By DE Editors
Cranes Software has released NISA Version 18, an engineering analysis software tool for structural, thermal, fluid, and electromagnetic applications. This version offers streamlined and expanded pre- and post-processing capabilities, and supports larger models.
NISA s HEAT module supports Seepage analysis, a key factor in studies related to slope stability, groundwater contamination control and earth dam design. Using this feature, HEAT offers the user the ability to predict and evaluate the direction and flow of groundwater through porous media.
Pre- and post-processing in the DISPLAY IV module of Version 18 have been improved with the development of a modern GUI. For civil engineering users, a new concrete element (NKTP 31) was added and a new Reinforcement feature was also implemented. NISA s reporting capability is more flexible, allowing the user to automatically generate reports in both HTML and Word file formats.
The solution offers interoperability with all major CAD software. The bi-directional FE data interface to NASTRAN was enhanced, allowing more complete translation of data between these two FE analysis programs.
This version also interfaces with the PreSys finite element modeling environment, developed by Engineering Technology Associates.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.