Mechanics of Composite Materials, Second Edition
Autar K Kaw, University of South Florida
WHAT ARE THE COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
Question: Are there any problems with installing
it on MS Vista?
Answer: Yes, but the problems have been
resolved. PROMAL HAS KNOWN SETUP ISSUES
WITH MS VISTA OPERATING SYSTEM BUT WE HAVE
FOUND A SOLUTION. READ THE MANUAL
CAREFULLY FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SETUP PROMAL
on MS VISTA COMPUTERS.
Question: When I run/setup PROMAL, I get an
error - Use Graphics Server 2.1 or higher. How
do I solve this problem?
Answer: Copy gsw.exe and graph.vbx from the
PROMAL directory to your Windows/system
directory. You may have older file versions of these
two files. Be sure to make a backup of the older
files of gsw.exe and graph.vbx in a separate
directory as you may need these if you have
programming languages such as Visual Basic VB
3.0 on your machine.
Question: For the five material properties given
by default, the major Poisson’s ratio, the ply
thickness, the CTE, and CME are zero, and cannot
be changed. Why?
Answer: The reason they show up as zero is
because your computer may be set to non-English
number format. Changing the setting to English like
English Canadian or English UK will solve the