SMX113 - Composite Material Analysis using SimXpert

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SimXpert and MSC Nastran can be efficiently and effectively used to model laminate composites. The user can specify the material property, orientation, and thickness for each lamina in a composite layup. The program then calculates the properties of the equivalent plate. This automatic representation of laminated composites is available in most MSC Nastran solution sequences—including stresses, strains, and failure indices. In this class, SimXpert is used for pre- and post-processing.

MSC Nastran also supports 1D, 2D and 3D composite. In addition, MSC Nastran supports advanced composite failure methods such as Progressive Failure Analysis (PFA), Virtual Crack Closure Technique (VCCT), and Cohesive Zone Modeling (CZM).

Length: 
3 days
Pre-requisites : 
SMX120 (Linear Statics, Normal Modes, and Buckling Analysis using SimXpert), NAS101A (Linear Static and Normal Modes Analysis using MSC Nastran), NAS120 (Linear Static Analysis using MSC Nastran and Patran), or equivalent experience
Topics: 
  • Introduction to Composites in SimXpert and MSC Nastran
  • Overview of Classical Lamination Theory
  • Composite Beam
  • Solid Composite, Solid Shell
  • Composite Post-processing and Failure Theories
  • Advanced Failure Theory and Prediction
  • Interlaminar Shear
  • Nonlinear Composite Analysis
  • Buckling Analysis
  • Practical Usage Guidelines