Element Type

MSC/NASTRAN


Shells

Triangular—Linear

CTRIA3

Triangular—Parabolic

CTRIA6


Quadrilateral—Linear

CQUAD4


Quadrilateral—Parabolic

CQUAD8


Tetrahedral Solids

Linear and Parabolic

CTETRA

Beams

CBEAM


Trusses

CROD


Springs

CBUSH


Masses

CONM2


Rigid Links

RBE2


Weighted Links

RBE3


Gaps

All

CGAP (element coordinate system and orientation)
PGAP (properties)

Contacts

Linear Structure

BCONTACT
BCTABLE (Defines contact table)

Parabolic Structure
