MSC Software Corporation and e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Software Company, and developer of Digimat, the leading nonlinear multi-scale material and structure modeling platform, announced the new release of Digimat 6.0.1.
This latest release of the material modeling platform brings a series of exciting new features and improvements targeting various composite materials, from Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics (SFRP) to Discontinuous Fiber Composites (DFC) and Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composites (CFRP). The new capabilities will benefit both material (Digimat-FE for DFC, post-pro improvement, Digimat-VA, curing, …) and structural engineers (hybrid improvements, progressive failure speed up for crash, …)
Digimat Virtual Allowables
The key highlight of Digimat 6.0.1 certainly consists of the arrival of Digimat-VA, a unique software solution dedicated to accurate and efficient virtual characterization of CFRP while dramatically cutting cost and time associated with material characterization and qualification. Generating a B-basis value without extensive experimental work is now just a few clicks away. True coupon strength distribution is finally accessible.
Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastics
Furthermore, Digimat 6.0.1 also offers to engineers working on CFRP new curing models (curing state and shrinkage) as well as new progressive failure models for UD and significant speed–up during coupled analysis of UD and woven materials.
Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics
The reinforced plastic (SFRP) world also benefits from the latest Digimat improvements and features. Maintaining its will to make analysis of reinforced parts made easy, e-Xstream now provides new interfaces to FEA codes in Digimat-RP, namely Pam-Crash and MSC Nastran SOL101 and SOL103. Automatic mapping procedures have been made more robust thanks to an improved mesh superposition algorithm. Calibration of tension/compression failure indicators such as Tsai-Wu 3D Transversely Isotropic is now available in Digimat-MX, helping the material engineers to build a Digimat failure model. Finally, the range of applicability of hybrid solution has been extended to thermo-dependent failure indicators, unbalanced woven and thermo-viscoelastic models.e-Xstream engineeringZAE Robert Steichen - 5 rue BommelHautcharage, L-4940 Luxembourgwww.e-Xstream.comFull layup design space can be explored at the fraction of the usual cost. Root cause analysis of early failure can now be understood thanks to the variability modeling integrated in Digimat-VA. New material systems can be explored virtually.Any engineer, whether in the aerospace or the automotive industry, concerned about characterizing a new composite material, exploring the design space or understanding better the widespread of mechanical properties will find in Digimat-VA a productive, efficient and accurate solution to save time and money.
Release Notes Digimat 6.0.1: http://www.e-xstream.com/sites/default/files/digimat_601_releasenotes.pdf
About e-Xstream engineering
Founded in 2003, e-Xstream engineering is a software and engineering services company 100% focused on the multi-scale modeling of composite materials and structures. The company helps customers, material suppliers, and material users across many industries reduce the cost and time needed to engineer innovative materials and products using Digimat, the nonlinear multi-scale material and structure-modeling platform. Since September 2012, e-Xstream engineering is a wholly owned subsidiary of MSC Software. The e-Xstream engineering corporate logo and Digimat logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of e-Xstream engineering SA.
About MSC Software
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC's technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries.
Name: e-Xstream Digimat
Version: (64bit) 6.0.1
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