Structural AnalysisNASTRAN basically performs complex analyses of a structural design and predicts how various elements of the design will react to many different conditions of stress and strain. NASTRAN applications include almost every kind of structure and construction, and the program's substructuring capability allows different segments of a structure to be modeled jointly after having been modeled separately. NASTRAN permits the effects of control systems, aerodynamic transfer functions and other nonstructural problems, such as static response to thermal expansion, to be incorporated in the solution of the structural problem. Examples of industrial users of NASTRAN include DeVlieg-Sundstrand, Belvidere, Illinois, Texas Instruments, Temple, Texas and Texas Instrument's Central Research Laboratories. NASTRAN is available to private industry through NASA's Computer Software Management and Information Center.