ESAComp is a proven composite design tool in the aerospace industry. The development of ESAComp was initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), who envisioned open software that combined all necessary composites analysis and design capabilities under one unified user interface. With on-going development ESAComp is now a general tool for people dealing with composites, but never losing sight of its roots and the special needs of the aerospace industry.

This webinar provides an overview on how to use ESAComp to efficiently tackle daily tasks concerning laminate design (incl. handling different environments, strength sets, probabilistic laminate analysis), design of structural elements (e.g. panels), and design verification (application of selected failure criteria and computation of reserve factors or margins of safety). Another focus area will be the ESAComp-HyperWorks post-processing interface and integration into a workflow for optimization.

Webinar Outline

  • What can ESAComp do for you? – Benefits to the Aerospace Industry.
  • Success stories where ESAComp was applied in the design of aerospace structures
  • Introduction to the key features of ESAComp (database, laminate analyses, structural elements)
  • Focus on some advanced features important for aerospace applications
  • Integration of ESAComp into a typical workflow with HyperMesh and HyperView
  • Composite structure optimization with the help of ESAComp and HyperStudy

Who should attend this webinar?

  • Design engineers, FE analysts, Materials engineers, and R&D engineers involved with composite structures in the aerospace industry
  • Managers involved in composite design projects in general

How is ESAComp useful to APA users?

ESAComp provides additional insight into laminate behavior and possible failure modes when using HyperMesh and HyperView. In the conceptual design phase ESAComp allows for a fast and efficient design as it covers all features needed, ranging from material selection and laminate analyses to the design of structural elements, such as beams, joints, curved panels and conical structures. In later design stages ESAComp offers composites specific post-processing with advanced failure criteria and the results are available in HyperView.

What is ESAComp?

ESAComp is software for analysis and design of composites. Its scope ranges from conceptual and preliminary design of layered composite structures to advanced analyses that are applicable for the final verification of a design. The comprehensive material database of ESAComp forms the basis for design studies. ESAComp has a vast set of analysis capabilities for solid/sandwich laminates and for micromechanical analyses. It further includes analysis tools for structural elements: flat and curved panels, stiffened panels, beams and columns, cylinders, bonded and mechanical joints. ESAComp is a stand-alone software tool, but thanks to its ability to interface with widely used finite element software packages, ESAComp fits seamlessly into the design process.




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