New Versions of DCMS and WINGARD PE Software Now Available

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) offers dependable solutions designed to make the world more secure. WINdow Glazing Analysis Response and Design (WINGARD) and Dynamic Component Modeling Software (DCMS) are two such solutions, and the recent release of new versions makes the software even more effective.

Designed for glazing and blast specialists, WINGARD PE provides an accurate analytical model of window response to the effects of an explosion. The program accepts user input of window system properties and explosion characteristics, and then calculates the performance of the window system when subjected to defined blast loads.

The latest version of WINGARD PE, version 6.1, offers several updates that enhances functionality, including improving the user interface, the license management process, the output summary for models with multiple end reactions, and more.

More information on WINGARD PE can be found at

ARA also recently upgraded its DCMS software that assists engineers in the analysis and design of building structures – walls, roofs, frames, window frames, and more – subjected to dynamic loads with a focus on blast analysis.

DCMS includes a range of built-in modeling tools allowing engineers to quickly develop and evaluate a wide range of structural building components.

The latest release, version 5.2, features new and improved abilities including: an added ability to save plots as CSV format in addition to DPLOT, an improved output summary for models with multiple end reactions, a cleaned up group and category interaction with report appendix generator, and improved license management.

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For any questions or more information about either product, call 601-638-5401 or email

About ARA

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) was founded in 1979, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to offer science and engineering research to solve problems of national importance. ARA delivers leading-edge products and innovative solutions for national defense, energy, homeland security, aerospace, healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. With over 1,700 employee-owners at locations in the U.S. and Canada, ARA offers a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, biomedical engineering, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement.