What is Inventor Nastran?
Inventor Nastran® delivers finite element analysis (FEA) tools for engineers and analysts.
Powered by the widely accepted Autodesk Nastran solver technology
Wide range of simulation study types for nonlinear, dynamics, heat transfer, fatigue, and more
Highly tested through a comprehensive verification program and documentation set using NAFEMS
Why use Inventor Nastran?
Improve product performance
Reduce warranty issues
Decrease time to market
Analyze the effects of convection, conduction, and radiation on your design to avoid failure due to excessive temperatures and use those results to solve for an accurate thermal stress study.
Automated drop test
Use intuitive tools to set up the initial velocity and acceleration for an impact analysis.
Advanced material models
Gain highly accurate results by using advanced material models for plastic, rubber, soft tissue, and more in a nonlinear study type.
Quickly solve linear static studies to learn where you have high concentrations of stress, strain, or displacement in your design.
Connect your parts in your assemblies with bolt connections to reveal fastener concerns or find ways to optimize and reduce the number of bolts that are needed.
Autodesk CFD interoperability
Import data from Autodesk CFD and include the temperature or pressure as a loading condition for highly accurate results in Inventor Nastran.
Response spectrum analysis
Run a quick analysis that includes number of modes, damping, and response spectrum data.
Automatic midplane mesher
Gain faster and more accurate results for bending when using shell elements for thin components.
Frame Generator idealization
Solve for bending moment, bend diagrams, and axial stress when using beam elements for structural members.
Analyze structures, such as columns and beams, for catastrophic failure under certain loading conditions.
Determine the durability of structures under repeated loading, including low- and high-cycle fatigue.
Solve impact events and drop testing of all types of nonlinearities at the same time.
Accurately simulate and model parts with different kinds of contact, such as sliding, friction, and welding.