Cylindrical shell axial buckling
- ESAComp can be used for designing straight and conical composite tubes with a circular cross section. The performance of the structure can be studied under various condition.
- ESAComp provides an extensive data bank for commercial material grades. Laminate designs can be based on the readily available materials or the user can define his/her own material systems.
- In ESAComp, the model creation is easy and fast. The engineering effort can be directed to laminate design rather than finite element modeling.
- The benchmark study  involves the stability analysis of an axially loaded thin-walled composite cylinder. The linear static analysis results of ESAComp correlate very well with the published data.
 Hühne C. et al., A new approach for robust design of composite cylindrical shells under axial compression, Proceedings of the European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials & Mechanical Testing 2005, SP-581 - September 2005.