What is CoDA?
CoDA can be used to undertake preliminary analysis of sub-components with plate, beam, joint, flange, or laminate geometries. CoDA can also synthesize the properties of composite materials, laminates, and sandwich structures, which can be used in a seamless manner within the design modules.
Structural engineers employing techniques such as finite element analysis (FEA), can perform a brief CoDA analysis to enable potential materials, beam and plate sizes and thicknesses, and support conditions to be selected for further detailed investigation. CoDA is a product of the Composites Group at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).