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All for Composite Simulation as Manufactured: Autodesk Nastran, Helius PFA, and Moldflow Ecosystem

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    This talk will present how the integration of Autodesk Nastran software, Helius PFA software with Advanced Material Exchange (AME) capabilities, and Moldflow software work together in the real world of complex composite simulations. Composite materials are an advanced family of materials that have been in development for decades and continue to gain usage in the aerospace, marine, automotive, and sporting goods industries. While composites enjoy benefits such as high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios, they are considerably more complicated than most metals and plastics. Helius PFA with its AME capabilities is part of the Autodesk Solution for digital prototyping, and it provides fast, accurate, and flexible tools for enhanced finite element analysis (FEA) of composite structures-manufactured from unidirectional or woven composites to injection-molded, short-fiber filled composites-including progressive failure analysis to help reduce testing and shorten design cycles by identifying potentially unforeseen design and material deficiencies.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to use Helius PFA and Autodesk Nastran to perform structural analysis of continuous fiber composite
    • Learn how to use Autodesk Nastran and AME to run the short-fiber plastic composite model as manufactured material properties from Moldflow
    • Learn how to interpret progressive failure results of continuous-fiber and short-fiber composite materials
    • Learn how to use Autodesk Nastran In-Cad and AME to prepare Autodesk Nastran for progressive failure analysis of short-fiber composite materials