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Fibersim 13 streamlines the decision-making process between designers and analysts

News International-French

5 Nov 2012

JEC Americas 2012 - In today’s competitive environment, there is less time than ever to get new and innovative products to market. Due to the complexity of designing composite products, organizations run the risk of failing to achieve first-to-market advantage. One of the most significant bottlenecks is the lack of communication between the analyst and the designer.

The exchange of information between these disciplines is critical to the successful development of a composite product, but currently this exchange is manual and prone to error. The analyst deals with meshes, elements, loads and boundary conditions. The designer’s language consists of surfaces, curves, plies, core solids, and splices and darts. With different languages and representations, it becomes difficult for the designer and analyst to quickly reach consensus.


The Fibersim™ 13 portfolio of software for composites engineering from Siemens PLM Software introduces a new workflow that enables analysts and designers to communicate better and make more informed decisions. A designer can now visualize, understand and compare his composite definition to the one created by the analyst.


In addition, because Fibersim 13 is an open and flexible solution, it can be used by industries such as aerospace, automotive and wind energy in conjunction with preferred CAD and CAE platforms. By being able to visualize and compare the product definition of the analyst, the designer has the tools to make only those changes intended by the analyst. In addition, analysts often define packs of plies by elements or clusters of elements, representing only minimum material conditions, thus creating rough approximations of the boundaries. Fibersim 13 provides the designer with the tools to refine the boundary definition as determined by the analyst.


The new workflow allows easy visualization, comparison and refinement of the designer’s definition based on the analyst’s model, providing more time to achieve optimized solutions.


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