SMS – Fast Nastran Modal SolverFree Trial or Callback
SMS is an external matrix solver software used to extract eigenvalues and eigenvectors extremely quickly compared to a traditional solver like Lanczos. VRAND/SMS is a plug-in for MSC.NASTRAN (from MSC.Software) and NX.NASTRAN (from Siemens PLM) that uses SMS to solve the eigenproblem for solution sequences 103, 111, 112 and 200.
Allows eigensolutions to run from 2 to 5 times faster than the conventional Lanczos method on small to midsize problems and 5 to 10 times faster on large scale problems.
Easy to use for nastran users: Users only need to add two INCLUDE lines in their NASTRAN input files and VRAND/SMS will work to speed up the eigensolutions.
The SMS solver is also available to third party software companies to be embedded in their own programs. Three commercial software programs, including GENESIS, use this solver. If you are an FE vendor, please contact GRM to see if we can work together to embed SMS into your program.
Example of Applications
Car body eigenvalue analysis
Power Train eigenvalue analysis