Using MSC/NASTRAN: Statics and Dynamics is a practical book that explains how to use MSC/NASTRAN, the most popular finite element analysis program in the world. The book is intended for mechanical, civil or aerospace engineers (or college students) who have some basic background in structural analysis but no experience with MSC/NASTRAN. The book covers both statics and dynamics and it is organized as a self-study guide with 28 fully documented problems. In addition, the book shows several useful modeling techniques and gives practical tips for finite element modeling. It includes an appendix with the most commonly used MSC/NASTRAN cards and can also be consulted as a quick reference guide. The book is a stand-alone document. The reader does not need additional information from MSC/NASTRAN manuals to use the system.
Cifuentes, Arturo. Using MSC/NASTRAN: Statics and Dynamics. New York: Springer-Verlag, July 1989.
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