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OptiStruct is a proven, modern structural solver with comprehensive, accurate and scalable solutions for linear and nonlinear analyses across statics and dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, fatigue, heat transfer, and multiphysics disciplines.

This tutorial demonstrates nonlinear large displacement analysis in OptiStruct by simulating the bending of a plate under constant pressure.

This tutorial demonstrates how to setup Follower Loads, and the usage of Nonlinear Adaptive Criteria (NLADAPT) and how intermediate results can be requested for Nonlinear runs.

This tutorial outlines the procedure to perform finite sliding analysis on a rack and pinion gear model. The circular gear is called the pinion and it engages teeth on the linear bar called the rack.

This tutorial demonstrates the setup of a Nonlinear Transient Analysis. In this tutorial, the stopper is defined as rigid.

This tutorial explains how to use the self-contact to simulate the spring compression.

This tutorial demonstrates self-contact which is used in this nonlinear large displacement implicit analysis using hyperelastic material and contacts in OptiStruct.

This tutorial demonstrates RBODY which is used in this nonlinear large displacement implicit analysis involving contacts using OptiStruct.

In this tutorial, an existing finite element model of a slider crank is used to demonstrate how to perform Nonlinear Transient Analysis using OptiStruct.

This tutorial demonstrates how to carry out nonlinear implicit analysis in OptiStruct involving hyperelastic material and contact.

This section presents nonlinear explicit analysis examples generated using OptiStruct. Each example uses a problem description, execution procedures, and results to demonstrate how OptiStruct is used.

Tutorials using HyperMesh.

Video tutorials using SimLab.

This manual provides detailed information regarding the features, functionality, and simulation methods available in OptiStruct.

This manual provides a detailed list and usage information regarding input entries, output entries, and parameters available in OptiStruct.

The OptiStruct Example Guide is a collection of solved examples for various solution sequences and optimization types and provides you with examples of the real-world applications and capabilities of OptiStruct.

This manual presents solved verification models including NAFEMS problems.

This section provides quick responses to typical and frequently asked questions regarding OptiStruct.

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