Compliant mechanisms utilize the deformation of the elastic members to achieve the desired motion. Currently, design and analysis of compliant mechanisms rely on several commercial dynamics and finite element simulation tools. However, these tools do not implement the most recently developed theories in compliant mechanism research. 

DAS 2D is a conceptual design tool which integrates the recently developed pseudo-rigid-body models, Beam-Constraint-Model, Linear Beam Model and kinetostatic analysis/synthesis theories for compliant mechanisms. Object oriented software features a kinematic solver for general rigid-body mechanisms, a kinetostatic solver for compliant mechanisms. This tool can be beneficial to classroom teaching as well as engineering practices in design of compliant mechanisms.

DAS 3D is a work in progress. DAS 3D will be a conceptual design tool for flexure mechanisms and will provide elastic static analysis and synthesis. 

You can employ the main functions of design and analysis classes to write your own complex analysis and synthesis simulations. You can easily learn how to employ the classes in the examples section.

DAS Software has been employed in institutions spanning more than 20 countries.

 

Advanced GUI

Design and modify desired mechanisms in seconds using the graphical user interface. You can also save your mechanisms for future use.

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Complete Planar Analysis

DAS 2D/3D is capable of planar kinematic and static analysis and synthesis of rigid and compliant mechanisms. For example :

Kinematic Analysis

Post-Processing

Every action is saved in your session and in your save file. You can switch to Post-Processing to visit previous simulations and to plot or export any data.

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Built-In Help

You can access help for any module by just clicking the help button. A text description and a video tutorial for is available in help section.

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Solver

The capabilities of the tool is not limited with the DAS 2D/3D interface. You can use the source codes to access the main classes and to write your own code.

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Download

You can download the Windows installer for DAS 2D/3D or directly run the source code

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