Tag - Marc

24
Sep

Realizing the Full Value of Aerospace Composite Design

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 larger tests costing up to $1M-$3M, a significant barrier has been presented in terms of cost and time to validate their ...
26
Aug

Advanced Contact Modeling in FEA | Marc [Video]

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 loads, altering the boundary conditions on the various components of an assembly. Additionally, components made of highly flexible materials like elastomers ...
23
Jul

Getting Students Ahead of the Curve

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 with simulation technologies and have proficiency in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) solutions, which would also give them an edge in the ...
17
Apr

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

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 Failure. PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF FAILURE ANALYSIS COMPARED WITH TEST RESULTS This work is an overview of some collaborative work performed with ...
17
Apr

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

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 Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure. This analysis approach allows the structure to ...
15
Apr

Lightweight, High Performance Composites – How to Account for the Uncertainty in Composite Material Properties

Question: How can I account for the uncertainty in composite material properties? Answer: You can perform a Stochastic Analysis. I've quoted a description from Andrew Main's Use of Finite Element Analysis to Create Robust Composite Designs – Going Beyond First Ply Failure. Stochastic analysis is not a method that was developed for composites but the large ...
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