I have a question, and all I have is my cluttered desk, decorated by a thousand random items collected by my day. Each item teases me with paper thin clues as I search for a solution, I sit and I think. I place my hand on my forehead and page through my thoughts, searching my mental rolodex for an answer.
Welcome to the life of an engineer, where we only have room for a couple of things in life; eat, sleep, and engineer. We can all relate to this statement, and we all have had those moments when we crash into a wall of uncertainty, and in those moments MSC.Software wants to provide you with the tools to get that wall out of the way and keep creating!
On February 8th, MSC software will host an online webcast on composite materials failure. These online webcasts are part of our effort to walk beside you as you face the challenges of your industry. MSC‘s Industry Webinar Series currently has over 100 online on demand webinars available, and new webinars to come this year. So if you are standing in front of the wall, join us for our next webinar and let us supply you with tools to break it down!
What wall will we be taking on next? Composite materials failure. Composite materials have been in use since ancient times and evidences can be found in Egyptian boats, bows, bricks and other products of the time. Modern composites that use stronger and better materials are finding lot of applications in several industries like sports, electronics, automotive, consumer products and construction. However, aerospace industry should be credited as the pioneer in development of modern composite materials. Composite material usage has been growing continuously in structural components like wing panels, fuselage, satellite panels, sonar domes, and radomes so much that newer aircrafts have nearly 50% of their weight in composite materials.
As with any engineering structure, it is important to understand how these materials fail. Multiple mechanisms can contribute to damage build up and failure of composite structures. As you can imagine, it is quite time consuming to study all the possibilities. Simulation saves you time by virtually analyzing all the configurations to understand how the structure could fail.
MSC’s solutions provide capabilities to study damage accumulation and various possible failure modes. In this webinar attendees learn about the various types of failure in composite materials including delamination, and crack propagation. Attendees also will learn how to model these failures and how they can understand the material behavior better through simulation. If you are currently dealing or foresee a need to understand composite materials failure, please join us for a live webcast.
Date: Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. EDT or 1:30 p.m. EDT
Duration: 30 Minutes