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Presenter: André Mönicke, Dipl.-Ing. andre.moenicke@componeering.com

Quick Reference - ESAComp for Automotive Flier

With the automotive industry more and more exploring the capabilities of composite materials, engineers face new challenges throughout the design process. For layered composite structures ESAComp is the right software to help you. This webinar will provide an overview on how to use ESAComp to efficiently tackle daily tasks concerning laminate design towards stiffness or strength criteria, structural elements (e.g. panels), data exchange with HyperWorks and integration into a workflow for optimization.

Webinar outline:

  • What can ESAComp do for you? – Benefits to the Automotive Industry.
  • Introduction to the key features of ESAComp (database, laminate analyses, structural elements)
  • Integration of ESAComp into a typical workflow with HyperMesh and HyperView
  • Composite structure optimization with the help of ESAComp
  • Success stories where ESAComp was applied in optimization for automotive applications

About 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. These can easily be applied to structures where composites are typically used in the automotive industry, like pressure vessels, drive shafts, or interior structures.

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. With its optimization capabilities ESAComp has been successfully applied within the design and optimization of a number of automotive applications.

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.

Learn more about the ESAComp and HyperWorks interface - download integration datasheet.

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