10:25 Thursday 1st February 2018

Affordable & Predictable Composites – Yes, it is Possible!

Two of the major objections to a wider use of composites across industries are: 1- The cost of Carbon Fiber, 2-The difficulties of engineering composite structures. This talk will describe how virtual engineering, with a special focus on advanced material modelling, can help making composites more affordable and more predictable. The affordability can be achieved by enabling the engineer to work with the right amount of material and optimal mix of composites (from chopped to continuous fibers) and corresponding (automated) manufacturing process. The predictability can be reached thanks to using multi-scale modelling technology to go down to the constituents for a more accurate assessment of the composite behavior until failure.

Roger Assaker, e-Xstream engineering/MSC Software