Ansys Composite Cure Simulation

Ansys Composite Cure Simulation

Evaluation of autoclave curing effects on composite laminates using the simulation

Ansys Composite Cure Simulation

Ansys is a software suite of Ansys Inc.

Deformations induced by the curing process (Process Induced Distortions - PID) are one of the main problems for composite materials production with polymer matrix (Fiber Reinforced Plastics - FRP). These effects are mainly caused by residual stresses that arise during the matrix polymerization. Process optimization can be pursued through a traditional trial & error approach, generally convenient and effective only for simple geometries. More complex composite parts require more sophisticated models which must be based on an in-depth understanding of residual stresses (e.g. different composite thermal expansion in-plane and through-the-thickness, shrinkage by polymerization, layup asymmetry, mold-composite interactions, etc.).

Ansys Composite Cure Simulation (ACCS) is a dedicated simulation technology to study the effects of the cure process for polymeric matrix composites. ACCS is implemented within the Workbench platform through ACT and it extends the thermal and structural solver capabilities. The integration in Workbench and Mechanical allows to exploit Ansys Composite PrepPost (ACP) for the composite lay-up definition. Through ACCS it's possible to optimize a pre-existing project reducing scraps and rework, it makes new products design cycle more efficient and optimizes mold geometry to reduce the onset of residual stress.

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Excavators

The influence of flexibility was considered with the use of both the Reduced Flex and the Full Flex options in RecurDyn

A multibody model of an excavator was developed to calculate the loads acting on the structure and to perform static structural verifications of the different components.

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The Structural Design of Roller Coasters

An integrated CAD-CAE procedure

Engineers will normally need to evaluate a number of different designs, only one of which will result in the final construction configuration. This is why numerical simulation plays an indispensible role in roller coaster design.

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Using CFD Analysis to predict the effect of Wind on a Tower Crane

CFD proves to offer a reliable working methodology for designers

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Using advanced mesh morphing to seamlessly perform bio-inspired structural shape optimization

This paper demonstrates how the biological growth method, studied by Mattheck in the 1990s, can be easily implemented for structural shape optimization finite element method (FEM) analyses using advanced radial basis functions (RBF) mesh morphing.

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