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Practical tools for composite design

Simulation Composite Design includes a number of engineering tools that offer rapid, detailed information on the behavior of composite materials, laminates, and simple structures without the complexities of finite element analysis (FEA). Analyze the performance of advanced composite materials and easily integrate them into your Digital Prototyping process

Composite Design features

Engineering tools for composite design

Simulation Composite Design includes tools that rapidly provide detailed information you can use to streamline composite engineering and composite manufacturing processes. Customizable libraries, analysis tools, and reporting capabilities enable you to quickly build, explore, and analyze the behavior of composite materials, laminates, and simple structures.

Customizable material library
Use an extensive, customizable database of laminates, fibers, resins, and core materials to build your sandwich panel. Add or create new materials with the New Item feature. Employ micromechanics to determine properties of your ply, or Classical Laminate Theory to calculate the properties of your laminate.

Laminate analysis toolset
The Laminate module includes 9 composite laminate analysis features to help you determine properties and performance. You can calculate and export laminate properties to finite element codes. Use a variety of top failure theories to plot your design spaces and perform failure analysis using First Ply Failure or Progressive Failure.

Simple structure simulation
Conduct structural analysis without FEA to quickly find accurate solutions for deformation, bending, vibration, and compressive stability of laminate plates, sandwich panels, tubes, beams, and pressure vessels. Once you define a laminate, simply specify the structure geometry, select from a menu of loading and boundary conditions, and apply your load to determine the laminate response.

Composite design utilities
From building a composite fabric to optimizing your laminate, the Utilities module provides helpful tools for composite engineering.

Composite engineering reporting
Create accurate, professional reports of your design and analysis results. Export results to PDF, Microsoft Word, or HTML.