New BECASv3.2 - modelling complex structures with BECAS just became much easier!

Wednesday 11 Nov 15
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ANSYS, one of the largest engineering simulation software companies in the world, has developed a new interface to BECAS. ANSYS users can now generate their complex composite models in ANSYS Composite PrePost and easily use the new BECASv3.2 to derive high-fidelity beam models for, e.g., aeroelastic analysis of wind turbine blades in HAWC2.

Failure analysis of front spoiler of a Formula 1 car performed in ANSYS Composite PrePost. 

Figure 1 - Failure analysis of front spoiler of a Formula 1 car performed in ANSYS Composite PrePost.

ANSYS, one of the largest engineering simulation software companies in the world, has developed a new interface to BECAS in collaboration with DTU Wind Energy. The interface is included in ANSYS Composite PrePost, a powerful pre- and post-processing tool specifically developed to model complex composite structures. ANSYS users can now take advantage of the modelling capabilities of ANSYS composite PrePost to create their models and easily export them to BECAS. The new release of BECAS - BECASv3.2 - includes the capability of exporting the mechanical properties of a cross section to ANSYS using ANSYS Parametric Design Language. Alternatively, models created in ANSYS PrePost can be analyzed in BECAS and used in, e.g., aeroelastic analysis of wind turbine blades in HAWC2 or HAWCStab2.

 "We are very glad to partner with DTU Wind Energy to offer our customers the possibility to harness the power of BECAS while taking advantage of all the design and modelling capabilities of ANSYS Composite PrePost” -Marc Wintermantel, R&D Fellow ANSYS Inc. 

The interface to BECAS was announced in the release of ANSYS 16.2 in August 2015.

Finally, a new paper has just been published here containing a large amount of validation work and demonstrating the use of BECAS in design and analysis of wind turbine blades.

We wish you all a nice autumn,

The BECAS team

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