e-Xstream Engineering, an MSC Software company, and software developer of the Digimat nonlinear multi-scale material and structure modeling platform, has announced the new release of Digimat 5.0.1. According to the company, the new release improves the user friendliness of analyzing fiber reinforced plastics and the accuracy of analyzing unidirectional (UD) and woven composites.
Digimat-RP ("Reinforced Plastics") now provides engineers with a guided workflow tool that aids in the setup and streamlines the process of accurate analysis of plastic parts. According to the company, it bridges the gap between injection molding and nonlinear FEA of plastic parts.
The new release supports the setup of 3D analyses with Marc, MSC Nastran, Abaqus, Ansys, and LS-Dyna based on Moldflow, Moldex3D, Sigmasoft or Timon 3D processing results. All Digimat solution technologies are supported. Jobs can either be run and monitored on a local computer or packaged for the remote solution on a cluster.
Digimat now offers a Matzenmiller-Lubliner-Taylor (MLT) based model for the progressive failure of UD composite materials. Failure progression includes individual damage control functions as well as stabilization of failure progression for coupled analyses. In initial studies, 97% accuracy on open hole tension test could be reached.
Anisotropic thermal conductivity can be used in coupled analyses with Digimat-CAE/Abaqus. Thermo-mechanical analyses are available via Digimat-CAE/Marc. Robustness has been improved by offering RE of TEP material models in MX and the support of TE and TEP within the hybrid solution method.
For more information, visit e-Xstream Engineering.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.