18 March 2006
18 March 2006
DLR and ESAComp Start Collaboration DLR Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems and Componeering have agreed to collaborate on the development of composites software.
Componeering develops a general-purpose composites design software tool ESAComp, which originates from European Space Agency (ESA) supported work, and sees that the vast experience of DLR in the composites technology is a great asset in further enhancing the ESAComp software. The types of collaboration may include, for instance, the implementation of DLR developed analysis and design approaches in ESAComp and utilization of the extensive experimental data gathered by DLR. The end-users of ESAComp may also benefit from the use of the accredited DLR test services to obtain material data for design purposes.
DLR sees benefit in using ESAComp as its standard composite analysis tool and a development platform for new simulation and design approaches. The collaboration with Componeering can bring the new developments faster to the practicing engineers as integrated and verified software solutions. In the past DLR developed LamTech software for composite analyses. DLR has decided to discontinue the development of LamTech and recommends use of ESAComp as a follow-on tool. The collaboration between DLR and Componeering ensures that the needs of the current LamTech users are addressed properly.