Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

What is NLMAX in nastran?

What is NLMAX in nastran?

What is NLMAX in nastran?

When I wanted to run sol 109 direct transient analysis in nx nastran the message showing that 'during detection of massless mechanism the number of singularities found 6435 which is greater than NLMAX 60, increase the value NLMAX.' in solution monitor. However I got the solution file but my doubt is that was the results are correct? Please clarify my doubt.

RE: What is NLMAX in nastran?

you don't say which version of Nastran you are suing. Anyone reading the QRG will find something along these lines

The number of suspected massless mechanisms is determined from the number of high ratio messages. If this number exceeds NLMAX, the number of trial massless mechanisms is reduced to NLMAX. This is a means to avoid an expensive run when there may be thousands of massless mechanisms due to modeling errors. The value of this parameter may be increased on initial runs where it is possible that there are many high ratio DOFs in order to see them all at once

so there is a good chance that errors exist in the model and therefore one would be "highly" suspicious of any results obtained.

RE: What is NLMAX in nastran?

IF you set PARAM,BAILOUT,-1 the model will run and, then, it is easier to debug your model because you can see if some part of the model are loose, for example.

RE: What is NLMAX in nastran?

SOL103 will show all the rigid boy modes

RE: What is NLMAX in nastran?

Thank you for giving your valuable suggestions. In my model I don't have any element errors and you said that 'there is a chance of errors' so what type of errors' it may have. And one more doubt is what is massless mechanisms.iam using nx12

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close