The Superelement Analysis with Femap for pre/post course offers training in the use of the superelement analysis capabilities of NX Nastran. Superelements can play a key role in allowing the analyst to solve larger and more complex finite element models with limited computer resources. NX Nastran offers three types of superelements, and these can all be used with most NX Nastran analysis sequences. The different types of superelements each have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on the particular needs of a program. The student will learn to use all three types of superelements through the presentation of lecture materials and the completion of example problems. The class is focused on NX Nastran and most of the material applies independently of pre- or postprocessor. However, additional material is available for demonstration of use with Femap.
This course is intended for finite element analysts who need to analyze large system level models composed of multiple components or who work within a team of analysts each responsible for a set of components.