Learn about some of the new features in Simulation Composite Analysis.
Add Simulation Composite Analysis onto your finite element analysis (FEA) platform to get advanced analysis capabilities for composite materials.
Easily integrate the software using a graphical user interface (GUI) within the Abaqus or ANSYS simulation environment. With a quick conversion of legacy models, you can easily begin to improve accuracy and efficiency in composite simulation and analysis with a simple extension to your existing FEA investment.
Use a built-in library of lamina materials, or quickly define your own with an easy-to-use interface.
The Simulation Composite Analysis material library comes populated with composite lamina material properties that are fully characterized for simulations. A Composite Material Manager is also included to provide a convenient graphical user interface (GUI) for creating a new material file. Using only standard material data, you can easily characterize your own lamina for use in your composite simulation.
Simulation Composite Analysis supports efficient analysis of composite failure through unique convergence technology designed specifically for composite materials Gain the accuracy of a constituent-based composite failure method with exceptional efficiency and robustness, so you can get the most out of your analysis software investment.
Gain the accuracy of a constituent-based composite failure method with exceptional efficiency and robustness, so you can get the most out of your analysis software investment.
Use progressive failure analysis capabilities to accurately simulate the distinctly nonlinear progression of failure events in composite structures.
Look 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.
Choose between advanced composite failure criteria to predict the distinct failure of the fiber and matrix constituents.
Use popular constituent-based methods, including Hashin, Puck, Christensen, LaRC02, and Multicontinuum Theory (MCT), for accurate simulation of the complex failure modes of composites.
Simulate intra-ply (fiber and matrix) and inter-ply (delamination) failure simultaneously.
The software’s composite-specific technologies are extended to Abaqus, MSC Nastran 2013, and ANSYS 15 cohesive elements to enable out-of-plane damage simulation. Predict the onset of matrix cracking and the initiation and propagation of delamination.
Determine the life of your composite structure under fatigue loading with the physics-based progressive fatigue life calculation within Simulation Composite Analysis.