For our NX Nastran Advanced Non-Linear Customers

ADINA R & D would like to keep NX Nastran Advanced Non-Linear (SOL 601/701) customers very satisfied and continuously served with valuable solution capabilities. Hence, please note:

The ADINA solver can be used with Simcenter 3D and Femap pre/post, so NX Nastran customers can seamlessly migrate from SOL 601/701 to ADINA without changing their workflow.

ADINA offers all the capabilities of SOL 601/701 and many more

The ADINA solver offers all the capabilities of the SOL 601/701 solver offered by Siemens and many more, including the capabilities mentioned by Siemens in their announcement letter dated October 2018, such as:

  • Automatic analysis switch to change the analysis type at any solution time, including switching to frequency analysis.
  • Frequency analysis at any solution time in linear and nonlinear analysis, including analyses with contact.
  • Greater load definition flexibility.
  • User-defined elements, materials, loads, and frictional contact conditions.
  • Fully-coupled thermo-mechanical analysis.
  • Ability to model bolt tightening sequences (bolt tables).
  • Initial stresses/strains for all element types in linear and nonlinear analysis.
  • Composite damage modeling.
  • Cyclic symmetry and periodic symmetry boundary conditions.
  • Buckling, post-buckling and crush/crash response of solids and structures, including geometric imperfections.

New ADINA Sparse Solver

The ADINA sparse solver has recently been greatly improved allowing customers to increase their productivity, while maintaining a high level of accuracy, for a wide range of analysis problems. Please see Customer Experiences with the New ADINA Sparse Solver.


ADINA offers the below important capabilities not available in SOL 401/402

The ADINA solver offers the below important capabilities not available in the SOL 401/402 solver offered by Siemens:

  • Explicit dynamic analysis and mode superposition dynamic analysis.
  • Automatic switching from implicit dynamic analysis to explicit dynamic analysis.
  • The Bathe time integration scheme for implicit dynamic analysis.
  • Special-purpose advanced nonlinear elements for mechanical joints, sliders, bushings, bearings, dashpots, robotic arms, etc.
  • Advanced nonlinear beam elements that account for the Wagner effect.
  • Moment-curvature beam elements.
  • 3D-shell elements for problems with large strain out-of-plane bending such as crash/crush analysis, metal forming, and deformation of thin rubber components.
  • Potential-based fluid elements for static, dynamic and frequency analysis.
  • A rich library of material models for soils and rocks, cast iron, plastics, rubbers, foams, fabrics, wood, ceramics, porous-media, and concrete.
  • Analysis zoom to analyze a detailed model of a local area of interest within a structure from the results of a coarse model of the entire structure in linear and nonlinear, static and dynamic analysis.
  • Fracture mechanics for mixed-modes.
  • Model reduction schemes such as substructuring, component mode synthesis, and general elements.

ADINA offers many more capabilities — in particular

Special Pricing

ADINA R & D offers special pricing for you as a user of SOL 601/701.
Please contact ADINA R & D for a full list of capabilities and special pricing to obtain ADINA.

Complete list of ADINA capabilities not available in SOL 601/701

A complete list of ADINA Structures capabilities not available in SOL 601/701 is given below. Please refer to the Theory and Modeling Guide – Solids & Structures for details of each item.

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 Not available in SOL 601/701 (based on section numbers in Theory and Modeling Guide) —

2. Elements
- 2.8 Pipe elements
- 2.10 Displacement-based fluid elements
- 2.11 Potential-based fluid elements for dynamic analysis and frequency analysis
- 2.12 Alignment elements
- 2.13 Cohesive elements
- 2.14 Connector elements (for modelling bushes, bearings, and joints)

3. Materials
3.4.2 Mroz-bilinear material model
- 3.4.3 Plastic-orthotropic material model
- 3.4.4 Gurson material model
- 3.6 Creep-variable and irradiation creep material models
- 3.7 Concrete material models
- Curve fitting
- 3.8.5 Orthotropic effect
- 3.8.5 Thermal strain - temperature-dependence
- 3.8.6 TRS material
- 3.8.7 Temperature-dependent material
- 3.8.8 Rubber stability indicators
- 3.9 Geotechnical material models
- 3.10 Fabric material model with wrinkling
- 3.12 Porous media formulation
- 3.15 Anand material model for soldering
- 3.16 Piezoelectric material model
- 3.17 Parallel-Network Framework (e.g. for modelling Teflon)
- 3.18 User-coded material model

4. Contact
- 4.6.1 Analytical rigid targets
- 4.6.2 Contact body

5. Boundary conditions/applied loading/constraint
- 5.4.3 Rotational loading
- 5.5 Prescribed velocities & acceleration
- 5.6 Prescribed temperature gradient
- 5.7 Pipe internal pressure data
- 5.8 Electromagnetic loading
- 5.9 Poreflow loads
- 5.10 Phiflux loads
- 5.11 Contact slip loads
- 5.12 Surface tension boundary
- 5.14 User-supplied loads

6. Eigenvalue problems
- all

7. Static and implicit dynamic analysis
- 7.3.2 Time history by mode superposition
- 7.3.4 Modal damping ratios based on strain energy proportional damping
- 7.4.2 Time history by mode superposition
- 7.7 Solution monitoring

8. Explicit dynamic analysis
- 8.1.2 Noh-Bathe method
- 8.1.5 Damping - Noh-Bathe method

9. Frequency domain analysis
- all

10. Fracture mechanics
- all

11. Additional capabilities
- 11.1 Substructuring
- 11.2 Cyclic and periodic symmetry analysis
- 11.6.1 Initial accelerations
- 11.6.2 Initial temperature gradient
- 11.6.3 Initial pipe internal pressures
- 11.6.4 Initial strains
- 11.6.5 Initial stresses
- 11.7 Energy calculation
- 11.8 Element group inertial properties
- 11.12 Miscellaneous options
- 11.13 Remeshing options
- 11.14 Analysis zooming
- 11.16 Geometric imperfections
- 11.17 Bolt tables (bolt tightening sequences) and bolt damping
- 11.18 Component mode synthesis (CMS) method

12. Heat transfer capabilities in the ADINA program
- 12.3 Soil consolidation analysis
- 12.4 Piezoelectric analysis
- 12.5 Thermal coupling between solids and fluids