Design software enhanced

NEi Nastran V9.2 from NEi Software features more than 85 enhancements.

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NEi Nastran V9.2, from NEi Software (Westminster, Calif.), has been released and represents what the company says is a major upgrade, with more than 85 enhancements. Major features include nonlinear composite progressive ply failure analysis, concrete material model, direct enforced motion, bolt preload, improved overall performance in all solutions, as well as enhanced rigid element features. Another composites-specific upgrade includes the ability to specify different bond material shear allowables from one ply to the next — especially useful for design of sandwich structures. In addition, the NEi Nastran Editor now has a new look and feel, and many enhancements have been included such as visualization support for various entities, automatic dynamic plots during nonlinear analysis, and transparent max/min labels.