"If you want to do composites, think composites"
Simulate and optimize composite ply layup, solve for laminate stresses and strains, and predict failure with confidence requires special tools and knowhow.
A composite material is defined as a material composed of at least two elements (base materials). These works together to produce material properties that are superior to the properties of the base materials.
We have extensive experience with all aspects of design, analysis and manufacturing of composite materials within polymer matrix. Advanced composites, like carbon fiber, bring together combined properties we’ve come to know – lightweight, strong, durable and heat-resistant especially appreciated by the aircraft, car, ship and wind turbine industry.
Defined as “engineered materials," composites offer product manufacturers several advantages in terms of weight and performance. However, they also come with several challenges during product design when compared to normal materials such as metals. Delamination, micro-cracking leading to eventual failure, and other mechanisms, that are not factors in designing with metals, are very important for composites. Because of long and expensive manufacturing processes, physical prototyping is even less practical. Without the right CAE tools, selection of appropriate material can be both time and resource consuming.
SimEvolution offers MSC Software’s extensive solution capabilities in composites helping to analyze and enhance complex composite designs. The tools offered by MSC are ideal for numerous types of composites, namely, advanced composites, sandwich panels, plastics, nano composites, hard metals and more.