Analyze linear structures with MSC Nastran and Patran



 You will learn the basics for using MSC Nastran and Patran as a pre- and post-processor. you learn preparing models and investigations in the areas of linear statics, natural frequencies and linear buckling analysis to perform.


  • Brief introduction to the basics of FEA 
  • Introduction to the graphical user interface (GUI) by Patran 
  • Data flow between Patran and MSC Nastran
  • Preparation of the geometry and FE model in Patran and application of various cross-linking techniques 
  • Specification of elements and their properties 
  • Definition of linear material properties and definition of loads and boundary conditions 
  • Structure of the data structure in MSC Nastran 
  • Checking the quality of the FE model
  • Setting the solution parameters and starting the Nastran invoice using Patran 
  • Workshops for linear statics (SOL101), Natural frequency analysis (SOL103) and linear buckling analysis (SOL105) 
  • Extended introduction to linear statics included contact definition
  • Visualization of the results with Patran


None, but basic knowledge of strength calculation is an advantage. 

Dates and location

11.-15.03.2024, Instructor-led Online, Germany 
09.-13.12.2024, Instructor-led Online, Germany 


5 days


€ 3.200


Tel: +49 (0) 89 2109 3224