Simulation Composite Analysis is designed for multiple material systems, each with their own failure modes accounted for in a progressive failure analysis.
The software addresses unidirectional materials and a variety of woven materials, such as plain woven, four-, five-, and eight-harness satin weaves. It also includes a predefined set of both unidirectional and woven materials, with all data taken from published experiments.
Determine the life of your composite structure under fatigue loading with physics-based progressive fatigue life calculation tools.
Improve the simulation accuracy of your injection molded part by importing material data and fiber orientations through the Advanced Material Exchange. Transfer "as manufactured" simulation data from Simulation Moldflow to your structural model. Conduct a more accurate structural simulation of the fiber-filled material early in the design cycle, and predict material nonlinearity due to plastic deformation and simulating matrix cracking.
Simulate the distinctly nonlinear progression of failure events more accurately in composite structures.
Work beyond the limitations of linear elastic and first-ply failure methods. Simulation Composite Analysis is designed to efficiently handle material nonlinearity both pre- and post-failure. A unique material degradation scheme enables consistent and reliable prediction of global structural failure.
Simulate intra-ply (fiber and matrix) and inter-ply (delamination) failure simultaneously.
Use energy-based damage evolution to control the rate of material degradation for your composite structure.
Select the right advanced composite failure criteria to predict distinct failure of the fiber and matrix constituents.
Gain the improved accuracy of a constituent-based composite failure method.
Access a prepopulated material library or enter your own material information.
The material library comes populated with composite lamina material properties fully characterized for simulations. A Composite Material Manager tool provides a convenient interface for creating a new material file. Use standard strength and stiffness properties to easily characterize your own unidirectional or woven lamina for use in your composite simulation.
Add Simulation Composite Analysis to your finite element analysis (FEA) platform for advanced composite materials analysis.