By attending this free physical classroom event you will learn the secrets of progressive failure analysis of composites. The basics of composites simulation in Abaqus will be covered, as well as the advanced concepts of modelling material and interface degradation and failure. This workshop is an ideal way to understand what advanced simulation can offer and to understand how easy it is to perform a real world analysis.Starting with a lecture session covering the essential concepts of advanced composite simulation, the course also gives the attendees the opportunity to try advanced solutions such as debonding, failure, delamination and crack propagation.
For engineers who have some experience of Composites or FEA and would like to look at what is possible with simulation of composites and for engineers where ultimate structural performance is a critical product characteristic in their field. For example in areas of composite engineering such as marine, offshore, renewable energy, automotive, sports equipment and medical sciences.
During the morning session we will cover an introduction to composites material, with some typical application examples and information about the mechanical behavior of composites. We will also explain more advanced concepts like material orientation, element types, failure modes, together with exemplary modelling workflows with Abaqus.
Right after lunch you will start using the Abaqus software yourself to explore the possibilities, guided by own developed interactive Abaqus tutorials which guide you step-by-step.
1. The basics of composites analysis using Abaqus
Introduction to composites material, with some typical application examples and information about the mechanical behavior of composites
2. Modeling composites with Abaqus
More advanced concepts are explained (material orientation, element types, failure modes), together with exemplary modelling workflows with Abaqus
3. Hands-on session
Solutions such as composite layup definition, stacking sequence, ply stack plots, and more advanced solutions such as failure modelling will be demonstrated.