March 17, 2010
By DE Editors
Firehole Technologies, Inc. has released Helius:CompositePro Version 4.0. Previously available as CompositePro, the desktop software package was acquired by Firehole from Peak Composites in 2009. Firehole’s team has produced an upgrade with improved user interface and enhanced analysis capabilities.
Helius:CompositePro is a desktop tool that gives users access to composite analysis methods, such as micromechanics and classical laminate analysis, as well as design tools for analysis of composite plates, sandwich panels, beams, and tubes. In addition to maintaining all previously available functionality, new features include a revamped user interface, expanded platform support, the capability to plot failure envelopes, the ability to export data to Excel, plotting and printing features, and the addition of several failure criteria including those developed by Hashin and Puck.
Helius:CompositePro is now available for download at Firehole’s website both as a free demonstration version or for purchase starting at $695.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.