CompoSIDE Ltd. (Cowes, UK) has released v2.8.2 of its eponymous engineering simulation and data management platform, featuring dedicated composite design and analysis software. CompoSIDE’s Materials Database (CMDB) is a module dedicated to management of materials data and physical and mechanical properties, including ply generation and micro-mechanics. The module supports all composites material types including adhesives, cores, fibers, matrix and plies, and also non-composites materials such as metals, woods, plywood and plastics. Designers and structural engineering teams can use materials data within the CompoSIDE platform, and link to and retrieve data for analysis in external FEM and FEA tools with generic and native files formats. CompoSIDE also offers a CMDB Addon module, a materials library that contains more than 1,200 materials and more than 900 plies ready for engineering activities. CompoSIDE CMDB features company-wide and project-specific libraries to help evaluate and develop new materials and plies. CompoSIDE 2.8.2 introduces a Desktop Client for 2D and 3D modelling and FEA, providing improved performances and response time for large and complex models. Also new is YACHTScant, a modern scantling tool for sail and motor vessels according to ISO12215-5 and DNV- GL rules. The module is fully integrated within the CompoSIDE environment, providing FEA of vessels panels, beams and additional components. A free 30-days trial of CompoSIDE is available from the CompoSIDE website.
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