NeoCASS is a general purpose analysis tool developed at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale of the University “Politecnico di Milano” for research. Eventually it gained nearly industrial strength and has been released as source code to the free software community.
However the developers are aware of the fact (and strongly warn potential users) that it comes AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY (see the licensing issues and the disclaimer for further details). Moreover, its use is not trivial and requires at least some basics in Structural Analysis, Finite Element Modelling and Aeroelasticity.
To this extent the NeoCASS developers offer consulting services aimed at both training users and solving specific problems. The consulting services may be accessed by establishing a grant, or a research, consulting or training contract with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale of the University “Politecnico di Milano”.
In the spirit of the Open Source projects, enhancements to NeoCASS resulting from these grants should be made available to the community of the users under the same license of NeoCASS, namely the GNU Free Software License, unless specific needs or security/confidentiality considerations do not allow it. In this latter case, a Free Software Charge might apply.
For further information please feel free to contact the NeoCASS team.