From Manufacturing to Performance Analysis for Composite Structures – Efficient Data Handling and Exchange

This presentation was made at the 2019 NAFEMS World Congress in Quebec Canada

Resource Abstract

The performance of modern composite structures is substantially determined by the material handling and the involved manufacturing processes. Especially the material forming and the resin injection are known to influence the local mechanical properties and the final part geometry. Numerical analysis of both the manufacturing processes and the subsequent part performance have been found to allow for an efficient analysis of the composite part design, especially in an early design state. The predictability of the latter simulation can be improved by including the results from the different preceding manufacturing steps.

To be able to incorporate results efficiently from different sources, a common and open data exchange format is mandatory. To this end, the partially funded collaborative R&D project VMAP (A new Interface Standard for Integrated Virtual Material Modelling in Manufacturing Industry) aims to develop a vendor-neutral data storage concept.

To support this development, the AUDI AG and the ESI Group examined a continuous fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) demonstration case, which allows to identify the requirements for the VMAP standard based on an industrial application.

Document Details

AuthorMüller. S
Date 18th June 2019
OrganisationEngineering System International GmbH


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