WIT Press

DAC: A Software Package For Designing, Calculating And Optimizing Composite Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP940151

Volume

4

Pages

10

Published

1994

Size

866 kb

Author(s)

M.J. Casamayor, J.J. Alba, A. Miravete & P. Bravo

Abstract

DAC: a software package for designing, calculating and optimizing composite structures M.J. Casamayor, J.J. Alba, A. Miravete, P. Bravo Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, C/ Maria de Luna, 3, 50.015 Zaragoza, Spain DAC (Designing Advanced Composites) is a software package composed of 9 modules sharing, as common features, a very user-friendly interface and the ability to obtain very accurate results in a few seconds. The DAC Programs run on IBM PC and compatibles under Ms-Windows environment. Calculation codes for these programs are based on the finite element method, classical laminated plates theory analytical formulation and testing. All the DAC Programs have been developed with a similar user interface easy to use even by a non-experienced user. Material database is shared by all modules that use external material files. Optimization and sensitivity studies are allowed, showing in a chart how the results c

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