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MultiMechanics and Opterus R&D Partner to Create Advanced Material Models in Response to NASA Solicitation

Posted by MultiMechanics on Oct 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

MultiMechanics and  Opterus R&D, a Colorado-based satellite component manufacturer specializing in the design and testing of deployable space structures, have announced a collaboration in response to a NASA Solicitation seeking further exploration of the use of thin-ply High Strain Composites (HSCs) for space applications. These advanced composites have the potential to reduce weight and increase performance of space systems, but they exhibit behavior that is difficult to predict using currently available Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools.

Thin-ply HSCs are being used by Opterus in several commercial, NASA and DoD missions that achieve unprecedented packaging and deployed stiffness performance. Compared to traditional composites, HSCs exhibit improved damage tolerance, resistance to microcracking, improved aging and fatigue resistance, reduced minimum-gage thickness, and increased scalability.

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Topics: advanced materials, Composite Failure, Composite Design, Composites Analysis, Engineering Tools, Composites Engineering, Virtual Testing

What do the Model T and F-150 have in common? Advanced Materials!

Posted by MultiMechanics on Oct 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Henry Ford's Model T just celebrated its 110th birthday. Introduced on October 1, 1908, the Model T was the first and most popular mass-produced automobile in the world. By 1921, Ford Model Ts accounted for over half of the world’s automobile production.

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Topics: automotive, advanced materials

MultiMechanics Selected as Finalist for Mondial.Tech Startup Award, CAMX Award, and Award for Composites Excellence

Posted by MultiMechanics on Sep 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

MultiMechanics has been selected as a finalist for three industry awards: the Mondial.Tech Startup Award, the CAMX Award, and the Award of Composites Excellence (ACE). These awards recognize technologies that are shaping the future of composites and transportation. 

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Topics: advanced materials, automotive, Finite Element Analysis

Advanced Composites Spotlight: Long Fiber Thermoplastics

Posted by MultiMechanics on Sep 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Much attention has been given to the advent of long fiber thermoplastics due to their desirable recycling, manufacturing, and mechanical properties. However, the question remains as to whether current analysis tools and techniques can safely capture this material's behavior. 

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Topics: Material Manufacturing, advanced materials, Composites Analysis, Composite Analysis

How Solvay Uses MultiMech for ANSYS to Optimize Material Performance: Live Webinar

Posted by MultiMechanics on Aug 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

MultiMechanics is partnering with Solvay and ANSYS to produce the webinar "How Solvay Uses MultiMech for ANSYS to Optimize Material Performance." The webinar will take place on Thursday, August 30th at 8:00AM CST.

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Topics: Case Study, Material Manufacturing, advanced materials, Composites Analysis, Engineering Tools, Composites Engineering, Virtual Testing

Multiscale Analysis: A General Overview and Its Applications in Material Design

Posted by MultiMechanics on Aug 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Multiscale modeling is a broadly used term to describe any situation where a physical problem is solved by capturing a system's behavior and important features at multiple scales, particularly multiple spatial and/or temporal scales. Applications for multiscale analysis include fluid flow analysis, weather prediction, operations research, and structural analysis, to name a few. 

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Topics: advanced materials, Composites Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Multiscale

MultiMechanics Releases MultiMech 18.1

Posted by MultiMechanics on Jul 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

MultiMechanics is excited to announce the release of MultiMech 18.1. The new features added will deliver improved ease of use, faster speed, and more simulation capabilities, including: 

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Topics: advanced materials, Composites Analysis, Engineering Tools, Virtual Testing, Composite Analysis

The Anatomy of a Composite Microstructure

Posted by MultiMechanics on Jun 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Microstructural modeling is often viewed as an extraneous activity when analyzing the behavior of composites. Many engineers use the "system" properties as the inputs for their part design without considering what contributes to that overall system response. 

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Topics: microstructure, advanced materials, Composite Design, Composites Analysis, Composites Engineering, Virtual Testing, Finite Element Analysis, Multiscale

3 Reasons Why You Should Perform Multiscale Finite Element Analysis

Posted by MultiMechanics on Jun 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many companies that develop new composite materials are surprised when their product does not perform as expected during the physical testing and certification process. In addition to the many years wasted on developing the material, companies often spend more than $50M on developing and testing a single new material concept. 

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Topics: microstructure, advanced materials, Composite Design, Composites Analysis, Composite Failure, Engineering Tools, Composites Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Multiscale

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