Componeering Inc., the developer and distributor of ESAComp, has presented ESAComp version 4.6, widely-recognized software suite for the design and analysis of composite structures.
ESAComp is software for analysis and design of composites. Its scope ranges from conceptual and preliminary design of layered composite structures to analyses of details. ESAComp is a stand-alone software tool, but thanks to its ability to interface with widely used finite element software packages, ESAComp fits seamlessly into the design process.
The comprehensive material database of ESAComp forms the basis for design studies. ESAComp has a vast set of analysis capabilities for solid/sandwich laminates and for micromechanical analyses. It further includes analysis tools for structural elements: flat and curved panels, stiffened panels, beams and columns, bonded and mechanical joints.
As a standalone software tool with the ability to interface with finite element software packages, ESAComp fits seamlessly and efficiently into any design process. The European Space Agency (ESA) initiated the development of ESAComp in the early 1990s. The goal was to create a standard tool to replace the various in-house codes used by the aerospace industry for the analysis and design of composite structures. Today, users of ESAComp come from all industries using high-performance composites.
About Componeering Inc.
Componeering is the developer and distributor of ESAComp, a software suite for analysis and design of composite structures. ESAComp focuses on conceptual and preliminary design, but its capabilities range also to analyses of details. The intuitive graphical user interface combines the extensive composite materials database and the analysis features seamlessly. The possibility to exchange data with finite element software (e.g. ANSYS, Abaqus, HyperWorks, NASTRAN) guarantees smooth workflow in the design process. Through the integration with commercial design optimization packages, a powerful automated design environment can be established. Componeering develops customized software solutions to meet special needs and provides training for efficient composite design. The consulting services include concept development, FE analysis and design optimization of composite structures. The ESAComp customer base covers today all industries using high-performance composites.