WIT Press

Composite Analysis And Design System ESAComp

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP940031

Volume

4

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

791 kb

Author(s)

0. Saarela, J. Haberle & M. Klein

Abstract

Composite analysis and design system ESAComp 0. Saarela," J. Haberle,& M. Klein& ^ Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Light Structures, FIN-02150 Espoo, Finland Netherlands ABSTRACT A computer software ESAComp is under development for the analysis and design of composites. It is aimed at mechanical analyses of composite material systems and at the design and analysis of laminated structural elements. Versatility, efficiency, and expandability are the key requirements set for the system. The objectives of the development work and the development process are introduced. The system description is given. INTRODUCTION The unique characteristics of composites cannot be utilized to their full extent without extensive computing. Finite element (FE) programs are available for global analyses of structures, but they do not provide efficient tools for design and analysis of laminates and laminated structural elements. Several programs have been developed for these purpo

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