VABS™

Cross-Sectional Analysis Tool for Composite Beams

 

Compute Beam Properties and 3D Stresses of Advanced Composite Structures

VABS offers an unprecedented combination of efficiency and accuracy for composite beam modeling. Saving orders of magnitude in computing time without a loss of accuracy, engineers can consider more design options and arrive at the best solution more quickly in order to accelerate time to market while reducing costs. VABS is a powerful tool for modeling composite helicopter and wind turbine rotor blades, as well as other slender composite structures, like propellers, landing gear, high-aspect ratio wings, composite tubes, and more. The tool is capable of rigorously reducing an original 3D slender solid with complex cross-sections into simple engineering beam models.

Webinars

VABS™ User Manual

VABS (Variational Asymptotic Beam Sectional Analysis) is a code implementing the various beam theories based on the concept of simplifying the original nonlinear three-dimensional (3D) analysis of slender structures into a two-dimensional (2D) cross-sectional analysis and a one-dimensional (1D) nonlinear beam analysis using the powerful variational asymptotic method.

User Manuals

VABS™ User Review by NREL

Software simplifies simulations of smart materials (blades) and fast (NREL review of VABS).

Customer Stories

VABS™ Use Cases

Top use cases for AnalySwift VABS. A cross-sectional analysis tool for composite beams.

Training Materials, Use Cases

AnalySwift VABS™ Product Datasheet

Capabilities and benefits of VABS.

Datasheets