Composite Structures Simulation Consulting

Composite simulations add an extra degree of complexity over other simulations.  The three main components of working with composites are ply orientation, drape simulation, and wrinkle prediction.

Composite Structures Simulation

Exploring innovative engineering materials for use in product design is essential in the pursuit to boost performance and reduce production costs.

Plastics and composites are already widely used in a number of industries, such as medical devices, consumer goods, and the automotive and aerospace industries. In order to help engineers forecast the behavior of their products and guarantee their safety, SimuTech Group has experience applying numerical simulation techniques for the modeling of polymer and composite materials.

Different criteria are used to measure failure, some of which focus on macro-level phenomena like maximal stress or maximum strain. Additionally, there are other, potentially more complex criteria that take into account how pressures on the fibers and the matrix interact, such as the Puck, Tsai-Wu, Tsai-Hill, or Hashin-Rotem criteria.

To fully capture the subtleties of composite behavior, SimuTech Group often evaluates a mixture of these factors utilizing certain computational methodologies.

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Finite Element Analysis of Polymer Nanocomposites

A diversified range of robust, lightweight materials with a wide range of industrial uses can be produced by the structural arrangement of the polymers.  Moreover, such arrangement may cause considerable directional dependency of the material properties.

Glass fiber reinforced polymers are a more affordable alternative and have been utilized in a variety of applications. Including, civil, marine, and aerospace. Carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP), for instance, are frequently used in aerospace, automotive, marine, and energy applications.

Due to anisotropic material definitions, the structured character of fiber-reinforced polymers during a composites assessment necessitates a distinct and unique scope. These are often constructed in laminates where separate plies are stacked.  Frequently, with varying fiber orientation to satisfy diverse functional strength needs, further complicating the materials analysis.


Composite Prep/Post Processing for Custom Variables

The Ansys Composite Prep/Post module facilitates the generation and subsequent post processing of models. Our expertise includes composite manufacturing processes, thin and thick composite capabilities, material experience, localized attachments and thermal.

Recent Composite Structures Consulting Projects (FEA)


Bird Strike Analysis

Investigation into bird impact into belly mounted radome considering composite variations due to environment / manufacturing.

Rotary Aircraft Panel Evaluation

Evaluation of composite helicopter panel for mounting of external surveillance equipment.

Tractor Trailer Rear Fairing Evaluation

Structural and dynamic evaluation of trailer fairing used for vehicle drag reduction.


Water Park Slide Substantiation

Detailed model of complete water slide assembly for evaluation of rider, wind and seismic loading.

Fiber Reinforced Plastic Liners

Analysis of structure under exhaust gas loading.

Hopper Barge Frame Replacement

Feasibility study to replace steel frame with FRP composite panels.