Webinar: What's new in ESAComp 4.4?
Join this free, live webinar to learn about the newest developments in ESAComp: nonlinear panel/cylinder analysis, enhancements in FE integration, Data Bank update, etc. The presentation takes appr. 45 minutes including an interactive questions & answers session. The same webinar will be given at different times, both in English and German, over the period of Nov. 27 - Dec. 5, 2012. Webinar recording can now be viewed online!
Structures are not ideal - Challenges of buckling analyses
The linear buckling analysis is widely used for determining the load level at which the structure loses its stability. In reality, structures may be sensitive to even small imperfections in their shape, which is accounted for by applying large factors of safety when using the linear buckling analysis. The geometrically nonlinear analysis describes the buckling behavior more accurately, thus giving better confidence on the performance of the design. The introduction of geometric imperfections in the structure plays an important role when applying the nonlinear analysis in buckling problems. Read more...
ESAComp in Education - Talking to the Professors
Driven by the interest in composite materials by ever wider industry sectors, educational establishments have reacted and modernised the content of their courses in order to meet industry demand for young people competent in all aspects of these complex materials. ESAComp has a proven track record as a useful resource to many schools and universities providing courses in composite materials. Professor Alfredo Güemes and Professor Clemens Dransfeld are among lecturers that use ESAComp for their courses. Here's what they have to say – Read more...
Considering large deflections in panels - ESAComp 4.4 introduces nonlinear analysis
In composite panels with large support spans, deflections are primarily due to bending. Out-of-plane shear can also play a significant role in sandwich structures. While these deformation types are considered in the typically used linear static analyses, the results are not accurate when going beyond the small deflections regime. When a panel is firmly fixed at its edges, it starts to carry loads partly like a membrane already at low load levels. The panel exhibits stress stiffening. Consequently, with an appropriate analysis approach more efficient structures can be designed. Read more...
International CAE Conference 2012 in Italy
CAE Conference 2012 held in Pacengo del Garda (Verona), October 22-23, is the biggest appointment in Italy and one of the most important in Europe dedicated to the Computational Technologies. The place were you can meet the CAE experts, attend to the technical sessions with important speakers from key companies, visit the exhibition area dedicated to the CAE suppliers (software, hardware, associations). ESAComp is demonstrated in the exhibition and the composites session includes a presentation by Componeering.