In the quest to make products lighter yet stronger, manufacturers are increasing their use of composite materials. It is also prohibitively expensive to create prototypes of products made from composites, so simulation must play a key role in the development of new products using laminate composite materials.
Simcenter is at the leading-edge of composites analysis through continuous development of material models and element types. Simcenter speeds the entire process for simulating laminate composite materials through a seamless connection to composites design, accurate solvers and comprehensive post-processing.
Pre/Post Processing for Composites
Simcenter speeds the entire analysis modeling process for laminate composites. You can quickly create finite element properties representing your laminate composites design through integration with Siemens’ composites design software, Fibersim. Using powerful geometry editing and meshing capabilities, you can quickly create a finite element analysis model to be used with Simcenter’s solvers or for external solvers. You can then view results from these solvers directly in the Simcenter 3D environment to determine your next course of action.
Progressive Damage Growth
A major challenge to engineering composites structures is to design both the structure and material to fully support the loads that a structure will experience to achieve optimal performance. Composites analysis using Simcenter can help you achieve a damage tolerant, lightweight design. Gained from a decades-long relationship with industries that heavily use composite materials, Simcenter integrates the ability to accurately model different damage modes.