Ceramics Analysis and Reliability Evaluation of Structures (CARES) is a general-purpose integrated design software tool that provides an innovative, cost-effective approach to systematically optimize the design of brittle material components using probabilistic analysis techniques.
CARES incorporates fundamental mechanics theory and associated computational strategies for isotropic brittle materials component design. CARES is used in conjunction with commercially available Finite Element Analysis programs such as ANSYS and therefore, can be applied in general-purpose designs involving the use of brittle materials. CARES is used by academic, government, and industrial organizations to predict the durability and lifetime of brittle materials (including monolithic structural ceramics, glass, graphite, and intermetallics) for automotive, aerospace, medical, and power generation applications. Development of CARES continues to evolve and further enhance computational design methodologies for brittle structures.