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Why does KTM utilize Siemens NX Nastran?

Uses and Benefits of Nastran

Siemens NX Nastran is a finite element analysis (FEA) software that is able to simulate the behavior of structures and mechanical systems under various loads and conditions. It is used to predict the response of a design to real-world conditions, such as stress, vibration, thermal analysis and fatigue.

Here are some examples of when it would be appropriate to use Siemens NX Nastran:

  1. Structural analysis: Assess the behavior of structures under different loads, such as wind, earthquakes, and other environmental factors. This information is important for designing buildings, bridges, and other structures that must be able to withstand these loads.

  2. Mechanical systems: Analyze the behavior of mechanical systems, such as gears, bearings, and other components, to optimize mechanical systems for maximum efficiency and reliability.

  3. Thermal analysis: Evaluate the behavior of systems under thermal loads, such as temperature changes or heat dissipation, when designing electronic components, engines, and other systems that are subject to thermal loads.

  4. Fatigue analysis: Examine the behavior of systems under cyclic loads, such as vibration and fatigue, when systems must be able to withstand repeated loads over time.

  5. Aero and acoustics: Analyze the behavior of systems in aerodynamic and acoustics loads. This can be useful for designing aircraft and other systems that must be able to operate efficiently in different environments.

KTM provides analysis services to a variety of industries and for a wide range of applications. In this field, we’ve found Siemens NX Nastran to be a robust product that provides solutions to complex analytical problems. It is a key tool for KTM’s engineering staff in optimizing and validating the sufficiency of designs to ensure they are efficient and reliable.



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KTM utilizes a staff of registered mechanical engineers (PE) that are qualified in the design and analysis of advanced machines, fixtures, lifting systems, and mechanical structures. We design and analyze for sufficient strength, optimal mechanical performance, and safety in accordance with industry standards and governmental regulations.

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