This technical seminar is intended for new engineers interested in modeling composites and experienced engineers who would like to get acquainted with the Femap interface. This seminar is intended to accompany a white paper and will provide you a starting background on composites.

The following topics are covered:

  • A little background on the mechanics of composites and how micromechanics can be leveraged to obtain composite material properties
  • 2D composite laminate modeling
    • Defining a material model, layup, property card and material angles
    • Symmetric vs. unymmetric laminate and why this is important
    • Results post processing
FULL OUTLINE:
  • 3D composite laminate modeling
    • Defining a material model, layup, property card and ply/stack orientation
    • When is a 3D model preferred over a 2D model
  • Modeling a sandwich composite
    • Methods of modeling a sandwich composite
    • 3D vs. 2D sandwich composite models and their pros and cons
  • Failure modeling of a 2D composite laminate
    • Defining a laminate failure model
    • Post processing laminate and lamina failure indices

 

 

Composite Modeling White Paper - Examples Review

Composite Modeling White Paper 2020

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