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MultiMech 2016 at a glance

MultiMech 2016 includes many new features and improvements. New types of microstructures and advanced failure/fracture models/algorithms have been added to enable high-fidelity analysis of various types of composite materials. Also, the workflow and user interface have been redesigned and simplified to enable high user productivity. Find out more in the sections below.

  1. VIRTUAL TESTING

The all new Virtual Test capability empowers you to optimize material performance at a fraction of the cost to do it experimentally. Test multiple combinations of different materials, study the effect of defects and perform progressive failure analysis to obtain ultimate strength. Virtual Tests let you apply any type of loading, including cyclic loading for fatigue tests.

  1. MICROSTRUCTURAL ENGINE

MultiMech™ 2016 expands its offering to woven fabric composites. Our new redesigned Microstructural Engine lets you build any kind of woven fabric composite, including Plain, Satin, Twill, and 3D orthogonal weaves. It also gives you full control over defining orthotropic properties of the tows, or even performing TRUE Multiscale™ analysis considering 3 or more scales: structural part + weave + unidirectional fiber tow.

  1. INJECTION MOLDING SIMULATION

With the Injection Molding Simulation Integration, MultiMech™ 2016 enables you to import all data obtained from other types of simulations. This data is automatically used to define principal fiber orientation, as well as randomness of fibers in the microstructure. This new technology allows you to optimize the process as to avoid potential locations of weaker material properties due to poor fiber distribution.

  1. ADVANCED CRACK MODELING

MultiMech™ 2016 provides you a fast and efficient algorithm for automatic, on-the-fly, insertion of cracks or cohesive zones. The technology does not add much overhead to the computation and can be easily applied to delamination problems. It is worth remebering that the automatic Cohezive Zones/Crack insertion algorithm is available for both 2D and 3D meshes. Fiber break, matrix cracking, fiber-matrix debonding and delamination can all be modeled with unprecedented level of detail.

  1. NEW USER INTERFACE

The new MultiMech™’s User Interface was redesigned to enable even more high-productivity for you. It allows you to run multiscale simulations in just three basic steps: Geometry, Material Properties and Boundary Conditions. Now, even the more complex subjects are easily simulated in this simple and intuitive MultiMech™ 2016.


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Created Aug. 13, 2014, 4:49 a.m.
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