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Realizing the Full Value of Aerospace Composite Design

Realizing the Full Value of Aerospace Composite Design

Caressa Matsuoka September 24, 2013 0

The complexity of composites vs. traditional metallic materials has forced aerospace manufacturers to complete 7-20x more tests than before across all levels of the validation pyramid. With smaller tests costing around $1k-$5K, and the

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Advanced Contact Modeling in FEA | Marc [Video]

Advanced Contact Modeling in FEA | Marc [Video]

Christian Aparicio August 26, 2013 0

Question: Where can I learn about advanced contact modeling for FEA? Answer: You can watch our webinar below. Details of this webinar Contact analysis is often nonlinear as the contact zone could change with applied

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Getting Students Ahead of the Curve

Getting Students Ahead of the Curve

Patrick Garrett July 23, 2013 0

Engineering Simulation has become a critical, if not fundamental, part of the design and development process at all forward looking companies, big and small. Students entering the job market are expected to be familiar

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Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Example of Composite Failure Analysis by Using FEA

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Example of Composite Failure Analysis by Using FEA

Christian Aparicio April 16, 2013 0

Topic: To conclude the last few posts on using FEA to analyze composites, I leave off with this example from Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply

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Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Progressive Ply Failure Analysis (PFA)

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – Progressive Ply Failure Analysis (PFA)

Christian Aparicio April 16, 2013 0

Question: What is progressive ply failure analysis (PFA)? Answer: PFA is a type of analysis used to model the failure of a composite laminate on a layer by layer basis. From Andrew Main's Use of

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