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Computer Aided Design Environment for Composites (CADEC) 14.1.7176.16380

Software Support for Introduction to Composite Materials Design-- 3rd Edition, CRC (2018) by Ever J. Barbero
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CADEC is an online application that performs composite materials analysis as in Introduction to Composite Materials Design--3rd Edition, CRC Press, 2018.

-- CADEC will be SHUT DOWN on Dec. 30, 2019 due to lack of support for maintenance costs. Contact the author if interested in supporting a PAID version.

-- Sign convention for bending moments and out-of-plane shear forces, updated in 3rd edition, affects eqns. 6.7, 6.13, 6.20, 6.22, 6.27, 6.30, 6.74 and Figs. 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 in 3rd ed.
-- Some of CADEC results are no longer compatible with 1st and 2nd eds. of the textbook.


CADEC calculates a wide variety of material and structural properties

Sample plot of E2 vs. Fiber volume fraction

Getting started

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