NTPT has licensed the VABS beam modelling software for simulation of its line of composite golf club shafts, TPT Golf, as well as for other tubes used for sports and industrial applications. According to NTPT, automotive drive shafts, aircraft struts, landing gear, windsurf masts and other sports equipment shafts and frames are examples of ideal applications for tubular structures where weight, performance and cost are critical factors.
“We are excited to announce our relationship with North Thin Ply Technology, where we have been impressed with their work on a variety of slender composite structures, particularly tubes,” says Allan Wood, President and CEO of AnalySwift. “VABS provides a uniquely rigorous solution as a general-purpose cross-sectional analysis tool for quickly computing beam sectional properties and recovering 3D fields of slender composite structures. This includes not only composite tubes, but also composite helicopter and wind turbine rotor blades, as well as other slender composite parts such as fishing rods, landing gear, propellers and high-aspect ratio wings.”
“The VABS beam modelling software provides a cornerstone of our structural analysis capabilities and response simulation work,” comments Thomas Ricard, NTPT Technical Director – Materials & Automation. “It forms an essential part of NTPT’s design and engineering tool box and is used daily as we continue the development of our range of advanced composite tubular products.”
“VABS is capable of rigorously decoupling an original 3D slender solid with complex cross-sections into a simple engineering beam model,” according to Dr Wenbin Yu, CTO of AnalySwift. “With continuous development funded by the US Army spanning over 20 years for performance and robustness, VABS’ accuracy has been extensively verified by its developers and users.”
Companies: North Thin Ply Technology
Industries: Sports, Leisure & Recreation