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Efficient failure analysis capabilities

See how Helius PFA software provides accurate, efficient composite simulation and failure analysis to help you reduce testing and shorten design cycles. 

 

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Advanced Material Exchange

  • New

    As-manufactured simulation using Moldflow

    Import Moldflow data for improved accuracy. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • New

    Residual strains

    Include manufacturing effects in your simulation. (video: 0:50 min.)

  • New

    Support for Moldflow materials

    Incorporate Moldflow materials into your FEA code. (video: 1:04 min.)

Multiple analysis types

  • Support for multiple materials

    Use unidirectional, plain woven, and satin weaves.

  • Static analysis

    Apply static loading and simulate progressive failure. (video: 1.41 min.)

  • Explicit analysis

    Simulate dynamic failure events. (video: 2:27 min.)

  • Fatigue analysis

    Determine the fatigue life of your structure. (video: 1:32 min.)

Advanced composite analysis

  • New

    Element deletion

    Work within standards to remove simulation elements. (video: 1:58 min.)

  • Progressive failure analysis

    Simulate the progression of composite failure. (video: 1:40 min.)

  • Composite delamination

    Predict intraply and interply failure. (video: 2:05 min.)

  • Reduced mesh sensitivity

    Control material degradation for your structure. (video: 1:15 min.)

  • Multiscale analysis

    Start and spread damage at the fiber/matrix level. (video: 2:21 min.)

Process efficiency

  • Convergence and computational efficiency

    Increase the convergence rate of nonlinear FEA. (video: 2:19 min.)

  • Simplified material input

    Customize prepopulated material library, or use as is. (video: 1:08 min.)

  • Direct FEA integration

    Enhance existing Abaqus, ANSYS, or NASTRAN FEA. (video: 2:10 min.)