CADEC R14 http://en.cadec-online.com is an online application that performs composite materials analysis. It is structured to provide a user friendly computational engine for the analysis equations and methods described in the textbook Introduction to Composite Materials Design--Second Edition, CRC, 2010 http://barbero.cadec-online.com/icmd/index.html.
CADEC performs micromechanics for composites reinforced with unidirectional fibers, and random fibers, as well as plain weave, twill, and satin textile fabrics. Predicted properties include lamina moduli, strength values, CTE, moisture expansion, and more. Its laminate analysis capabilities are extensive, including stress, strain, and failure. Failure predictions including first ply failure and last ply failure under mechanical, thermal, and moisture loads.
The most advanced analysis formulas are implemented. For example, failure predictions include in situ effects and model failure criteria such as Hashin, Puck, and so on.
The Cloud implementation means that updates are transparent; no new releases have to be installed by the user. Instead, new functionalities appear without disruptions.
One of its many unique features is the comprehensive analysis capabilities for laminated composite thin walled beams with general cross sections. Beams can be asymmetric and loaded by general combinations of forces in three planes (axial, vertical and horizontal) as well as by three moments (torque and two bending moments). The software computes all the section properties including the shear center and so on.
CADEC features the latest IT technology, including object-oriented programing, database management, an advanced web interface, and more. For example, data integrity allows users to refine the properties of any object, such as fiber properties, and the software will automatically and transparently update all the dependent objects, such as laminas, laminates, and beam sections. An encrypted database maintains all of the user’s objects, which are on the cloud, available everywhere.
A 30 day demo subscription allows interested users to drive test the software. Faculty and students get a lifetime free subscription while commercial users can purchase a premium subscription.
For a fully functional DEMO subscription, just visit http://en.cadec-online.com/