21 June 2016
21 June 2016
CompoSIDE has released CompoSIDE v2.8.2 drastically improving development cycles of composites parts and products.
“CompoSIDE 2.8.2 significantly enhances product development cycles for composites products and parts” says Lorenzo Bossi, Sales & Marketing Manager at CompoSIDE. “The latest release improves materials data management and delivers efficient design workflows for both pure players and new entrants to composites applications.”
CompoSIDE’s Materials Database (CMDB) is the dedicated module to management of materials data, physical and mechanical properties, including ply generation and micro-mechanics. According to CompoSIDE, the module supports all composites material types including adhesives, cores, fibres, matrix and plies, and also non-composites materials such as metals, woods, plywood and plastics. CMDB acts as the central repository for all materials, allowing a single secure storage and an accessible platform for all usages. Designers and structural engineering teams can use materials data both within the CompoSIDE platform but also to link and retrieve data for analysis in external FEM and FEA tools with both generic and native files formats. A single storage and management platform greatly enhances data quality, eliminating uncertainties and redundant data files across multiple systems.
CompoSIDE says it also offers materials data as CMDB Addon module, the materials library contains in excess of 1,200 materials and over 900 plies ready for engineering activities, all materials are fit for design and FEA containing all the necessary physical and mechanical properties.
Managing materials data and quality assurance can come at the expenses of user flexibility. CompoSIDE CMDB features company wide and project specific libraries to help evaluate and develop new materials and plies. Users can, at a project level, develop new materials data, estimate new performances and fine tune existing data. CompoSIDE 2.8.2 introduces the “Materials Data Manager” role with dedicated rights within the organisation to approve and publish new materials across the company wide library of materials.
CompoSIDE says its 2.8.2 introduces a powerful Desktop Client for 2D & 3D modelling and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) providing improved performances and response time for large and complex models. The Desktop Clients combines usage of local computational resources for model editing with the power of HPC performances for running solvers and analysis tasks. Analysis jobs are automatically submitted to the CompoSIDE HPC infrastructure clearing the local machine of the long and resource intensive tasks, improving engineering productivity and reducing downtime waiting for calculations to finish.
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