Through StressCheck Tool Box you can access smart applications designed for your specific requirements by expert analysts. These are tools that help you improve your designs efficiently, utilizing the latest developments in CAE in a user-friendly environment, with built-in documentation, designed for designers, engineers and analysts.
StressCheck Tool Box
The StressCheck Tool Box (SCTB) is a 64-bit stand-alone, Windows-based application which provides a robust, easy to use framework for solving common, but inherently challenging, engineering problems. The current target audience for SCTB applications is engineers who are not experienced in FEA but have a demand for repetitive, but high-quality, solutions in the area of fastened connections. Fully supports Windows 7, 8 and 10.
Key Features and Advantages
- No FEA or StressCheck experience is necessary to successfully run SCTB applications.
- Solutions may be exported and opened in StressCheck Professional.
- Does not require an existing installation of StressCheck to operate.
- Simple to use interface requires minimal training to be productive.
- All applications support SI and US Customary units.
Our Single Fastener Analysis Tool (SFAT) provides accurate computation of the joint stiffness, plate stresses, and fastener loads for single or double shear lap joints connected by a single fastener.
Our Multi-Fastener Analysis Tool (MFAT) provides effortless modeling of single or double shear joints, including lap joints, splice joints, and doublers (with or without a repair cutout). MFAT supports metallic and composite plates,and allows for any number of fasteners with neat fit, interference fit or clearance fit.
Our Laminate Cutout Analysis Tool (LCAT) computes the strain distribution around a circular, elliptical, or racetrack cutout in a composite plate subjected to biaxial and shear loading. Additionally, LCAT determines the margin of safety for strain and the orthotropic strain concentration factor.
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“The p-type element has been used to great advantage in the finite element system ESRD StressCheck, . This software provides the engineer with the means to conduct solution verification in an extremely straightforward manner by simply increasing the degree of the element, monitoring convergence and using Richardson extrapolation reliably to estimate the error. This can be conducted automatically by the software thereby enabling the engineer to concentrate on the engineering rather than the simulation. StressCheck has also been used to develop ESRD’s Handbook and Toolbox applications. The first of these provides engineers with a repository of parameterised standard problems of the type found in texts like Roark’s “Formulas for Stress and Strain”, . The second, Toolbox, is a tool that can be used to parameterise a company’s range of components for rapid and reliable analysis by non-expert analysis. Toolbox then is an exemplary of the way in which the democratisation of simulation can be applied.”
Angus Ramsay, PhDEngineering Director, Ramsay Maunder Associates