CAD-integrated FEA - 8/1/2007

ESI Group (Chicago, Ill.) has released PAM-QUIKFORM for CATIA V5, a fiber simulation and analysis program designed for integration with the popular CAD program CATIA V5 Composites Design, developed by Dassault Systèmes (Paris, France). The simulation tool predicts deformation of reinforcements in composite parts

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ESI Group (Chicago, Ill.) has released PAM-QUIKFORM for CATIA V5, a fiber simulation and analysis program designed for integration with the popular CAD program CATIA V5 Composites Design, developed by Dassault Systèmes (Paris, France). The simulation tool predicts deformation of reinforcements in composite parts during manufacturing. Algorithms capture the specific deformation mechanisms that occur in unidirectional draping, such as intraply slide or fiber spread. The software computes the flat pattern of the laminate, producing data that can be exported to nesting/cutting machines. Integration with CATIA V5 means simulations can be done directly on laminate definitions built in CATIA V5 Composites Design.

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