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Simulation & Analysis for Modern Composite Applications

Simulation & Analysis for Modern Composite Applications

1st NAFEMS Benelux Seminar


As part of our continued international expansion, NAFEMS are delighted to launch our first seminar in the Benelux region, “Simulation & Analysis for Modern Composite Applications”.

In 2012 NAFEMS conducted a survey into the common practices and issues related to the analysis of structures made from composite materials. The results made for interesting reading: 

When asked about the most appropriate modelling approach a common response was that analysts are trying to compare their FE results against experimental results – a pragmatic approach which sounds eminently sensible.

When asked about the source of the material properties used in the analyses, the most common response was that analysts make their own measurements from experiments or get data from the material supplier or the literature. Again, that sounds perfectly reasonable.

However, when asked where they needed the most help when simulating composites, a significant proportion of the respondents cited material properties as their main area of concern, followed closely by the difficulties of modelling failure and selecting appropriate failure criteria.

In response to the survey results, NAFEMS is organising this seminar as a companion event to the recent UK seminar on the same topic, which brings together experienced practitioners in composites analysis, offering insight into the best approaches for obtaining and validating composites material properties, selecting and using appropriate failure criteria, and establishing robust analysis approaches for modern composites design.

Topics covered:

  • Derivation and interpretation of material properties from experiment
  • Creation and maintenance of material models and property databases
  • Specific material properties required for different constituents and behaviours (fibre, matrix, interlaminar, crush), in different loading regimes.
  • Analysis approaches
  • Account of imperfection, tolerance, variability.
  • Short Fiber Reinforced Plastic (SFRP)/Injection Molding
  • Discontinous Long Fiber (DLF)/Compression Molding
  • Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP)/Draping

(available for attendees to download with the event password)

Roger Assaker, e-Xstream engineering

Joris Remmers, Eindhoven University  

Andre Monicke, Componeering 
Optimizing Material Properties for Under Water Constructions Sensitive to Buckling
Ronald Van Dijk, Van Dijk FEM Engineering

Eddy Dascotte, Dynamic design solutions 
Henk de Boer, Airborne oil & gas


NH Maastricht Hotel
Forum 110, 6229 GV Maastricht,