Category - Digimat


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.  


Impact on a Beam

Rhodia Engineering Plastics is one of the largest suppliers for polyamide engineering plastics. They faced challenges in supporting their customers in the design of polyamide parts, taking into account the influence of fiber orientation for reinforced polyamide material, and providing the best material data possible to support simulation technologies.   SOLUTION • Calibration of a ...

Additive Manufacturing Modeling, Simulation, and Lifecycle Management

The expansion of additive manufacturing has created a need for simulation and data management tools that will help engineers optimize the 3D printing process in order to reduce production costs, increase robustness/reliability and improve performance by optimizing design. This blog post will explore how MSC’s simulation tools are currently being used by customers to advance 3D printing.

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