Composites design software

MSC Software Co., a subsidiary of e-Xstream engineering, released at JEC Europe 2013 version 4.4.1 of its Digimat suite of software products for composites design and engineering.

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MSC Software Co., a subsidiary of e-Xstream engineering (Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium), released at JEC Europe 2013 version 4.4.1 of its Digimat suite of software products for composites design and engineering. Digimat consists of six modules: Digimat-MF (nonlinear behavior prediction), Digimat-FE (materials FEA), Digimat-MX (model storage and exchange), Digimat-CAE (interface to structural FEA codes), Digimat-MAP (data mapping) and Micross (honeycomb sandwich panel design). New features in this release include the following:

  • Modeling of long fiber thermoplastics and woven composites.
  • Matrix-based fatigue model.
  • Periodic boundary conditions for unidirectional composites.
  • New material data from Evonik and SABIC.
  • Easier import of engineering data.
  • GUI-based reverse engineering.
  • Interface to injection-compression molding.
  • Coupled analyses with thermoelastic materials.
  • Cross mapping from 3-D volume to 2-D shell meshes.