Composite Aircraft Component Design
Simulation Solutions for Virtual Testing of CFRP Components for the Aerospace Industry
Virtual testing lets engineers simulate the behaviour of CFRP components early in the design cycle. They can determine the CFRP’s allowables, which are the levels of stress, strain and stiffness allowed for a specific material, configuration, application, and given environment. By determining the allowables of composite materials before physical testing, engineers can reduce costs and create faster development cycles.
Hexagon’s advanced composite materials simulation software integrates micromechanical modelling, progressive failure analysis and non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) in a single solution. With Hexagon’s software, manufacturers can compare the stiffness and strength of laminates for aircraft parts virtually before developing physical allowables that are based on test parameters and ply data.