COMPOSITE ANALYSIS


SimDes Partner can provide detailed FE analysis of structural and thermal components made of composite materials. Our engineers have a deep theoretical understanding of the behaviour of composites, which allows them to accurately model and interpret FE analysis results. We can model the most complex composite structures and, at the same time, fully understand the potential failure of product models.

A virtual environment allows us to subject designs to many loading scenarios, compute progressive damage, delamination and cracking. By using FE analysis the structure can be optimised to fulfil all structural requirements with minimum use of material. Today, virtual testing is indispensable if you want to decrease number of physical tests and prototypes. SimDes Partner engineers have experience verifying structures made of Fibre Reinforced Plastics (including carbon fibres, glass fibres and Kevlar fibres), thermoplastic composites and layered composites.

SimDes Partner composites analysis expertise includes:

Structural stress analysis using linear and nonlinear models with multiple contact conditions

Modal analysis of single components or complex assemblies with or without prestress effect

Frequency response

Coupled thermo-mechanical analysis

Laminate analysis (analysis of strain and stresses in each lamina in the laminate, application of ply failure theory)

Analysis of strain and stresses in each lamina in the laminate, application of ply failure theory

Lay-up analysis and development

Explicit dynamic analysis (impact, crash)

Damage prediction