FEA Programs Available as Shareware
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- COSHELL :- For linear stress, linearized buckling, natural vibration, nonlinear and post-buckling analysis of stiffened composite
cylindrical shells using the Layerwise Shell Theory. Modified Riks method used in postbuckling algorithm.
The following paper provides good introduction to what COSHELL does. “Local Behavior of Discretely Stiffened Composite Plates and Cylindrical Shells,” (with J.N. Reddy), Composite Structures 41, 1998, pp. 13-26. (download copy of paper in pdf format).
Wim Van Paepegem at the University of Ghent, Belgium
damage in plain woven composites.
Dr. Michael Kiriakopoulos of the Institute for Advanced Materials
Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Netherlands.
of the application of COSHELL to help model damage prediction of
Amit Jain (USA)
of impact response of composites and the analysis of bending of
composite laminates in various loading conditions.
Haftay Hailu. at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana
State University, LA, USA
Basile Audoly at Laboratoire de physique statistique Ecole Normale
Superieure in Paris, France
of postbuckling simulations of the Foeppl-von Karman equations for
a rectangular plate clamped on its edges undergoing in-plane
Ing Prof. Jose Humeberto at UAS University in Los Mochis, Sinaloaa,
of response of a sandwich plate structure under uniform transverse
2.COBEAM:– For linear stress, linearized buckling, natural vibration, nonlinear and post-buckling analysis of laminated composite curved beams using the the Layerwise Curved Beam Theory.
Coded by:- SK, VPI&SU, February 1992. Updated in 1993. True Dynamic Array Dimensioning Implemented.
- Download Source Files
- Sample Data files for COBEAM
- Paper on theory for COBEAM
3.ORTHOSHELL – For nonlinear bending analysis of orthotropic plates and shells using higher-order shear deformation theories.
Coded by: SK, VPI&SU, Blacksburg, VA. Download ORTHOSHELL here.
4.NODSEC – For linear approximate analysis of box-girder bridges of varied cross-section, loading and boundary conditions.
Coded by: SK, METU, Ankara, Turkey. Download NODSEC here.