Category - Materials


Managing Material Models, Data, and Processes with Full Traceability

MaterialCenter – a Materials Lifecycle Management System – is designed to link material specialists to engineering simulation. A process and data management system, MaterialCenter automatically captures the data from integrated processes ensuring full traceability across the enterprise and throughout the product lifecycle. MaterialCenter addresses the unique requirements of exponential growth of complex materials in driving …


3D Woven Analysis Using Digimat

Proportions of composite materials for aeronautic applications have dramatically increased over the last decades because of their inherent properties combining high mechanical properties with low mass. However, the major concern of the traditional 2D composites is the reduction of properties due to delamination between plies because of weak through-the-thickness properties. Three dimensional woven give the …


Discover Digimat 2018

Digimat 2018 brings new levels of efficiency for as-manufactured structural analysis of reinforced plastic components through major enhancements of Digimat-RP. A completely redesigned user interface welcomes the connection to more molding manufacturing data such as weld line, fiber volume fraction, fiber length and residual stresses. Accurate design of short or long fiber-reinforced plastic components as …


Multi-scale material modeling for additive manufacturing

While additive manufacturing of reinforced polymers is appealing and increasingly considered for production of actual parts, major obstacles must be overcome by engineers. Dimensional accuracy of the part must obey to strict tolerances that may not be met due to thermally induced part distortion or poor surface roughness. On the material side, an anisotropic material behavior is brought in by the specific 3D printed layered architecture and oriented reinforcements. This process-induced material behavior make the part mechanical response challenging to predict.

Therefore, Digimat, the material modeling platform, can offer you a solution to overcome your challenges.


Impact on a Stiffener for Lower B-Pillar

L&L Products is a provider of individual and innovative engineering solutions to the automotive industry and is known for superior engineering through the use of state-of-the-art simulation methods in the product development chain. However, they faced the challenges in moving towards greener technology by replacing classical metal design with composite structures. The purpose of transitioning was to utilize the outstanding performance of composite materials. However, this presented difficulties, mainly with predicting the injection molding process and achieving a high-quality prediction of the impact on a short fiber reinforced stiffener beam.  


Get Your Hands Dirty! – How to Run An Adams-EDEM Co-Simulation

In my previous blog post I introduced the Adams-EDEM coupling that allows engineers to realistically simulate how bulk materials interact with their systems dynamics. In this post I want to give some insight on the workflow needed to use the coupling.

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