CoDA Version 3.3 Software Package Released

02 December 2005

Version 3.3 of CoDA, the composite component design tool, has been released, including enhancements in sandwich analysis, moisture absorption and fatigue analysis.

CoDA (Composite Component Design Analysis) assists in the preliminary stage of engineering design of panels, beams, joints, flanges and laminates, as well as in composite material synthesis. CoDA is a product of the Composites Section of the Centre for Materials Measurement and Technology at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL). It is based upon several years research funded by the UK Department of Trade and Industry and has been experimentally validated. Major UK industrial companies assisted with the development through advisory panels and funding and over the years new versions and new modules have increased its functionality.

The new CoDA v3.3 offers improved support for sandwich configurations, with calculations for effective honeycomb properties and local skin buckling modes in its Panels and Beams modules. In addition, the Laminates module now provides interactive calculations for moisture absorption/desorption, heat through-thickness diffusion and fatigue life.

Anaglyph develops software for composites analysis and design, applicable to a wide range of industries, but also adopted by a number of academic institutions for teaching and research.

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