction
Actran general organisation, introduction concepts, introduction modelling process and launching
Vibro-Acoustic direct simulation
Vibro-Acoustic modal simulation
Fluid/Structure coupling
Random excitations
Composite materials
Modelling prestress effects
Aero-Acoustic simulations
Aero-Acoustics general organisation
Aero-Acoustics advanced
Workshops
Prerequisites
Basic theoretical knowledge of acoustics is recomended.
Dates

Frimley:
25.04.2016-28.04.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

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Adams
ADM701 - Basic Full Simulation
Objective
This seminar will cover the basic essentials required to get new users up and running with Adams.
Content
Model Hierarchy
Adams/View Interface
Post Processing
Co-ordinate systems
Geometry Manipulation
Measures
Initial Conditions and Velocities
Degree of Freedom Constraints
Friction Modelling
Motions
Function Builder
Forces
Simulation Scripts
Bushings
Contact
Sensors
Design Variables
Splines
Simple Design Studies
Prerequisites
None
Dates

Frimley:
08.02.2016-11.02.2016
16.05.2016-19.05.2016
Chester:
21.11.2016-24.11.2016
Derby:
05.09.2016-08.09.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

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ADM703a Advanced Modeling Elements and Techniques with Adams/Solver


Objective
This seminar is intended for moderately experienced Adams users wanting to expand their knowledge of advanced modeling
elements and techniques in Adams/Solver. Advanced modeling elements are entities such as the discrete flex link in
Adams/View, the general constraint (GCON) and the differential equation (DIFF) elements. The use of these elements with
scripting & function expression logic, new SENSOR functionality and advanced function expressions in Adams/Solver will be
discussed.
Content
Controlling model topology during simulation
Differential equations for integrating quantities and describing system dynamics
Implementing simple control algorithms
Performing standalone Adams/Solver simulations in batch mode.
Using Adams/Linear as a tool to inspect the system-level linear modes
Implementing test data via splines
Advanced simulation logic using SENSORs
Complex constraints (GCON element)
Prerequisites
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701
Dates

On Request

Duration

1 Day

Price

400+VAT

ADM703b Adams/Solver Theory: Achieving Robust, Converged Solutions


Objective
This seminar is intended for experienced Adams users wanting to expand their knowledge of Adams/Solver theory. An emphasis
will be put on tying theoretical concepts back to Adams/Solver solution settings (ERROR, HMAX, SI2, MAXIT, etc.). Strategies for
creating robust models and sensible solution control settings will be a focus of the course. The various phases of solution (statics,
kinematics, dynamics) will be covered in detail and best practices for each will be identified.
Content
Mathematical descriptions of constraints, body and forces
Theoretical workings of the static, kinematic and dynamic solvers in Adams
Numerical Methods for root finding, explicit and implicit integration
DEBUG/EPRINT interpretation for model debugging
Error handling strategies for statics and dynamics
Solver settings for robust static analyses
Integrator settings for robust dynamics
Solution convergence techniques
Modeling best practices
Prerequisites
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701 and ADM703a.
Dates

On Request

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

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ADM703c Writing User Subroutines in Adams/Solver


Objective
This seminar is intended for experienced Adams users wanting to create Adams/Solver user subroutines. Initial setup with preexisting libraries is considered, followed by the types of Adams/Solver elements which can be over-ridden. Dealing with user
input is considered along with usage of the many built-in utility subroutines. Querying Adams/Solver for system state
information (displacements, velocities, forces, etc.) is covered in detail, followed by initialization (IFLAG) and differencing
(DFLAG) considerations. Callback subroutine functionality is presented for easy detection of simulation events (convergence,
simulation start/end, saving/reloading, etc.) and considerations for threadsafe computations are discussed.
Students are expected to be comfortable with simple programming tasks in Fortran; this class does not provide a formal nor
comprehensive introduction to the Fortran programming language.
Content
Using existing Adams/Solver libraries
Element types to over-ride, what is to be calculated
Inputs using the PAR array
Interface differences between Fortran and C
Querying system states using utility subroutines
Handling initialization and differencing calculations
Callback subroutines
Threadsafe computation considerations
Prerequisites
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701 and ADM703a. Moderate knowledge of Fortran programming
language.
Dates

On Request

Duration

1 Day

Price

400+VAT

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ADM704a Advanced Parametric Model Building in Adams/View


Objective
This seminar covers the process of building parametric models specifically for the use of design sensitivity and optimisation
studies.
Content
Parametric Modelling
Parametric Functions
Expression builder
Design Study
Design of Experiments
Optimisation
Prerequisites
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701
Dates

Frimley:
04.07.2016-05.07.2016

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

ADM704b Automating Tasks using Adams/View


Objective
This seminar covers the process of customising Adams through the use of macros and developing customer specific dialogue
boxes.
Content
Command Language
Conditional Constructs and Loops
Macros
Macro Syntax and Parameters
Dialogue Boxes
Plug-ins
Prerequisites
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701.
Dates

Frimley:
06.07.2016-07.07.2016

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

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ADM710 - Flex Body Dynamics and Modal Stress Recovery using Adams
Objective
You will learn how to use Adams/Flex to incorporate flexibility into your Adams models. The course is primarily focused on using
component modal synthesis via the Modal Neutral File (MNF) and Adams/View. Previous FEA experience is a plus, but not a
requirement. You will be comfortable using Adams/Flex after taking this course
Content
Modal Flexibility: Theoretical background, combined rigid-flexible equations of motion
Importing a flexible body into a rigid-body model
Working with flexible body models in Adams/View (mode manager, connect flexible part to rigid parts, add
forces/torques, use measures)
Adams/Solver dataset and Adams/View command language syntax
Using flexible body models with stand-alone Adams/Solver (edit .adm files, generate .mtx files, submit simulations)
Performing static, dynamic, and eigenvalue analyses
Exporting loads from Adams/View
Methods for optimizing MNFs
Comparing results of rigid and flexible models (plotting, animation)
Validating Adams/Flex results with FEM results and hand-calculations
Modelling considerations
Debugging
Modelling contact with a flexible body
Using a modal force (MFORCE) to define a pressure load
Publishing simulation results on the web (generate movies, table of eigenvalues, snapshot images, include model files)
Reviewing several application examples
Reviewing/Discussing methods for generating MNF from FEA packages
Adams/AutoFlex
Prerequisites
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701
Dates

Frimley:
14.09.2016-15.09.2016

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

17

TRAINING 2015

ADM711 Control System Integration with Adams using MATLAB and Easy5
Objectives
You will learn how to connect your Adams models to control systems developed in MATLAB or Easy5. Techniques for combining
linear, nonlinear, continuous, and sampled control systems with your Adams model will be presented, along with tutorials.
Converting your MATLAB or Easy5 model into a native Adams entity via Control System Import to run the combined model
completely within Adams will also be discussed. Other topics presented in the course include an overview of all System
Elements, including State Variables, Differential Equations, Linear State Equations, and General State Equations to develop
models (e.g., control systems) supplemental to your mechanical model.
Content
Adams/Controls terminology
Defining inputs/outputs for Adams models to tie to controls
Adams Interface elements provided by Adams/Controls for MATLAB, and Easy5
Function evaluation mode and co-simulation mode
Interactive and batch mode simulations
Using initialization commands
Control system examples with differential equations, transfer functions, linear state equations, and general state
equations
Examples using Control System Import with Easy5 and MATLAB
Prerequisites
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701.
Dates

On Request

Duration

1 Day

Price

400+VAT

18

TRAINING 2015

ADM730 Design of Experiments (DOE) and Stochastics (Monte Carlo) Analysis using Adams
Objective
This seminar is intended for users who want to learn about their model designs in an efficient manner. This is accomplished
using Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques for learning about the design and communication of the results across companies
and departments. An optimal DOE technique is demonstrated, setting users up for further studies such as optimization and
robustness analysis.
Content
Create Factors and Responses in your model
Parametrics
Classicial DOEs
Results interpretation
Using the ASCII Conduit
Using Adams/Insight
Monte Carlo Analysis and Correlation
Prerequisite
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701.
Dates

On Request

Duration

1 Day

Price

400+VAT

19

TRAINING 2015

ADM740 Vehicle Modelling and Simulation using Adams/Car


Objective
This seminar is divided into two sections. The first covers the requirements for the standard user such as running suspension
tests, vehicle manoeuvres and interrogating the results. The second covers the process of modifying the standard templates
and building new functioning templates such as those for the steering, suspension and wheels.
Content
Description about user modes and data hierarchy
Overview of database hierarchy
Learning the concept of subsystems and assemblies
Create new suspension and full vehicle models
Create user specific events with the Driving Machine
Setup suspension and full vehicle simulations
How to use handling and durability tire
Perform suspension and full vehicle simulations
Create plot configuration files
Good practice in creating a fully parametric vehicle model
Create and modify templates
Create and modify different type of parts
Learn how to use communicators
Learn how to create new requests within the same subsystem as well as between different subsystems
Create and modify different property files
Create and modify automotive elements such as spring, dampers, bushings, bump stop, etc.
Overview on how to implement flexible bodies
Prerequisite
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701. General vehicle knowledge (vehicle dynamics, suspension design, etc.)
preferred.
Dates

Frimley:
07.03.2016-10.03.2016
24.10.2016-27.10.2016
Chester:
13.06.2016-16.06.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

20

TRAINING 2015

ADM750 Gear, Belt, and Chain Modeling with Adams/Machinery


Objectives
You will learn how to build detailed models containing belts, chains or geras with Adams/Machinery.
Content
Introducing the Adams/Machinery Wizard
Adams/Machinery Database Structure for Components, Parametrics, etc.
Creating Gear Systems:
o Spur, Helical & Bevel Gear Types
o Simplified, Detailed & 3D Contact Types
Creating Belt Systems:
o Smooth, V-Grooved & Toothed Belts
o Pulley Types: Standard and Tensioners
o Actuator Types and System Outputs
Creating Chain Drive Systems:
o Roller and Silent Types
o Compliance Methods: From Linear to User-Defined
o Tensioner/Guide Types: Rotational, Fixed and Translational
Simulation Speed and Robustness Guidelines for Typical Machinery Systems
Prerequisites
A working knowledge of Adams as covered in ADM701.
Dates

On Request

Duration

1 Day

Price

400+VAT

21

TRAINING 2015

Digimat
DIG201 - Digimat Standard Training Structural Engineering
Objective
This seminar provides an introduction to how to use a Digimat material model in a FE analysis of a plastic or composite part
that has fiber orientations predicted by an injection modelling or draping simulation. By using a Digimat material model the
non-linear material properties and the effects of the local microstructure of the composite or plastic can ve taken into
account. The following Digimat modules will be used: Digimat-MF, Digimat-MX, Digimat-CAE and DIgimat-MAP
Content
Technical information on the way the program operates, e.g. licensing, file organization,etc.
Introduction to the Digimat Graphical User Interface including the plug-in embedded in CAE codes
Mean-field homogenization theory as well as the material models available in Digimat-MF
Material database management and automatic calibration of Digimat materials
Coupling of Digimat with FEA code in Digimat-CAE. Introduction to the different solution procedure (macro, hybrid, micro)
and presentation of the failure criteria definition
Mapping of fiber orientation tensors, initial stresses/temperatures between two dissimilar meshes in Digimat-Map.
Theoretical aspects of the mapping procedure are explained
Guided exercises to implement the different procedures presented during the course
Prerequisites
Basic theoretical knowledge of material constitutive model (elasticity, elasto-plasticity) is recomended. Good knowledge of one
FEA code is required.
Dates

Bristol:
26.04.2016-27.04.2016

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

DIG201 - Digimat Standard Training Material Engineering


Objective
This seminar provides an introduction to how to use a Digimat material model in a FE analysis of a plastic or composite part
that has fiber orientations predicted by an injection modelling or draping simulation. By using a Digimat material model the
non-linear material properties and the effects of the local microstructure of the composite or plastic can ve taken into
account. The following Digimat modules will be used: Digimat-MF, Digimat-MX, Digimat-CAE and DIgimat-MAP
Content
Technical information on the way the program operates, e.g. licensing, file organization,etc.
Introduction to the Digimat Graphical User Interface
Mean-field homogenization theory as well as the material models available in Digimat-MF
Material database management and automatic calibration of Digimat materials in Digimat-MX

Introduction to designing RVE (representative volume element) for various composite microstructures including
composites with; multiple reinforcing phases, clustering, and decohesion zones, among others, using Digimat-FE
Exporting RVE into FEA solver to run a finite element analysis on the material and post-processing of results in Digimat-FE.
Guided exercises to implement the different procedures presented during the course

Prerequisites
Basic theoretical knowledge of material constitutive model is recomended. Good knowledge of FEA code is recomended.
Dates

Bristol:
26.04.2016-27.04.2016

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

22

TRAINING 2015

Dytran
DYT101 Explicit Structural and Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis Using Dytran
Objective
Dytran is designed to solve transient dynamic problems involving a high degree of nonlinearity. This seminar provides an
introduction to the structural Lagrangian capabilities of Dytran and an introduction to the coupled Euler-Lagrange capabilities
to solve fluid-structure interaction problems. The primary emphasis is on how to use the program to solve engineering
problems. The major capabilities of the program are covered in detail. The process of performing an analysis is discussed in its
entirety, from initial modelling to the postprocessing of results. Hands-on workshops and example problems reinforce the
material covered in the lectures. Advice is offered on modelling techniques, meshing, and evaluation of results. In addition,
techniques to minimize the cost of analyses are discussed. By the end of the seminar, attendees should be able to apply
Dytran to the solution of practical engineering problems in structural mechanics and to solve fluid-structure interaction
problems.
Content
Overview of Dytran capabilities
Typical applications
When to use explicit technology
Explicit Lagrange theory
Input definition
Executing Dytran
Patran Pre-processing
Element Library
Material Models
Lagrangian Loading Conditions
Contact
Rigids
When to use Eulerian and Euler-Lagrange coupling
Typical applications
Explicit Euler theory
Finite volume method
Euler loading, boundary and initial conditions
Material models
General coupling of Fluid-Structure Interaction
Arbitrary Lagrange Euler coupling
Output requests
Post processing
Prerequisites
Experience with a general-purpose finite element analysis application is recommended
Dates

Frimley:
23.02.2016-25.02.2016
Chester:
25.10.2016-27.10.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

23

TRAINING 2015

DYT103 Occupant Safety


Objective
Dytran is a coupled Euler-Lagrange code designed to solve fluid-structure interaction problems. This seminar complements
the DYT101 and DYT102 seminars, provides an introduction to airbag modelling, and the modelling of occupants with the ATB
module. Different airbag modelling techniques are discussed as built up from DYT102 fluid-structure interaction methods. The
ATB (Articulated Total Body) module is an independent solver used by Dytran to solve the interaction of occupants within any
Dytran model including the use of seatbelts and other contacts. The ATB module is introduced with the interface to Dytran
with pre- and post-processing. By the end of the course, attendees should have a basic understanding of how to solve
occupant safety models using the ATB module.
Content
Introduction to airbag modelling
ATB introduction
ATB data generator
ATB structure
ATB-Dytran interface
ATB-Dytran pre- and post-processing
Prerequisites
DYT101 is recommended
Dates

On Demand

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

24

TRAINING 2015

Easy5
EAS101 - Easy5 Dynamic System Modelling Simulation and Analysis using Easy5 (Intro Class)
Objective
This course gives the engineer a basic understanding of the Easy5 modelling, simulation, and analysis environment. Students
learn to represent an existing dynamic system on screen using predefined modelling blocks and components, empirical table
data, and user-defined FORTRAN components. Students learn to calculate stable operating points using the Easy5 Steady-State
Analysis, and are introduced to fixed- and variable-step integration used during simulation. The class also covers the Easy5 set
of linear analyses, including, in part, transfer function calculation, frequency response generation, and root locus analysis.
Content
Model Building
Linear Analysis
Analysis Tool & Methodology
Simulation and Integration
Data Tables and the Matrix Editor
Operating Point and Steady State Analysis
Easy5 Architecture
Writing Code in Easy5
Prerequisites
An engineering background, knowledge of FORTRAN, and an understanding of differential equations.
Dates

Frimley:
23.08.2016-24.08.2016

Duration

1.5 Days

Price

600+VAT

25

TRAINING 2015

EAS103 - Easy5 Modelling Simulation of Fluid Power Systems Using Easy5


Objective
This course has been designed to give the hydraulics engineer a basic understanding of the issues and difficulties surrounding
modelling and simulation of fluid power systems. It is geared towards the user who already has a general understanding of the
Easy5 modelling, simulation and analysis environment as well as knowledge in the area of hydraulics design.
Content
General Theory of Hydraulic Modelling in Easy5
Modelling an Open Loop Oil Cooling System
Obtain Initial Operating Points
Fluid properties
Modelling a Closed Loop Oil Cooling System
Difficulties in obtaining steady state
Building a Piloted Servo Valve
Building valves from primitive hydraulic components
Use steady state scan to parameterize models
Linear analysis
Model a Raise/Lower Valve for a Hydraulic Lift
Using HC library components to create larger component
Reverse flow in a hydraulic system
Minimizing number of pressure states
Simulating Water hammer Effects
Disaster Recovery - How to handle problem models
Prerequisites
Working knowledge of Easy5 and a basic understanding of the Thermal Hydraulics library.
Dates

On Request

Duration

1.5 Days

Price

600+VAT

26

TRAINING 2015

EAS105 - Modelling Simulation of Gas Systems Using Easy5


Objective
This course will teach you how to use Easy5 to model pneumatic systems and valves. It will review some fundamentals that are
usually not well understood and provide advanced instructions for features in Easy5.
Content
General Theory of Pneumatic Modelling in Easy5
Modelling a Simple Pneumatic Pressure Regulator
Practice basic Easy5 skills
Obtain Initial Operating Points
Difficulties in Obtaining Steady State
Use Steady State to parameterize models
Modelling a Flow Control Valve
Building Valves from Primitive Pneumatic Components
Building an Electro pneumatic Pressure Regulator
Data Tables and the Matrix Editor
Linear Analysis
Model a Temperature Control System with Heat Exchangers
Simulation and Numerical Integration
Macro Code Development
Sorting and Solving Implicit Loops
Modelling and Development with Discrete Components
Modelling Discontinuities with Switch States
Additional topics as interest and time allows including:
Debugging models
How to define and use your own fluid property set
Prerequisites
Completion of introductory class and/or a working knowledge of Easy5.
Dates

Frimley:
24.08.2016-25.08.2016

Duration

1.5 Days

Price

600+VAT

27

TRAINING 2015

Flightloads
FLD120 Introduction to MSC Nastran Aeroelasticity using Flightloads and Patran
Objective
This seminar is intended for engineers concerned with structural loads, flying qualities, and aeroelastic stability of flexible
aircraft and missiles. The objective of the seminar is to familiarize the engineer with an integrated approach to the state-ofthe-art MSC Nastran applications in aeroelastic analyses and their implementation via the FlightLoads User Interface and
process management tool. An overview of the aeroelastic capability is followed by discussion of the available aerodynamic
theories and case studies of the three available aeroelastic solutions: static aeroelasticity, flutter, and dynamic aeroelasticity.
Highly detailed workshops are used throughout.
Content

Introduction to Aeroelasticity

What is Aeroelasticity

Aeroelastic Analysis Types

Aeroelastic Modeling

Splines

Aeroelastic Solution Sequences

Introduction to FlightLoads and Dynamics

What is FlightLoads

FlightLoads: A Brief Description of the Features

FlightLoads: Latest Developments

Aerodynamic Theories

Doublet Lattice Method

Zona51

Subsonic Slender Body Theory

Splines

Surface Splines

Linear Splines

Theory of Static Aeroelastic Analysis

Aerodynamic Loads

Linearization: Elastic Deformation

The Flexible Aircraft

Theory of Static Aeroelastic Analysis

Stability Derivatives: Lateral Directional Trim

Monitor Points

Aeroelastic Response Analysis

Dynamic Equations

Random Response Analysis


Prerequisites
NAS 101: Introduction to MSC Nastran
NAS 102: MSC Nastran Dynamics Analysis
PAT 301: Introduction to Patran
Dates

On Request

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

28

TRAINING 2015

Marc
MAR101 Marc Introductory Course
Objective
An introduction in the use of Marc and Mentat (Classic and New versions) through a series of lectures, demonstrations and
workshops.
Content
Overview of Marc and its Capabilities
Review of the Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method
The Implications of Running a Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis
Nonlinear Incremental Solution Procedures
Iterative Convergence Methods
Interpreting Results from Nonlinear Analyses
Best Practice in Contact Analyses
Solver Choice and Parallel Analysis Options
Dynamic Analysis (Harmonic, Transient)
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials is highly recommended. No previous finite element analysis experience is
required.
Dates

Frimley:
01.03.2016- 03.03.2016
21.06.2016-23.06.2016
08.11.2016- 10.11.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

29

TRAINING 2015

MAR102 - Marc/Mentat Advanced Course


Objective
The purpose of this course is to enhance the knowledge of a current Marc and Mentat user in more advanced techniques through
a series of lectures, demonstrations and workshops.
Content
Review of Nonlinear Analysis Procedures
Geometric Nonlinearity and Buckling Methods
Element Technology and Correct Usage
Materially Nonlinear Analysis (plasticity, hyperelasticity, failure, damage, etc.)
Diagnosing a Failing Nonlinear Analysis
Optional Topics (depending on interest of participants) Include:
Composite Analysis (Including Progressive Failure and Crack Growth)
Heat Transfer and Thermal Stress Analysis (Steady State, Transient, Coupled)
Dynamic Analysis (Harmonic, Transient)
Prerequisites
MAR101 Marc/Mentat Introductory Course
Dates

Frimley
24.05.2016-25.05.2016
06.12.2016-07.12.2016

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

30

TRAINING 2015

MAR103 Marc Experimental Elastomer Analysis


Objective
The purpose of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of how material testing and finite element analysis are
combined to improve the design of rubber and elastomeric products.
Content
Introduction
Overview of Elastomer Testing and Analysis
Measurement and Modelling principals
Curve Fitting of Uniaxial Material Data
Curve Fitting of Multi Mode Material Data
Simulations with Specimen Data
Tips and best practice for elastomer simulations
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials is highly recommended. Previous finite element analysis experience is
recommended. Knowledge of elastomeric materials.
Dates

On request

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

MAR106 Electromagnetic Analysis Using Marc


Objective
This course provides an overview of general electromagnetic theory and the typical problems that Marc can handle. It provides
a quick review of Marc nonlinear methodology and contact analysis as well as of Marc Structural and thermal analysis. Each
workshop shows detailed step by step finite element modeling in Mentat and is a quick, simple and efficient way of learning
Mentat. The post-processing section of each workshop problem illustrates how finite element results can be interpreted, and
how they can be used to obtain other practical quantities. Relevant short notes at the end of a workshop help in getting
additional information about Marc and Mentat.
Content
Main theory of EM and Electrostatic workshop
Joule-thermal-structural and Magnetostatics-structural workshop
Piezoelectric, magnetostatic-thermal and magnetodynamics workshop
Prerequisites
MAR101 Marc/Mentat Introductory Course
Dates

On request

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

31

TRAINING 2015

MAR120 - Marc/Patran Introductory Course


Objective
An introduction to the use of Marc within Patran, using a series of lectures, demonstrations and workshops.
Content
Overview of Marc and its Capabilities
Review of the Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method
The Implications of Running a Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis
Nonlinear Incremental Solution Procedures
Iterative Convergence Methods
Interpreting Results from Nonlinear Analyses
Best Practice in Contact Analyses
Solver Choice and Parallel Analysis Options
Prerequisites
PAT301 or equivalent experience with Patran.
Dates

Frimley:
10.10.2016-13.10.2016
Derby:
08.02.2016-11.02.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

MAR299 - Marc Programming Course


Objective
The purpose of this course is to teach the current Marc and Mentat user to use Python and Fortran to control and automate both
the Marc solver process, as well as the Mentat pre/post processing environment through a series of lectures, demonstrations and
workshops.
Content
Review of User Subroutines Available for Use with Marc
Review of Python Functions Available for use with Mentat
Fundamentals of the Marc and Mentat Programming Structures
Examples of Material Failure, Loading, Result Creation, etc. will be Considered for Marc
Examples of Automating Model Changes and Result Extraction/Evaluation will be Considered for Mentat
Prerequisites
Working Knowledge of Marc and Mentat. Basic Knowledge of Programming
Dates

Frimley:
05.04.2016-06.04.2016

Duration

2 Days

Price

800+VAT

32

TRAINING 2015

MSC Nastran
NAS101 - Basic MSC Nastran Linear Static, Normal Modes and Buckling Analysis
Objective
The purpose of this seminar is to introduce the new MSC Nastran user to the basic ASCII input requirements for linear static and
normal modes analysis of structures. Many important features of MSC Nastran are illustrated with numerous example
problems. MSC Nastran data structure and element library, modelling practices, model debugging, and guidelines for efficient
solutions are discussed. This seminar (or NAS120) provides the foundation required for intermediate and advanced MSC Nastran
applications.
Content
Introduction to finite element theory and finite element modelling
Overview of MSC Nastran input data
MSC Nastran solution sequences
Case control section
Output requests, Data selection
Subcase definition
Bulk data section
Coordinate systems, Geometry, Constraints
Material properties, Elements
Intermediate modelling practices
Set notations, Rigid elements, Model debugging, Symmetry, Modelling recommendations, Parameters
Natural frequencies and normal modes
Governing equations, Methods of computation
MSC Nastran entries for normal modes analysis
Buckling theory
MSC Nastran entries for buckling analysis
Linear contact and permanent glue
Introduction to the file management section
Restarts, Databases
Overview of advanced capabilities
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials is highly recommended.
No previous finite element analysis experience is required.
Dates

Frimley:
07.03.2016-10.03.2016
Chester:
17.10.2016-20.10.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

33

TRAINING 2015

NAS102 - MSC Nastran Dynamic Basic Analysis


Objective
This workshop is a comprehensive presentation of the dynamic capabilities available in MSC Nastran. It covers fundamental
and advanced topics with an emphasis on practical applications and example problems. A comprehensive presentation of the
dynamic capabilities available in MSC Nastran is presented in this workshop. These dynamic analysis capabilities include
normal mode analysis, transient response analysis and frequency response analysis. Theoretical derivations of the
mathematics used in dynamic analysis are presented only as they pertain to the proper understanding of the use of each
capability.
Content
Review of Fundamentals
Dynamic Modelling Input
Normal Mode Analysis
Reduction in Dynamic Analysis
Rigid Body Modes
Damping
Transient Response Analysis
Frequency Response Analysis
Direct Matrix Input
Dynamic Equations of Motion
Residual Vector Methods
Enforced Motion
Shock and Response Spectrum Analysis
Random Response Analysis
Complex Eigenvalue Analysis
Normal Mode Analysis Using Parts Superelement
Extra Points, Transfer Functions, and NOLINs
Normal Modes of Preloaded Structures
Dynamic Design Optimization
Test-Analysis Correlation
Prerequisites
Basic MSC Nastran Linear Static Analysis seminar or equivalent experience
Dates

Frimley:
21.11.2016-24.11.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

34

TRAINING 2015

NAS103 - Nonlinear Analysis


Objective
This seminar provides a working knowledge of the nonlinear capabilities of MSC Nastran for static and dynamic analysis. Both
geometric and material nonlinearity are discussed in detail. Nonlinear features of MSC Nastran elements are explained and
several examples are presented. Some practical guidelines for nonlinear analysis are also given.
Content
Nonlinear static analysis strategies
Newton-Raphson method - Advancing schemes
Stiffness update schemes
Line search - Convergence and divergence
Restarts
Geometric nonlinear analysis
Large rotations - Follower forces
Linear and nonlinear buckling analysis
Material types
Nonlinear elastic
Hyperelastic (Green elastic) - Elastoplastic
Creep- Temperature dependent
Nonlinear elements
Small strain elements - Large strain elements
Contact (interface) elements Gap - Slideline
Nonlinear transient analysis
Integration schemes
Mass, damping, and load superelement specification
Restarts
Superelements
Special topics
Nonlinear modal analysis - Composite elements
Prerequisites
A working knowledge of linear static analysis as covered in NAS101.
Experience with dynamic analysis and superelement analysis is recommended.
Dates

On request

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

35

TRAINING 2015

NAS104 - Thermal Analysis with MSC Nastran


Objective
This seminar describes the latest heat transfer and thermal stress analysis capabilities beginning with Version 68. Program
inputs and interpretation of results for conduction, convection, and radiation analyses are covered in detail. The seminar
attempts to provide a balance between theory, its development within the context of MSC Nastran, and practical application.
Example problems are used to clarify the information presented
Content
MSC Nastran communication
Input data formats - Executive control statements
Case control statements - Parameter statements
Overview of heat transfer capabilities
Conduction - Convection - Radiation
The MSC Nastran thermal model
Geometry - grid points and elements - Material properties
Boundary conditions - surface elements - Thermal "loads"
Thermal transients
NASTRAN input data
Steady state analysis (SOL 153)
NLPARM statement - Free and forced convection
Thermal loads - Radiation boundary condition
Radiation view factors - Radiation enclosure analysis - Spectral exchange
Transient analysis (SOL 159)
TSTEPNL statement - Transient load methodology
Control nodes - Temperature boundary conditions - Phase change
Thermal stress analysis
Restarts
Multimode heat transfer analysis
Thermal system analysis
Miscellaneous topics
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of heat transfer fundamentals. NAS101 or equivalent experience is recommended.
Dates

Frimley:
14.06.2016-16.06.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

36

TRAINING 2015

NAS105 - Practical Finite Element Modelling Techniques Using MSC Nastran


Objective
This seminar provides practical advice and guidance in using MSC Nastran for a variety of structural applications. Special MSC
Nastran techniques that can be used to obtain better results at less cost are discussed. Participants will increase their
engineering productivity by modelling difficult shapes more easily, finding errors quickly, and running problems more efficiently.
Content
Element techniques
Review of available options - Theoretical considerations and modern practices
Accuracy versus shape and mesh size - Modelling tricks - Mesh transitions and special connections
Constraints and boundary conditions
The "R" constraints - Singularities - detection and cure - Symmetry methods
Diagnosing modelling problems
Available diagnostic messages - Graphical methods - Useful output options - Free-body checks - Redundant analysis
methods
Recommendations for dynamic modelling
Performance of reduction techniques - Using the SUPORT entry - Approximating frequencies using static analysis - Hints
to evaluate the quality of modal solutions
Superelements made easy
Single-level models - Basic input - Basic restarts - Modal synthesis techniques - Global-local analysis techniques
Nonlinear analysis
Using linear analysis to model nonlinear behaviour
Overview of cyclic symmetry
Overview of composites
Prerequisites
NAS101 or equivalent experience. Working knowledge of finite element analysis applications.
Dates

Chester:
23.02.2016-25.02.2016
08.11.2016-10.11.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

37

TRAINING 2015

NAS106 - Superelement Analysis with MSC Nastran


Objective
One thing that has been consistently demonstrated in finite element analysis is that demand will always exceed existing
capabilities. This limit on hardware, combined with budget limitations (large runs are expensive), results in limitations on the
ability of engineers to solve large, complicated problems. A solution to these limitations is the use of superelements in MSC
Nastran.
Using superelements, one can check segments of the model independently and use the reduced matrices from the check runs
in the final full model analysis. Superelements allow different groups to work on different parts of the model. This seminar
describes how to perform static and dynamic analysis using superelement techniques. Special attention is paid to restarts in
superelement analysis and applying superelements to dynamic analysis, including component modal synthesis. The final day
describes techniques for the use of secondary superelements focusing especially on the use of external superelements.
Content
Defining Superelements and Terminology
Loads, Constraints, Parameters, and Case Control
Multilevel Superelement Analysis
Component Modes, Reduction, and Assembly
Model Checkout Tools
Database and Restarts
Dynamic Analysis with Superelements
Nonlinear Analysis
External Superelement
Image Superelements

Prerequisites
NAS101 or equivalent experience. MSC Nastran Dynamic Analysis seminar (NAS102) is recommended.
Dates

Frimley:
19.04.2016-21.04.2016
27.09.2016-29.09.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

38

TRAINING 2015

NAS107 - Optimisation with MSC Nastran


Objective
MSC Nastran features a comprehensive design sensitivity and optimisation capability. It is possible to design for a variety of
user-defined objectives such as minimum weight or maximum frequency. This seminar covers the theoretical and practical
aspects of MSC Nastran design sensitivity and optimisation: emphasis is placed on using the program to solve practical
engineering problems. The capabilities of the program, including typical applications, are covered in detail. The concept of a
design model is introduced. The process of optimising a structure is discussed from initial modelling to interpretation of results.
Numerous example problems reinforce the material covered in the lectures.
Content
What is design optimisation? - The basic optimisation problem statement
Introduction to numerical optimisation
The concept of a design space - Constrained and unconstrained minimisation techniques
Convergence testing - Numerical aspects of interest to the design engineer
Analysis versus design modelling - Design model definition procedure - choosing the design variables, objective, and
constraints
Interpretation and utilisation of optimisation results
Topology Optimisation
Shape Optimisation
Topography Optimisation
Design variable linking and reduced basis formulations - Formulation of synthetic design variable to property relations Formulation of synthetic responses
Dynamic response
Special Modelling topics
Multi Model Optimisation
Superelement optimisation
Non-linear Optimisation
Aeroelastic Optimisation
Prerequisite
NAS101 or equivalent experience.
Dates

Frimley:
16.02.2016-18.02.2016
28.06.2016-30.06.2016

Duration

3 days

Price

1,200+VAT

39

TRAINING 2015

NAS110 - Working with Custom MSC Nastran Solution Sequences using DMAP
Objective
Direct Matrix Abstraction Programming (DMAP) is a macro language used to build and modify solution sequences in MSC
Nastran. The DMAP language contains powerful matrix instructions as well as flexible scalar variable (parameter) operations.
The File Management Section (FMS) is used for the attachment, initialisation, and manipulation of databases. The objective of
this seminar is to present DMAP and database application techniques and to prepare attendees to develop DMAP and solution
sequence alter packages. This seminar also provides experienced users with the knowledge to perform sophisticated tasks in
MSC Nastran. Such tasks include the creation of DMAP sequences with subDMAPs and the creation of a solution sequence
(delivery) database. Details are presented on the structured solution sequence (SOLs 100 through 200), DMAP structure, and
Nastran Data Definition Language (NDDL).
Content

Introduction
Overview of DMAP
Parameters
DMAP Modules
SUBDMAPs
DMAP Alters
U set Partitioning and Merging
Additional Common Modules
Output Modules
Storing and Retrieving from the Database
ISHELL Spawning Process
Modifying Delivering Database
Adding User SubDMAP to Delivering Database

Prerequisites
NAS101 or equivalent experience. Experience with additional solution sequences and super-element analysis is helpful.
Dates

Frimley:
07.06.2016-09.06.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

NAS111 Aeroelasticity using MSC Nastran


Objective
This seminar is intended for engineers concerned with structural loads, flying qualities, and aeroelastic stability of flexible aircraft
and missiles. The objective of the seminar is to familiarize the engineer with state-of-the-art MSC Nastran applications in
aeroelastic analyses. An overview of the aeroelastic capability is followed by an in-depth discussion of the available aerodynamic
theories and the three available aeroelastic solutions: static aeroelasticity, flutter, and dynamic aeroelasticity. Advanced topics
include modeling aerodynamic bodies, active control systems, the specification of dynamic loads, sensitivity analysis, and
aeroelastic optimization.
Content

Overview of MSC Nastran Aeroelastic Capabilities


Aerodynamic Theories
Surface and Linear Splines
Static Aeroelastic Analysis
Flutter Analysis
Preparation of Input/Sample Problems
Dynamic Aeroelasticity
Guidelines for Effective Response Analysis
Aeroelastoc Design Sensitivities and Optimisation
Workshops

Prerequisites
NAS101/NAS120 and NAS102/NAS122 or equivalent experience. Experience with additional solution sequences and superelement analysis is helpful.
Dates

On Request

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

NAS120 - Linear Structural Analysis with MSC Nastran and Patran


Objective
This seminar introduces basic finite element analysis techniques for linear static, normal modes, and buckling analysis of
structures using MSC Nastran and Patran. MSC Nastran data structure, the element library, modelling practices, model
validation, and guidelines for efficient solutions are discussed and illustrated with examples and workshops. Patran will be an
integral part of the examples and workshops and will be used to generate and verify illustrative MSC Nastran models, manage
analysis submission requests, and visualise results. This seminar (or NAS101) provides the foundation required for intermediate
and advanced MSC Nastran applications.
Content
Introduction to finite element theory and finite element modelling
Anatomy of the MSC Nastran input file
Model generation and verification using Patran
Creating geometric representation of structure
Defining material and element properties
Constraining the model
Loading the model
Meshing the model
Model verification
Generating and submitting a ready-to run MSC Nastran input file
Linear static analysis
Normal modes analysis
Buckling analysis
Importing an existing MSC Nastran input file into Patran
MSC Nastran output files and their interpretation
Results visualisation using Patran
Model debugging tools and recommendations
Tips for solving large problems
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials is highly recommended.
No previous finite element analysis experience is required.
Dates

Frimley:
01.02.2016-04.02.2016
19.09.2016-22.09.2016
Chester:
06.06.2016-09.06.2016
Bristol:
07.11.2016-10.11.2016
Derby:
11.04.2016-14.04.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

NAS122 - Dynamic Structural Analysis with MSC Nastran and Patran


Objective
This course covers an integrated approach to dynamic analysis using Patran and MSC Nastran. The student will learn how to
identify the nature of the dynamic problem, set up the problem appropriately in Patran and execute it using MSC Nastran.
Details of the MSC Nastran theory and methodology will be covered which allow the student greater insight into the process.
Finally extensive use of Patran will be made to explore the results of the analysis in depth.
Content
Review of Fundamentals in Dynamics
Dynamic Modelling Input
Normal Modes Analysis
Reduction Techniques
Rigid Body Modes
Dynamic Matrix Assembly
Transient Response
Frequency Response
Interactive Frequency Response
Enforced Motion
Pre-Stiffened Normal Modes
Random Response
Prerequisites
PAT301 and NAS101 seminar or NAS120 seminar
Dates

Frimley:
14.03.2016-17.03.2016
Bristol:
12.09.2016-15.09.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

NAS123 MSC Nastran Implicit Nonlinear (SOL 600) Analysis


Objectives
This seminar presents how to perform implicit nonlinear analysis using MSC Nastran SOL 600. MSC Nastran SOL600 is the
nonlinear capabilities of Marc delivered in an MSC Nastran user interface. SOL 600 provides FEA capability for the analysis of
3D contact and highly nonlinear problems.
Content
Overview of Nonlinear Analysis Using MSC Nastran Sol 600
Numerical Concepts in Nonlinear Analysis
Element Library, Mesh Considerations, and Analysis Procedures
Analysis Setup and the Analysis Form
Analysis Setup for Non-Patran Users
Introduction to Choice of Elements
Choice of Element Integration
Materials
Overview and Contact Body Interactions
Contact Body Definition
Resolving Convergence Problems
Buckling and Post-buckling Analysis
Structural Dynamics
Prerequisites
NAS101 or equivalent is recommended
Dates

On Request

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

NAS126 Explicit Nonlinear Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran


Objectives
NAS126 is an introductory course in dynamics simulation using Explicit nonlinear analysis. Students will prepare short duration
structural dynamic analyses using MSC Nastran finite element models. Students will learn how to create and/or modify
material properties, loads, and boundary and initial conditions for dynamic simulation models. They will also learn how to set
up the jobs for running the models and review the results for these models.
Content
Explicit Transient Dynamic Analysis
Input file format
Patran Graphical User Interface
Running MSC Nastran SOL 700
Lagrange Basics
Element Library
Material Models
Lagrangian Loading Conditions
Lagrangian Boundary Conditions
Contact Definition and Analysis
Prerequisites
NAS120, or (PAT301 and NAS101), or equivalent
Dates

On Request

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

NAS318 Implementation of Fatigue Methods using MSC Nastran-Embedded Fatigue (NEF)


Objectives
NAS318 is an introductory course for MSC Nastran Embedded Fatigue (NEF). Students learn the proper use of MSC Nastran for
solving various fatigue analysis problems and understand the physical processes in fatigue. They will use MSC Nastran to model
the fatigue processes and become familiar with common fatigue methods

Content
S-N Method
E-N Method
Fatigue Parameters
Fatigue Load Sequence
Fatigue Analysis in Modal Transinet Solution SOL 112
Optimisation using Fatigue Constraints and Responses
Prerequisites
NAS120 or NAS101
Dates

On Request

Duration

1 Day

Price

400+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

NAS400 - Implicit Nonlinear Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran


Objectives
NAS400 covers various aspects of implicit nonlinear analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran. This includes large
deformation, advanced nonlinear material, contact, analysis chaining, heat transfer, and nonlinear transient
dynamics.
Content
Overview of MSC Nastran
Overview of Implicit Analysis with SOL 400
Sources of Nonlinearity
Concepts in Nonlinear Analysis
Chaining of Different Analysis Types
Boundary Condition Changes
Advanced Nonlinear Material Models in MSC Nastran
Large Strain Elastic-Plastic
Nonlinear Elastic
Hyperelastic
Composite
Creep
Shape Memory Alloy
Advanced Nonlinear Elements in MSC Nastran
Contact Bodies and Contact Body Interactions
Heat Transfer
Nonlinear Structural Dynamics
Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in Nastran (NAS101, NAS120 and NAS103) is required.


Dates

Frimley:
01.12.2016-03.12.2016
Chester:
17.05.2016-19.05.2016
Bristol:
05.07.2016-07.07.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

Patran
PAT301 - Introduction to Patran
Objective
PAT301 is the introductory course for new Patran users. Students will master the basic skills required to use Patran in typical
MCAE applications. PAT301 emphasises practical skills development through comprehensive, hands-on laboratory sessions.
Students will learn to build analysis models using Patran, define material properties, create boundary conditions, access Patran's
material libraries for material properties, submit their job for analysis and postprocess results in varying formats.
Content
Take a model through the complete design and analysis cycle
Import CAD geometry and use it to create new geometry in Patran
Learn graphics manipulation, imaging, and viewing techniques
Practice using the different meshing techniques: isomesher, paver, and tetmesher
Verify your finite element model
Apply loads and boundary conditions
Learn advanced techniques:
Apply distributed pressure loads
Vary thicknesses
Use groups and lists to filter and group entities
Submit analysis
View and manipulate results
Prerequisites
No previous experience is required but an understanding of FE techniques is desirable.
Dates

Frimley:
18.01.2016-21.01.2016
09.05.2016-12.05.2016
14.11.2016-17.11.2016
Chester:
05.09.2016-08.09.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

PAT302 - Advanced use of Patran


Objective
PAT302 provides an in-depth examination of the advanced features of Patran. Sample topics covered by PAT302 include:
advanced Patran features usage for meshing and mesh refinement, use of various Patran Command Language (PCL) files for
session customisation, application of advanced geometric construction techniques, definition of fields to represent spatially
varying functions for loads and boundary conditions, generation of constraint equations (MPCs) to define physical relationships,
and creation of sophisticated multi-effect graphical images..
Content
User interface shortcuts and advanced capabilities to your Patran efficiency and help you customize your work
environment

Wildcards, keywords, list processor syntax, and command line options

Database/model manipulation using group transformation and database merge capabilities

Customizing the toolbar and start-up environment


Discover advanced geometry modelling and CAD access features

Advanced construction and editing techniques

Repair non-topologically congruent (i.e. "dirty") geometry


Apply advanced finite element modelling capabilities

Mapped, automated and 2.5-D meshing, mesh smoothing

Global-local and thermal-structural modelling using FEM fields

Advanced Surface Mesher

Advanced node and element editing techniques


Post-processing and advanced graphical results display

Advanced capabilities of results, Insight, XY plot, and text report

Numerical methods: data averaging and extrapolation

Using multiple Insight tools


Patran Command Language (PCL) Basics

PCL programming in conjunction with Patran modelling

PCL syntax, directives, operators, variables, arrays and libraries

Write a PCL routine to automate parameterised geometry creation


Prerequisites
PAT301 or equivalent experience in the use of Patran.
Dates

Frimley:
03.10.2016-06.10.2016
Derby:
14.03.2016-17.03.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

PAT304 Introduction to Patran Command Language (PCL)


Objective
PAT304 provides students with a comprehensive overview of the MSC.Patran Command Language (PCL) for site integration
and user programming. Topics include basic PCL syntax, creation of user interface objects (widgets) such as forms, buttons,
slidebars, etc., spawning remote processes from the MSC.Patran session, usage of database access calls, handling interrupts
from an event-driven system, compiling, debugging, and code management. Students will build practical skills by performing
17 PCL programming exercises in multiple laboratory sessions. Exercises include the development of PCL code to create a fully
parameterised finite element analysis model for use in shape optimization and design studies.
Content
File I/O (create and parse a text file)
Spawn UNIX command from Patran (i.e. start your own analysis code processing)
Parametric Modelling (i.e. build same part but vary length, width or radius of part)
Dynamic memory allocation
Create a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
General PCL syntax and usage
Prerequisites
PAT301 or compatible experience. Familiarity with C or Fortran or Pascal.
Dates

Frimley:
11.05.2016-14.05.2016

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

PAT318 - Durability and Fatigue Analysis using MSC Fatigue


Objective
This course introduces basics and advanced methods for evaluation and estimation of fatigue life using MSC Fatigue.
Aimed at the MBS or FE analyst with no previous experience of fatigue analysis, the course is an ideal introduction to the basic
concepts of total life, crack initiation, crack propagation and vibration fatigue methods. The theoretical background is covered
along with practical issues regarding the integration to MBS/FE environment and the usage of MSC Fatigue.
A variety of examples and hands-on sessions provide detailed coverage of the software user interface including loading,
materials, and results visualisation capabilities.
Content
Intro to Fatigue Analysis: Historical Background and modern computational methods
Stress-life (S-N) method: similitude, rainflow cycle counting, linear damage summation, Factors influencing fatigue life
MSC Fatigue User Interface: Modules and Capabilities
Fatigue analysis of welds
Strain-Life (e-N) method: uniaxial theory, plastic correction rules, factors influencing fatigue life
Introduction to multiaxial theory: biaxial assessment and factor of safety
Temperature Corrected Fatigue, theory and examples
Elements of Dynamic analysis: choice of the domain, from quasi static approximation to Frequency domain,
Elements of Component Modal Synthesis and Multi Body Dynamics: examples with Adams/flex/durability
Duty cycle analysis, ATV example
Fatigue in the Frequency domain, theory and examples
Accelerated Fatigue Simulation, theory and examples
Prerequisites
No prior knowledge of fatigue analysis techniques or Patran is required, a basic knowledge of FE and strength of materials is
desirable.
Dates

Frimley:
01.03.2016-03.03.2016
01.11.2016-03.11.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

PAT319 - Fatigue Analysis of Dynamically Responsive Systems using FEA


Objective
Fatigue analysis is too often presented as a task to be undertaken only by so-called fatigue experts. The first part of this course
will show that the basic principles of fatigue life estimation are relatively straightforward and certainly within the role of typical
stress, dynamics and FEA design engineers. The second part of the course will cover vibration fatigue. This topic brings together
structural dynamics, FEA and fatigue analysis in order to show how systems with dynamic (resonant) response can be assessed
for fatigue life.
Content
General Introduction to FE Based Fatigue
Basic Fatigue Analysis & Materials Consideration
Basic Fatigue Analysis & Loading Considerations
Calculation of Stress Concentration Factor
Strain-Life Fatigue, Crack Propagation and Derivative Methods
Fatigue, Fracture & Damage Tolerance
Introduction to crack growth analysis-LEFM Failure criteria
Basics of Random Process Theory & Frequency Analysis
Statistical characterization of random processes
Vibration Fatigue Solvers
Time Based Methods
Multi Body Dynamics (MBD) Simulation Methods
Prerequisites
No prior knowledge of fatigue analysis techniques or dynamics is required.
Dates

On Request

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

PAT325 - Composites Analysis Using Laminate Modeller


Objective
This seminar will familiarise students with the use of Patran and Laminate Modeller in composite design and
analysis. Composite materials theory is introduced, along with its integration into the FE method.
Content
Introduction to Laminate Modeller
Introduction to Composite Materials
Review of Material Constitutive Laws and Laminate Stiffness
Creation of Composite Model in Patran
Failure Criteria for Composites
Postprocessing of Composite Analysis Results
Creation of Ply Materials, and Layups with Laminate Modeller
Plies on Doubly Curved Surfaces
Shear Algorithms
Draping Algorithms
Creating Splits in Plies
Manufacturing Integration
Exporting Flat Pattern
Springback Analysis
Exercise Session
Optimisation of Composites
Prerequisites
A degree in engineering, material science or equivalent experience Familiarity with Patran
Dates

Frimley:
12.07.2016-14.07.2016
Bristol:
23.02.2016-25.02.2016
06.12.2016-08.12.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

SimXpert
SMX101 - Introduction to SimXpert
Objective
SMX101 is the introductory course for new SimXpert users. Students will master the basic skills required to use SimXpert in
typical MCAE applications. They will be introduced to the Structures, Motion, Thermal, and Crash Workspaces. A brief
introduction to building and running templates is also included. SMX101 emphasizes practical skills development through
comprehensive, hands-on laboratory sessions. Students will learn to build analysis models using SimXpert, define material
properties, create boundary conditions, apply loads, and submit their job for analysis and postprocess results.
Content
Take a model through the complete design and analysis cycle
Learn graphics manipulation, imaging, and viewing techniques
Import CAD geometry and manipulate it in SimXpert
Practice using the different meshing techniques including morphing
Learn how to verify and check the quality of a finite element model
Study various ways to create Connections
Nonlinear analysis of a bolt model
Integration of Motion and Structures Workspaces
Overview of Crash and Thermal Workspaces
Macro creation
Running and Building Templates
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials is recommended
Dates

On Request

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

SMX120 - SimXpert Linear Static Analysis


Objective
SMX120 is the introductory course for the SimXpert Structures Workspace. Students will master the basic skills required to use
SimXpert in typical Structural applications. SMX120 emphasizes practical skills development through comprehensive, hands-on
laboratory sessions. Students will learn to build analysis models using SimXpert, define material properties, create boundary
conditions, apply loads, and submit their job for analysis and postprocess results.
Content
Take a model through the complete design and analysis cycle
Learn graphics manipulation, imaging, and viewing techniques
Import CAD geometry and manipulate it in SimXpert
Practice using the different meshing techniques including morphing
Learn how to verify and check the quality of a finite element model
Learn to import and edit Nastran input files
Examine uses of different element types
Become familiar with the contents of the Nastran output files
Learn techniques to assess mesh quality
Overview material types, including composites
Investigate contact
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials is recommended
Dates

Frimley:
06.09.2016-08.09.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

SMX121 - SimXpert Motion Analysis


Objective
SMX121 is an introductory course in motion simulation using the Motion Workspace in SimXpert. Students will prepare
motion models utilizing CAD geometry in SimXpert. Students will learn to create connections between parts, model contact
and friction, model forces, and apply specific motion to parts in order to create motion models. Students will also learn to
review motion results from these models using animations and charts. Finally, the course demonstrates the modelling of
flexible bodies in a motion simulation through interaction with the SimXpert Structures Workspace.
Content
Take a model through the complete design and analysis cycle
Learn graphics manipulation, imaging, and viewing techniques
Import of CAD models into SimXpert
Parts in SimXpert Motion Workspace
Result Animations
Charting Result Data
Connections between motion parts
Contact
Forces, including spring dampers
Applied Motion
Flexible Body Simulation with Structures Workspace
Prerequisites
No prior familiarity with SimXpert is required.
Dates

Frimley:
12.01.2016-14.01.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

SMX126 - Introduction to SimXpert MD Explicit Workspace


Objective
SMX126 is an introductory course in dynamics simulation using the Explicit Workspace in SimXpert. Students will prepare
short duration structural dynamics models utilizing the imported Nastran finite element models. Students will learn how to
create and/or modify material and part properties, loads, and boundary and initial conditions for dynamic simulation models.
They will also learn how to set up the jobs for running the models with the MSC Nastran SOL700 explicit solver, and review
the results for these models using State Plot and Chart.
Content
Overview of Explicit Dynamic Analysis in SimXpert
Overview of SimXpert
Explicit Lagrange Theory
Elements
Material Models
Structural Loading, Initial and Boundary Conditions
Contact Bodies and Contact Properties
Rigid Bodies
Chaining and Implicit Analysis
Explicit Eulerian Theory
Euler Mesh
Euler Loading, Intial and Boundary Conditions
Hands on Workshops
Prerequisites
No prior familiarity with SimXpert is required
Dates

Frimley:
28.06.2016-30.06.2016

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

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TRAINING 2015

SMX131 - SimXpert Templates


Objective
SMX131 is a course that focuses on the SimXpert Template Builder workspace. Students will gain the skills to create
simulation templates that automate complex and/or repetitive analysis procedures. In the SimXpert Template Builder learners
will build templates that utilize several different workspaces and test them in the Template Execution environment. Students
will also be able to create actions, the basic building blocks of templates, and use the various connection, branching, and
looping tools to add complexity to a template. Publishing templates to the enterprise via the SimManager portal is also
explored.
Content
Explore the Template Builder workspace
Run a simple Structures template in Template Execution window
Build a simple template using built-in actions and connection tool
Record a macro (template) and then edit it in Template Builder
Build a template containing choice and loop tools
Create a new embedded script action (using RADE language)
Create a new core script action (using Python language)
Execute some additional templates and explore various levels of automation
Learn how publishing and retrieving templates via the SimManager portal allows sharing across the enterprise
Prerequisites
SMX101 is recommended before taking SMX131
Dates

On Request

Duration

1 Day

Price

400+VAT

57

TRAINING 2015

Sinda
SND501 - Network Thermal Analysis Using MSC Sinda
Objective
The intent of this course is to provide users with comprehensive exposure to the MSC Sinda thermal analysis program. A
combination of lecture and hands-on instruction is used to teach how to create MSC Sinda thermal models involving real world
thermal boundary conditions.
Content
Thermal Modeling Using MSC Sinda. A combination of lecture and hands-on instruction is used to teach how to create MSC
Sinda thermal models involving real world thermal boundary conditions.
Numerical Methods in MSC Sinda. The finite difference numerical methods used in the steady state and transient solutions
of MSC Sinda ,convergence, stability, control constants and errors.
Advanced MSC Sinda. Steady state or transient. The Fortran file, key variables and arrays. The Pre-Preprocess (PPP mode)
and lab problems with global variables.
MSC Sinda for PATRAN and other Graphical Modelers. Graphical pre-post processors, how tocreate geometry in 3-D, add
boundary conditions, and post process the results.
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of thermal analysis is desirable
Dates

On request

Duration

4 Days

Price

1,600+VAT

58

TRAINING 2015

SND502 - Thermal Analysis Using Patran with MSC Sinda


Objective
This course will allow users to explore some of the more in-depth features of creating advanced MSC Sinda thermal models
from a finite element model builder. Students will use Patran to build the lab problems.
Content
Using MSC Sinda skeleton files
Adding FORTRAN to graphically built models
Creating groups
Excel material files
Advanced mesh control
Modeling time and temperature dependent properties
Advanced geometry manipulation
Report generation - using the new Thermal Studio
Manipulating models and views
Importing and running large models
Adding contacts between surfaces
Importing, simplifying and using CAD geometry
Exploring materials and properties
Radiation super elements and primitives - for fast and accurate radiation modeling
Radiation enclosures
Special features and applications
Linking to radiation codes such as THERMICA, Nevada, TRASYS, and TSS
Using thermal data for stress analysis
Prerequisites
The training material assumes some experience with finite element models.
Dates

On Request

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

59

TRAINING 2015

SND503 - Spacecraft Thermal Analysis Using THERMICA V4


Objective
Thermica is a comprehensive spacecraft thermal design system that transparently incorporates the MSC Sinda thermal
analyzer into a powerful state-of-the-art graphical user environment. Thermica version 4 is a major upgrade to the previous
versions of Thermica that have been used for more than two decades on dozens of major space programs. V4 has a
completely new GUI that runs in Windows, Linux and other workstations as native code and graphics. This new user interface
has a Windows XP look and feel and is easy and intuitive to learn. The new model builder has links to CAD and Nastran and a
powerful new shape based meshing tool. Photo-like animations of spacecrafts traveling to and orbiting other texture mapped
planets can be viewed interactively and recorded as movie files. Results such as temperature, heat fluxes and view factors can
be graphically visualized on these animations and also in interactive 2D plots. Powerful kinematic motion such as deployment
of solar arrays and arbitrary moving surfaces can be modeled. Missions to the moon, Mars and other planets can be
completely simulated using time-position-velocity data from external codes such as Satellite Tool Kit (STK).
Content
Understanding the process flow.
Model building process in V4.
Using CAD files for building models.
Using Nastran files for model building and exporting Thermica models to Nastran.
Orbit definition including using external data from STK to define these.
Kinematic motions with moving bodies and arbitrary motions such as solar panels deploying.
Mission setup where a model, mesh, orbit and motion are put together. Real time animations and mission viewing options.
Computing radiation exchange factors and orbital heating.
Generation of a Sinda thermal model.
Accuracy checks on ray tracing runs.
Post processing of temperatures, view factors and orbital heating using 3D animations of the spacecraft and planets.
Recording animations as standard or High Definition (HD) movies.
2D interactive plotting of temperatures, view factors and orbital heating.
Prerequisites
None
Dates

On request

Duration

3 Days

Price

1,200+VAT

60

TRAINING 2015

Contacts
Offices
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Training
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