What is CES Selector?
CES Selector is the standard tool for materials selection and graphical analysis of materials properties in industry. At universities, it is used in both advanced teaching and research projects, to quickly identify solutions to complex material issues.
It is built on the same principles as the CES EduPack software but provides more powerful specialist tools, extensive materials property data, and advanced graphical analysis for research centres and advanced teaching. Compare CES Selector and CES EduPack here.
Key benefits of CES Selector
An encyclopaedia of materials properties, from Granta Design and other leading information providers— metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, and natural materials.
Quick access to information, with keyword searching tuned for materials terminology and designations, or materials property queries. e.g. find a specific material grade; or find and export data for use in simulation.
Materials property charting tools enable you to quickly create interactive charts: explore, understand, and communicate about materials and their properties.
Rational materials selection tools that make it straightforward to apply the systematic selection methods developed by Prof Mike Ashby.
Compare materials from the database with each other or with your own materials using features such as comparison tables, or the ‘find similar’ tool.
With CES Selector, you can customize the software based on your teaching/research requirements. Choose from:
- Editions providing tailored data: Base, Additive Manufacturing, Aero, Metal, Polymer, and Medical
- Optional software tools: FE Exporters, Eco Audit Tool, Synthesizer Tool, CES Constructor
- A range of additional databases: see below.