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Composite Design & Analysis

Efficiently adapt to changes while providing accurate simulation of the as-manufactured composite part.

Using Fibersim as the hub for your composite part design allows for the efficient input of requirements from CAE to create a CAD digital twin that can rapidly react to changes in shape and specification, all while providing a window onto the shop floor to ensure the producibility of your design. Design rules provide powerful automation in the creation of ply boundaries from minimal geometry input. Additionally advanced sorting, filtering, and renaming capabilities provide efficient tools for navigating the complexity of modern composite parts.

Composite Design & Analysis

Composite Design & Analysis is made up of powerful features that allow you to build a custom solution. Read more about these features below.

Design Data Verification

Engineering documentation brings visibility to the composite details during verification, including drop-off profiles, ply sequence order, and ply materials. Fibersim helps automate the creation of cross sections, annotations, and core samples that are updatable as changes occur, ensuring the design is accurately reflected. Fibersim core sampling capabilities provide deeper details, such as ply thickness changes, fiber deviation, balance, and symmetry, which are invaluable in ensuring product quality. Understanding laminate weight and cost is critical to making go/no-go decisions during verification. Fibersim instantly provides the laminate weight and cost, including post cure processes, to provide the most accurate information during review.

Design Data Verification

Assembly relationships, such as packaging and clash detection, are an important aspect of design verification as well. Fibersim automatically creates surface and solid representations that allow you to detect clash between assembly components and ensure that packaging requirements are met.

Detailed Design Definition

Detailed Design Definition

Whether you are designing a solid airfoil with Fibersim’s Volume Fill capability, using Zone-based design to produce nested plies in a large structural component, or leveraging Fibersim’s unique Multi-Ply approach to automate a ply-based design, Fibersim has the optimal design methodology for your part type. Once authored, this complete composite definition can be leveraged throughout the enterprise, from flat patterns and laser projected ply boundaries on the shop floor to 3D documentation for design reviews to accurate weights directly in Teamcenter.

Preliminary Design

Fibersim’s bi-directional Analysis Interface provides an automated exchange of stress requirements into a CAD digital twin.  Even before detailing the part with design rules, preliminary weights and space claim solids can be derived from the zone definition.  Once the final ply boundaries have been defined, the true fiber orientations can be sent back to stress to be re-analyzed with the as-manufactured definition.

Preliminary Design
Product Producibility Simulation

Product Producibility Simulation

Fibersim’s producibility simulation is a production-proven capability to accurate flat patterns and true fiber orientations.  With the complex curvature and advanced materials of modern composites, specified orientations cannot be assumed, and having a reliable simulation of the part producibility is critical to repeatable and high-performing parts. Fibersim can also provide a preliminary look at path planning challenges for automated deposition.

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