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How export node set (group) as SET1 entry to NASTRAN input?

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi all,

 

How could I export the node/element sets to NASTRAN analysis file as SET1 entry? I tried to select nodes and elements into groups, however, I could not get Information about them when exporting an analysis file in NASTRAN format.

Is it possible to export node set as SET1 entry?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Best regards,

lcc

2 REPLIES

Re: How export node set (group) as SET1 entry to NASTRAN input?

Legend
Legend

Hi lcc,

 

If I well understood your request, you want to translate a SET of enttities (nodes / elements) in Nastran format using Femap.

 

It is easily feasible following these steps:

 

1/ create a group with those entities.

2/ create a new analysis and under Nastran Output requests select the newly created group containing entities and click Ok.

Result Gr.PNG

 

 

3/ Under the analysis set manager click on Preview Input and you will see the SET of entities:

SET1 corresponds to nodes.

After few lines you will see that displacements have been asked for SET1 only using this instruction. DISPLACEMENT(PLOT) = 1

Preview Input.PNG

You can also export the analysis to handle the dat file.

 

Regards,

Seifeddine Naffoussi

Re: How export node set (group) as SET1 entry to NASTRAN input?

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Seif Eddine Naffoussi,

 

it works very well. Thanks very much.

 

Best regards,

lcc