One of the most visible symbols of American ingenuity and exploration over the past 50 years has been the progress and perseverance of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is the epitome of human curiosity. It is a constant example of how we live with unknowns for only as long as technology limits our ability to explore; and sometimes we try and explore those unknowns before technology is ready.
Topics: Composite Design
The transportation industry is increasingly adopting advanced materials, which, as a result of increases in specific strength, offer improved efficiency, lower emissions, and decreased fuel consumption compared to traditional metal components. However, the transition to advanced materials has been slowed as structural analyses have become more complex and demanding.
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.
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.
MultiMechanics is excited to announce that we will integrate our flagship product, MultiMech, with Siemens’ Simcenter™ portfolio. This partnership brings the ability to zoom into the material microstructure and connect material behavior to overall part performance directly within Siemens PLM Software’s Simcenter portfolio.
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.
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.
MultiMechanics will demonstrate the newly-released composite tube and pressure vessel optimization tool at CAMX 2018. The optimizer combines genetic algorithms and the ability to accurately represent microstructural damage within advanced materials to allow for automatic design of high performance composite tube structures, streamlining the engineering design loop.
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.
The analysis of composites and other heterogeneous materials is complex for a number of known and very well-documented reasons.