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Reduce Time to Market with Materials Simulation
E-Xstream engineering is organising a 2-day seminar & training to learn how to improve the accuracy of your structural composite analysis and simulate new composite materials! This seminar is for structural engineers working on composite parts as well as materials engineers designing and innovating advanced materials. Discover or extend your knowledge of how Digimat, the premier advanced materials and structural modeling tool can enable you to design new and better composite parts. Unlike traditional isotropic structural analysis methods, you will learn how to reduce design risk by accounting for the true material performance early in the design phase. For materials development, you will learn how simulation tools can provide a deeper understanding of material performance than physical testing alone.

You will learn how to...

  • Investigate and predict the behavior of a variety of composite materials, from fiber reinforced plastics to uni-direction or woven carbon fiber and beyond
  • Predict failure and progressive damage of a composite structures with a higher accuracy
  • Study and predict performance for new materials using simulation tools specifically designed for composites
  • Get updates on new & upcoming capabilities around virtual material testing, thermo-mechanical analysis, continuous and woven composites, progressive failure and many more!
  • See real-world cases studies demonstrating the power of Digimat

Industry Challenges
Advanced composite materials are widely used in the automotive, aircraft, and consumer product industries for their superior strength, stiffness and lightweight. Accurate prediction of material properties is key to capturing the true behavior of your composite part and optimizing your part geometry or ply lay-up. For composites this material behavior is driven by the individual constituent material properties, such as the fiber and resin properties, and the material microstructure/fiber orientation which is influenced by the manufacturing process. Often times this composite behavior is highly anisotropic, non-linear, strain rate dependent and temperature dependent which makes efficient and accurate structural analysis difficult with traditional FEA tools.

Digimat, uses micromechanical methods to predict the true behavior of composite materials for stiffness, failure, impact and fatigue by bridging the gap between the manufacturing processes, material design, and structural FEA.

The event will take place on 14-15 May 2015, in Seattle, WA, USA.