SIMULIA

COE Administrator

SIMULIA
ARE ANY ADVANCES IN COMPOSITE ANALYSIS PLANNED?

COE Administrator

RE: SIMULIA
(in response to COE Administrator)
In V5 analysis specifically (R20 SP4), we greatly enhanced the composites capabilities by supporting CPD composites properties for nonlinear analysis (Abaqus for CATIA V5 and ANL). This is a valuable enhancement, especially because composite structures often experience large displacements and rotations where nonlinear analysis is very important. There are plans to further improve upon the work we introduced in R20 SP4.

More broadly, SIMULIA continues to build upon its powerful composites capabilities in the Abaqus Unified FEA product line. In recent years we have become a leader in composites analysis through cutting-edge enhancements in crack modeling through commercializing the VCCT (virtual crack closure technique), cohesion modeling, damage modeling, modeling of crushing of composites, and a number of mapping techniques to bring “as-manufactured” shapes and properties into analysis. All of these efforts are ongoing and continue to accelerate, and we continuously look to our customers for requirements to drive future product development.