Software for crush simulation
Dassault Systèmes' CZone for Abaqus, from the DS SIMULIA brand, is designed to
simulate crushing of composite materials.
Dassault Systèmes (Paris, France and Providence, R.I.) has announced the availability of CZone, an add-on product for Abaqus finite element analysis software, from the DS SIMULIA brand, for simulation of crush loads on structures made of composite materials. The add-on enables the user to accelerate the design and evaluation of energy-absorbing composite components and assemblies in automobiles, helicopters, aircraft, trains and other transport vehicles. A product of Engenuity, the software includes direct implementation of crush-based element force generation and failure for defined crush zones, typically located at the forward edges of a product. The add-on also determines the extent of composite material crushing as well as other modes of potential failure, such as delamination, fracture and buckling.