Multilevel Material Modeling for the Simulation Chain of Composites

Stiffness and strength of fibre reinforced plastics are strongly dependent on the fibre volume content, the fibre architecture and the properties of the matrix. These values are normally derived based on geometrical data obtained via grinding patterns and image analysis, which is very complex and time/cost intensive. Here a more effective, virtual approach is developed, which derives the fibre architecture by numerical simulation of the manufacturing process and hence establishing a multi-level simulation chain.

Partners: ESI GmbH, Queen Mary University of London
Contact: A. Berger