MSC Marc: Simulate products more accurately with the industry’s leading nonlinear FEA solver technology

Marc is a powerful, general-purpose, nonlinear finite element analysis solution to accurately simulate the product behavior under static, dynamic and multi-physics loading scenarios. Marc's versatility in modeling nonlinear material behaviors and transient environmental conditions makes it ideal to solve your complex design problems.

Marc Advanced Nonlinear Simulation Solution Simulate products more accurately with the industry’s leading nonlinear FEA solver technology
Marc is ideal for product manufacturers looking for a robust nonlinear solution. It has capabilities to elegantly simulate all kinds of nonlinearities, namely geometric, material and boundary condition nonlinearity, including contact. It is also the only commercial solution that has robust manufacturing simulation and product testing simulation capabilities, with the ability to predict damage, failure and crack propagation. Combined with its multi-physics capabilities that help you couple thermal, electrical, magnetic and structural analyses, Marc is the complete solution that can address all your nonlinear simulation requirements.

Nonlinear and Multiphysics Solution

Marc, optimized for nonlinear analysis, delivers comprehensive, robust solution schemes to solve problems spanning the entire product lifespan, including manufacturing process simulation, design performance analysis, service load performance and failure analysis. These include:

  • Nonlinear analysis that incorporates all forms of nonlinearities (Material, geometric, boundary condition including contact)
  • Thermal analysis
  • Coupled thermomechanical analysis
  • Electromagnetics
  • Piezoelectric analysis
  • Electrical-Thermal-Mechanical
  • Electrostatics and Magnetostatics coupled with structural response
  • Manufacturing processes like sheet metal forming, hydroforming, extrusion, blow molding, welding, induction heating, quenching, curing, cutting etc.
  • Piezoelectric analysis with higher order 3D elements
MSC Marc: Simulate products more accurately with the industry’s leading nonlinear FEA solver technology

Contact Analysis

Investigate interaction between multiple components with Marc’s superior and intuitive contact modeling capability.

  • Set up a contact model easily in 1-D, 2-D or 3-D, analyze and visualize the ever-changing component interaction.
  • Gain modeling efficiency by avoiding the need for additional contact elements, contact pairs or slave-master definitions.
  • Set up and investigate self-contact without additional modeling effort.
  • Analyze effects of friction and related material changes with ease.
  • Control contact behavior by the proximity of the geometric surfaces and thermal criteria
  • Easily add, remove or modify Contact Table definitions using the Automatic Contact Detection method available in Marc.
  • The search process starts based on a user defined or automatic contact tolerance


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Nonlinear Materials

Choose from an extensive library of metallic and non-metallic material models, and a collection of over 200 elements for structural, thermal, multiphysics and fluid analyses to accurately model the materials used in your designs.

  • Isotropic, orthotropic and anisotropic elasticity
  • Isotropic and anisotropic plasticity
  • Hyperelasticity (elastomeric materials)
  • Time-dependent and time-independent behavior
  • Powder metals, soils, concrete, shape memory alloys
  • Solder, viscoplasticity, creep
  • Composites
  • Piezoelectricity
  • User defined material models
  • Extensive Material data fitting options for advanced material models such as rubbers, plastics thermoplastics and metals
  • Material data can be stored into an encrypted material data file
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Failure and Damage

Select from a comprehensive set of failure models to study degradation and failure of metals, concrete, composites, and elastomers.

  • Ductile damage
  • Damage accumulation in elastomers
  • Composite failure analysis
  • Laminate bond failure
  • Low tension cracking and crushing
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Crack propagation under monotonous, low cycle and high cycle loads
  • User defined failure models
  • Mesh independent damage prediction using Lemaitre model
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We pride ourselves on empowering each client to overcome the challenges of their most demanding projects.

Enteknograte offers a Virtual Engineering approach with FEA tools such as MSC Softwrae(Simufact, Digimat, Nastran, MSC APEX, Actran Acoustic solver), ABAQUS, Ansys, and LS-Dyna, encompassing the accurate prediction of in-service loads, the performance evaluation, and the integrity assessment including the influence of manufacturing the components.

FEA (Finite Element) Welding Simulation: RSW (Resistance Spot Welding), FSW (Friction Stir Welding), Pressure Welding, Arc, Electron and Laser Beam Welding

Enteknograte engineers simulate the Welding with innovative CAE and virtual prototyping available in the non-linear structural codes such as LS-DYNA, Ansys, Comsol, Simufact Welding, ESI SysWeld and ABAQUS. The Finite element analysis of welding include Arc Welding, laser Beam Welding, RSW, FSW and transfer the results of welding simulation for next simulation like NVH, Crash test, Tension, Compression and shear test and fatigue simulation.

Finite Element Simulation of Heat Treatment

In principle, there are two kinds of heat treatment processes: processes resulting in a thorough change of the microstructure and processes that result in merely changing regions close to the surface of the component. Examples of the former would be thermal processes, such as annealing and hardening. Examples of the latter, thermochemical processes, would be diffusion and coating processes, such as carburization, case hardening, nitrating, boriding.

Finite Element Analysis of Durability and Fatigue Life

Vibration Fatigue, Creep, Welded Structures Fatigue, Elastomer and Composite Fatigue with Ansys Ncode, Simulia FE-Safe, MSC CAEFatigue, FEMFAT
Durability often dominates development agendas, and empirical evaluation is by its nature time-consuming and costly. Simulation provides a strategic approach to managing risk and cost by enabling design concepts or design changes to be studied before investment in physical evaluation. The industry-leading fatigue Simulation technology such as Simulia FE-SAFE, Ansys Ncode Design Life and FEMFAT used to calculate fatigue life of multiaxial, welds, short-fibre composite, vibration, crack growth, thermo-mechanical fatigue.

Metal Forming Simulation

Sheet Metal Forming, Hot Forging, Cold Forming, Open Die Forging, Roll Forming, Extrusion and Heat Treatment with Ansys, Abaqus, LS-Dyna and Simufact
Using advanced Metal Forming Simulation methodology and FEA tools such as Ansys, Simufact Forming, Autoform, FTI Forming, Ls-dyna and Abaqus for any bulk material forming deformation, combining with experience and development have made Enteknograte the most reliable consultant partner for large material deformation simulation. Metal Forming Simulation include Springback Compensation, Surface Defects, Cost Estimation and Phase Transformation in Sheet Metal, Hot Forge, Rolling, Extrusion, Open Die Forging and Heat Treatment Finite Element Analysis.

Acoustics and Vibration Simulation

FEA & CFD for AeroAcoustics, VibroAcoustics and NVH Analysis in Automotive, Aerospace, Shipbuilding and Consumer Product Manufacturers.
The need to reduce noise and vibration can arise because of government legislation, new lightweight constructions, use of lower cost materials, fatigue failure or increased competitive pressure. With deep knowledge in FEA, CFD and Acoustic simulation, advanced Acoustic solvers and numerical methods used by Enteknograte engineers to solve acoustics, vibro-acoustics, and aero-acoustics problems in automotive manufacturers and suppliers, aerospace companies, shipbuilding industries and consumer product manufacturers.

Vibration Fatigue Finite Element Simulation: Time & Frequency Domain

Structural vibration can be a source for many product related problems; it can cause fatigue and durability problems as well as adverse reactions to the user or bystanders in the form of undesirable vibrations that can be felt or heard. As well, undesired structural vibrations can prevent products from operating as required and potentially becoming a safety concern. The Vibration Fatigue simulation predict fatigue in the frequency domain and it is more realistic and efficient than time-domain analysis for many applications with random loading such as wind and wave loads.

Electromagnetic Multiphysics FEA & CFD Based Simulation

Including Thermal Stress, Vibration, Acoustics and Fatigue
Enteknograte Finite Element Electromagnetic Field simulation solution which uses the highly accurate finite element solvers and methods such as Ansys Maxwell, Simulia Opera, Simulia CST, JMAG, Cedrat FLUX, Siemens MAGNET and COMSOL to solve static, frequency-domain, and time-varying electromagnetic and electric fields includes a wide range of solution types for a complete design flow for your electromagnetic and electromechanical devices in different industries.

Stress Relief Heat Treatment: Finite Element Simulation

Stress relieving reduces residual stresses in the assembly after welding.The Stress Relief Heat Treatment performed including definition of time-temperature curves for heating, holding and cooling phases with individual convective heat transfer to environment definition. FEA Stress relief is modeled taking into account two mechanisms: Stress relaxation due to decreased yield stress of material during heating - Time-dependent creep properties of the material

Integrated Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning - Deep Learning with CFD & FEA Simulation

Machine learning is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. It is a branch of Artificial Intelligence based on the idea that systems can learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention.
With Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in CAE, that is Mechanical Engineering and FEA and CFD Simulations as design tools, our CAE engineers evaluate the possible changes (and limits) coming from Machine learning, whether Deep Learning (DL), or Support vector machine (SVM) or even Genetic algorithms to specify definitive influence in some optimization problems and the solution of complex systems.

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

FEA Based Design and Optimization with Simufact, Abaqus, ANSYS and MSC Apex
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a method of manufacturing parts typically from powder or wire using a layer by layer approach. Interest in metal based additive manufacturing processes has taken off in the past few years. The three-major metal additive manufacturing processes in use today are powder bed fusion (PBF), directed energy deposition (DED) and binder jetting processes.

Heat Transfer and Thermal Analysis: Fluid-Structure Interaction with Coupled CFD and Finite Element Based Simulation

We analyze system-level thermal management of vehicle component, including underhood, underbody and brake systems, and design for heat shields, electronics cooling, HVAC, hybrid systems and human thermal comfort. Our Finite Element (LS-Dyna, Ansys, Abaqus) and CFD simulation (Siemens Start-ccm+, Ansys Fluent , Ansys CFX and OpenFoam) for heat transfer analysis, thermal management, and virtual test process can save time and money in the design and development process, while also improving the thermal comfort and overall quality of the final product.

Seat Design: Finite Element and CFD Simulation for Static & Dynamic Comfort, Whiplash, Acoustic & Thermal Comfort, Crash Test

Simulation Based Design can help us to ensure the right occupant posture, which is essential for safety, Static and Dynamic Comfort, for example by predicting the H-Point and incorporating whiplash, thermal and Acoustic comfort simulation. The ability to predict the comfort of innovative seat designs using simulation tools, a library of human models with our team experience in CFD (Siemens Start-ccm+, Ansys Fluent and OpenFoam) and FEA (Ansys LS-DYNA, Simulia Abaqus, ESI Pam-Crash and Altair RADIOSS) simulation software with integrated Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for innovative design, can help manufacturers to create seats that provide a superior driving experience for their customers.

CFD and FEA in Civil Engineering: Seismic Design, Earthquake, Tunnel, Dam, Concrete Structures and Geotechnical Multiphysics Simulation

Enteknograte, offer a wide range of consulting services based on many years of experience using FEA and CFD: Coupled/Multiphysics problems: mechanics of porous media, spalling of concrete, freezing of ground and young hardening concrete Borehole stability problems Constitutive modeling of concrete Settlement damage on concrete and masonry constructions Pipelines, Earthquake analysis, Tunnel, Dam and Geotechnical Multiphysics Simulation.

Marine and Shipbuilding Industry: Finite Element and CFD Based Simulation and Design

Our experience in Marine and Shipbuilding Industry include: Fatigue assessment studies, Modal and vibration analyses, Seakeeping and seaworthiness assessment, Maneuvering studies, Simulation and evaluation of systems, Damage surveys and investigations, Tie-down structural calculations and approval, Collision Investigation, modeling and analysis, Optimizing the Hydrodynamic Performance of Hull, Cavitation, Marine Vibro-Acoustic, Dynamic Integrity.

In Silico Medical & Biomedical Device Testing: Finite Element & CFD Simulation and Design, Considering FDA & ASME V&V 40

Enteknograte Biomedical Engineers use FEA and CFD for simulating: Orthopedic products, Medical fasteners, Ocular modeling, Soft tissue simulation, Packaging, Electronic systems, Virtual biomechanics, Knee replacement, Human modeling, Soft tissue and joint modeling, Hospital equipment, Laser bonding, Ablation catheters, Dental implants, Mechanical connectors, Prosthetics, Pacemakers, Vascular implants, Defibrillators, Heart valve replacements.

FEA and CFD Simulation for Aerospace Structures: Aerodynamics, Acoustics, Fatigue and Vibration, Thermal Analysis, Crash & Impact

Enteknograte provides a complete solution for aero-structure that addresses multi-disciplinary domains and engineering challenges combining CFD-FEA and 1D-3D multi-objective modeling: Complete wing simulation Dedicated composite simulation for aircraft: designing, analyzing and optimizing Composite material structure, Liquid Composite Molding, composite forming simulation for doors, wings, tails, Horizontal & vertical tailplane simulation, Moving part aerodynamics simulation, Nacelle aerodynamics simulation, Fatigue simulation of components: random vibro-acoustic loading, stress corrosion analysis and visualization