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How quadrilateral elements represented in most FEA solvers for structural mechanics problems?

How quadrilateral elements represented in most FEA solvers for structural mechanics problems? I know that Nastran-95 represent quadrilaterals for membrane and bending elements as a set of triangles: ...
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In a nonlinear static two-step subcase, why does the load step decrease after the first step?

I am using MSC Nastran for nonlinear static analysis (sol 400). Step 1 contains a small perturbation load laterally on a thin-walled cylinder. Step 2 contains a very large compressive load. ...
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In Nastran, how to ignore fatal error due to failed convergence and move on to next subcase?

At the moment the whole analysis stops when 1 subcase fails to converge. How can I keep the analysis going such that all subcases are are run, even if they all might produce an error? I'm pretty sure ...
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Creating a state-space representation (.m format, Matlab) via Simcenter 3D (NASTRAN) using Component Mode Synthesis Reduction

I'm trying to create a state-space representation of my FE-model using a "Component Mode Synthesis Reduction" (general form of Craig-Brampton reduction). The picture underneath shows (...
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MSC Nastran - BAR3/4 elements - can't assign any properties

I'm modeling a pipe in Patran, and I'd like to try bar3 and bar4 elements. I assing the properties CBEAM to my geometry, but when I create the mesh, Patran tell me bar3 and bar4 don't support that ...
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MSC Nastran CQUAD8 on a pipe - excessive pivot ratio

I'm modelling a pipe in Patran with CQUAD8 elements, but I get this error, like the structure is not costrained. I do have costrains on both ends of the pipe. What can the problem be? If I use ...
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