CompoSIDE Ltd, a developer of software for composite design and analysis, has released CompoSIDE v2.7.0.

According to the company, CompoSIDE 2.7.0 includes improvements to CAD files imports and group topology management functionalities within BoMGen, the automated Bill of Materials Generation environment.

The new software also introduces 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, defining constant or variable thermal loading. In addition, independent specification of materials and plies, allowable strains and strengths provides improved analysis capabilities.

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 FEA 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. 

This story uses material from CompoSIDE, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.