Tag - digimat

24
Apr

Learn from the Experts: The Future of Modeling in Composite Materials and Structures

QUESTION: Is there a way I can learn more about composites directly from the experts? ANSWER: Yes, MSC Software is hosting a Materials Forum at our MSC Software Users Conference on May 8 from 8:00-10:00 am. I have outlined the schedule of the forum, as well as more information on the experts presenting. Materials Forum ...
21
Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – What is a Composite Material?

Question: What is a composite? Answer: One could write endlessly about this topic, but I’ve provided some basic information and a few FAQs to get you started. Composite: “A composite is a structural material that consists of two or more combined constituents that are combined at a macroscopic level and are not soluble in each ...
3
Apr

Over Designing Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Attend our seminar in Southern California on April 23, 3013 Attend training in Indiana on May 30, 2013 Imagine you have designed a part, only to find out later the predicted maximum stresses are in fact lower. It’s too late to make any design modifications, and now your part is produced for a maximum stress ...
21
Mar

Your FEA predictions are 40%-80% off from experiment. Solution: Model your composites as anisotropic, not isotropic.

Attend our seminar in Southern California on April 23, 3013 Attend training in Indiana on May 30, 2013 Question: Consider the plot below of an actual example from Trelleborg. My FEA prediction of my composite part (short fiber reinforced plastic), colored in green, is far from my experimental result, colored in blue. How can I improve ...
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