By Wenbin Yu

Purdue University

SwiftComp with a GUI developed based on Gmsh and structural solver provided by Calculix. GUIs for ABAQUS and ANSYS can be downloaded from the supporting documents.

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Published on 02 May 2016
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SwiftComp™ provides an efficient and accurate computational tool for modeling composite materials and structures. It can be used either independently as a tool for virtual testing of composites or as a plugin to power conventional FEA codes with high-fidelity multiscale modeling for composites. Based on the Mechanics of Structure Genome, SwiftComp enables engineers to model composites as black aluminum, capturing details as needed and affordable. This saves orders of magnitude in computing time and resources without sacrificing accuracy, while enabling engineers to tackle complex problems impossible with other tools. 

This cloud version uses a modifed Gmsh interface. If it is not convenient for you, you are welcome to download the source codes and executables from the supporting documents. Interfaces with various software codes are also available for download: ANSYS-SwiftComp GUIABAQUS-SwiftComp GUI. The corresponding sser manuals can also be found int he supporting documents. 

Many tutorials with detailed step-by-step instruction are available: Composite Laminated Beam (Youtube Video), Composite Box Beam, Double Cell Box Girder Bridge


  • Virtual testing of composites
    • Mechanical properties: elastic constants, static strength
    • Conductivities, dielectric, magnetic, and diffusive properties
    • Coefficients of thermal expansion and specific heat
    • Electromagnetic properties
  • Multiscale modeling of composites  
    • 3D composite structures: binary composites, fiber reinforced composites, particle reinforced composites, textile composites, short fiber composites, porous materials, foams, and other heterogeneous materials
    • Composite plates/shells: laminates, stiffened panels, corrugated structures, perforated structures, sandwich structures, unitized structures, and more
    • Composite beams: helicopter rotor blades, wind turbine blades, high-aspect wings, golf clubs, fishing rod, and other slender composites structures


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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Wenbin Yu (2020), "SwiftComp," https://cdmhub.org/resources/scstandard.

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