IDAC Resells the ANSYS Composites Simulation Ecosystem by ESAComp

22 April 2013

Software supplier IDAC is reselling ESAComp’s enhanced ANSYS composites simulation software.

The company says that ESAComp, which is software for the analysis and design of composites has a materials database of approximately 1000 material systems from suppliers worldwide and is available to ANSYS users in different forms. This gives a new dimension to the growing ANSYS composites simulation ecosystem.

IDAC say that data can be easily transferred from ESAComp to ANSYS v14.5 products, in xml to Workbench Engineering Data Manager, in Python to ANSYS Composite PrepPost (ACP) stand-alone, and in MAPDL format data cards to ANSYS "Classic".

IDAC believe that the ESAComp toolbox for conceptual and preliminary design complements the ANSYS capabilities. With reverse engineering, experimental data can be converted to design values. Trade-off studies can be performed on material, laminate and component levels very efficiently. Setting up a panel analysis from scratch and running the simulation takes less than 2 minutes. Discontinuities like notches and bonded joints are also covered. Robustness of a laminate can be assessed with the probabilistic analysis.

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