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CompoSIDE releases the version 2.7.0 of its composite design software

News International-French

11 Feb 2016

The engineering simulation and data management platform with dedicated composite design and analysis software releases CompoSIDE v2.7.0 delivering streamlined product design process for improved development of fibre-reinforced plastics products.

CompoSIDE the engineering simulation and data management platform with dedicated composite design and analysis software, releases CompoSIDE v2.7.0 delivering streamlined product design process for improved development of fibre-reinforced plastics products.

Improved interaction with external programs
CompoSIDE’s 2.7.0 release improves workflows integrating with clients IT systems and design process, highlights of the latest release include improvements to CAD files imports and group topology management functionalities within BoMGen, the automated Bill of Materials Generation environment, for a seamless reporting experience regardless of the primary CAD system in place.

Introducing Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
The effect of thermal properties of the layered materials can significantly change the laminate properties and thermo-mechanical loading response, this new release of CompoSIDE sees the introduction of Coefficients of Thermal Expansion (CTE) for layered materials and laminates, allowing a more accurate analysis of these components early in the design phase.

New features allow users to include combined thermal mechanical loads and review the response analysis in LAMINASpace using both tabular and graphical capabilities. User can define constant or variable thermal loading.

Solvers and analysis enhancements
Enhancements have been made to the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) module in CompoSIDE. Additional capabilities for calculation of Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) for layered materials and advanced Ply Strain / Stress Response to laminates are now supported in LAMINASpace. In addition, independent specification of materials and plies, allowable strains and strengths provides improved analysis capabilities.

Streamlined design workflows and module integration
CompoSIDE 2.7.0 sees advances in seamless integration within CompoSIDE modules to streamline the design workflows and reduce the design time for composite parts and products. In the latest release either laminates created in LAMINASpace or 2D beam section from SECTIONSpace, can be instantly converted into 3D shell FE models using wizards in FESpace, CompoSIDE’s Finite Element Analysis module. Beams sections can be instantly extruded for detailed design activities automating creation of 3D shells from any given conceptual 2D section design. Elements retain their properties and laminate selections, bridging the gap from conceptual and detailed design activities.

Improvements to the automated mesh capabilities deliver significant time-saving to our users eliminating manual processes and focusing on meaningful product design activities.

More information: www.composide.com