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Understanding product performance using FEA

News International-French

4 Mar 2014

JEC Europe 2014 - Simulation is ideal for this when considering stresses and deformations as well as a range of failure criteria.

Composite materials are created by combining two or more layered materials, each with different properties. These materials have become a standard for products that are both light and strong. Composites provide flexibility, thus facilitating the manufacture of products with complex shapes such as boat hulls and surfboards.

Engineering layered composites involves complex definitions that include numerous layers, materials, thicknesses and orientations. The engineering challenge is to predict how well the finished product will perform under real-world working conditions. Simulation is ideal for this when considering stresses and deformations as well as a range of failure criteria. ANSYS Composite PrepPost software provides all the necessary functionalities for the finite element analysis (FEA) of layered composites structures:

  • Adding composite definitions to assemblies
  • Modelling composite stackings and orientations
  • Understanding product performance
  • Towards manufacturing
  • 3-D models for thick composites

The new system is one of 14 "Innovations made in Bavaria" presented with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network at the Bayern Innovativ stand in Pavilion 7.3.

More information: www.cadfem.de
Booth: M31