Version 4.2.1 - January 2012
This interface provides the tools to improve prediction of composite structural behavior.
This interface allows 3DTimon users to import in Digimat-CAE per element fiber orientation data prior performing DIGIMAT based nonlinear multi-scale Finite Element Analysis.
In addition to fiber orientation, initial stresses and/or temperature can also be imported in the DIGIMAT based multi-scale FEA using Digimat-MAP.
Digimat-CAE/3DTimon interface enables one to:
- Read in the 2nd order orientation tensors predicted by 3DTimon analyses for each element
- Use this information to compute the thermo-mechanical properties of the composite
DIGIMAT is a powerful tool that is giving us a new insight into our composite polymers. Its ability to model thermal expansion as a function of temperature, for instance, has been instrumental in understanding some subtle mechanism of warpage of injection molded parts. Vito Leo, Principal Scientist, Solvay Advanced Polymers