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Defining 3D Orthotropic material models

Posted by Andy Woodward on 16-Jul-2020 14:15:00
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Digimat advanced materials modelling environment

Available within the flexible MSC One licensing environment, Digimat provides many tools for enhancing the fidelity of the material models used by engineers for finite element analysis and reduces the need for lengthy and expensive coupon testing.

This short video gives a demonstration of how easily Digimat MF and FE can be used to define 3D orthotropic material models using simple isotropic models for the constituent materials of epoxy/fibre laminates.





digimat_mfDigimat-MF is the Mean-Field homogenization module of Digimat which offers the capability to define the local material behavior as a function of the matrix and inclusion phases; and the composite microstructure morphology (inclusions weight, shape and size).  Digimat-MF is a user-friendly micromechanical material modeling software where the user inputs the material phase behavior, the microstructure description, the loading applied and the resulting multi-phase material, guided by a tree data structure.


digimat_feDigimat-FE is used to generate a realistic representative volume element (RVE) for a large variety of material microstructures (plastics, rubbers, metals, graphite, etc). Digimat-FE allows you to describe the microstructure of your composite as well as the material properties of its constituents in order to generate the FE model of the composite's RVE.





MSCOne brochure2020_222x280Digitmat is ideal for anyone designing in Composites, and MSC One can offer the most cost-effective route to owning MSC Software products. 

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DTE is a Certified Business Partner to MSC Software in the UK and therefore can only advise companies based in the United Kingdom.



Topics: MSC Software, MSC One, Hexagon MSC Software, Digimat