Marc 2011 Simulation Software
MSC Software Corp., Santa Ana, CA, has introduced Marc 2011 simulation software that enables users to create finite element analysis (FEA) models. The software offers a new interface and CAD interoperability, with features for nonlinear contact, fracture mechanics, composites, meshing, and electromagnetic simulations. New capabilities include expanded segment-to-segment contact for large deformation analysis, coupled multiphysics analysis, Virtual Crack Closure Technique for fracture mechanics and crack propagation, and a Strain Invariant Failure Technique for prediction of failure in composites analysis. New electromagnetic tetrahedral and triangular elements are available for performing harmonic and transient electromagnetic simulations. Enhanced solvers for parallel processing also are offered.

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This article first appeared in the December, 2011 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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