Componeering sponsors ReVolt House, a solar energy house for Solar Decathlon 2012
The warmth of the sun and coolness of the water. The ideal combination for a great day at the beach, but also the perfect combination for a house. ReVolt House, a student project from the TU Delft, is a floating and rotating house, developed fully on solar power. A team of about thirty students is currently involved with the ReVolt House project. The team is made up of a group of international students from different faculties, such as, architecture, sustainable energy technology, civil engineering and technology, policy and management. The floating, rotating house, fully powered by solar energy, is the team's exhibit for the Solar Decathlon Europe exhibition. ESAComp is used for all the structural calculations of the composites design's floating base and walls. Read more...
ESAComp training course at ESA/ESTEC, the Netherlands, November 22-23, 2011
The objective of the course is to provide a general overview and background of composite structural analysis and design using the ESAComp software. The course will cover basic and advanced features of ESAComp and is hence suitable for both beginners and advanced users. The two-day course is arranged by ESA and it takes place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The training is given by Componeering staff. Visit the ESA site for Course Outline and Registration.
CompMechLab becomes ESAComp distributor for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan
Componeering and Computational Mechanics Laboratory Ltd. (CompMechLab® Ltd.) signed an agreement on September 9, 2011, about the distribution of ESAComp software in Russia and its neighboring states. CompMechLab is a Russian high-tech scientific-innovation company based at the Mechanics and Control Processes Department of St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU). It provides computational engineering services across the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear, machinery and metallurgic industries. Read Press Release for more information. A Russian language web site www.esacomp.compmechlab.ru is under preparation.
ESAComp 4.3 has been released
July 2011 - Among its most notable new features, ESAComp 4.3 introduces new panel analysis capabilities. The old plate capability has been merged with the newer curved plate analysis with enhanced possibilities for defining loads and boundary conditions and for studying the results in the 3D viewer. Other new features include updates related to the cylindrical shell add-on module along with numerous smaller enhancements. Updates are also included in the Data Bank, the materials database delivered with ESAComp. With this version, the release schedule for Windows and Linux versions has been synchronized.
ESAComp Users' Meeting 2011 - a successful forum for the exchange of ideas
In April 2011, the ESAComp Users' Meeting participants from 10 countries gathered in Technical University of Munich, Institute for Carbon Composites. The two-day densely-packed program included diverse technical presentations covering the theoretical, research and development, along with practical aspects. The aim was two-fold, to share recent advances in composites technology and simulation and for Componeering to harmonize the "wish-list" for ESAComp. Read the full story...