Structural Analysis
It has been nearly 50 years since we created the world's first structural analysis program, Nastran. Today MSC Software continues its long history by continuously developing best-in-class structural analysis tools for all types of engineering applications.

MSC Software provides a family of high performance solutions for FEA that meet the needs of experienced experts and designers, new engineers, and everyone in between. These solutions help companies meet their business challenges by helping engineers gain deeper insight in their products through virtual testing. Engineers using MSC's structural analysis programs are able to evaluate many different types of designs, giving high confidence that the final design will successfully meet prescribed requirements before the physical product is built. From single components to large complex systems, from linear static to highly non-linear dynamic problems, MSC's structural analysis capabilities are built to grow with your business, optimize your cost of ownership, and support you in achieving your goals.

MSC Software is used for many types of structural analysis:
  • Static stress analysis
  • Linear dynamics
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Multibody dynamics
  • Multiphysics, fluid-structure interaction, thermal-mechanical coupling
  • Multidiscipline
  • Optimization
  • Static and dynamic analysis
  • Thermal analysis
  • Advanced material modeling
  • Composite material analysis
  • Superelements
  • FEA and MBD Integration
Industry Uses
  • Aerospace and Defense: Airframe Stress and Vibrations, Landing Gear and Brake System Stress and Vibration, Aircraft Structural Systems Analysis, Aircraft Subsystems and Components Development, Composite Material Structures
  • Automotive: Strength, Durability, N&V for: Vehicle System, Body-in-White, Trimmed Body, Chassis, Powertrain, Closures, HVAC system and Components, Interior Components; Vehicle Crash and Safety Development: Airbag deployment, Vehicle Crash, Roof Crush; Sound Engineering, Interior and Exterior Acoustics
  • Consumer Products and Packaging:Power Tool N&V, Glass Forming, Thermal Forming, Extrusions, Blow Molding, Hotfilling, Analysis of fluid filled bottles, thermos, cooking utensils and stove, Sporting Goods N&V, Strength and Durability, Composite Materials
  • Electronics: Electrical-Thermal-Mechanical Micro-Actuator, MEMS Devices, Soldering, PCB cooling, Ultrasonic motor, Structural Solenoid Actuator, Impact and Drop Testing, Vibration, Stress, Fatigue
  • Energy: Cooling Pipes, Transformers, Joule Heating, Electrical Laminations, Capacitor, switches, circuit breakers; Generator Vibrations and Acoustics; Wind Turbine Blade and Transmission Strength, Vibrations and Acoustics
  • Government & Civil: Highway acoustic barriers, Explosion and safety of structures, Accident investigation
  • Heavy Equipment and Machinery: Acoustic and vibration analysis, Composite and Elastomer curing, furnace, Material processing including cutting, machining and rolling
  • Medical: Blood flow analysis, Fluid bags, Laser welding, heart and other muscles, defibrillators, pacemaker, Artificial Valves, Prosthetics, Artificial Joints, Drug Delivery
  • Shipbuilding: Liquid transportation and sloshing, accident investigation, underwater explosion, arc welding, sonar, cabin noise control, exterior acoustics