Users can also accurately simulate progressive damage of composite structures. The program uses multimaterial and multilayered shell elements (quadrilateral and triangular) and a new elasto-plastic law with orthotropic Hook's matrix. Europlexus runs on Linux, Unix, and Windows platforms.

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