Structural analysis techniques are applied from concept through production design levels.
For conventional and composite materials, Multimatic’s available methods include linear and non-linear analysis of:
- Material stress/strain behaviour
- Large displacements and rotations
- Contact interaction
- Temperature changes
Typical studies include component stiffness, strength, buckling, modal (natural frequency) analysis, vibration and fatigue analysis, plus optimization techniques.
Multimatic’s world-class analysis capabilities for composite structures include:
- Extensive database of reinforced plastics, adhesives and core materials
- Validated modelling approaches for laminates, sandwich panels and bonding
- Ability to define and transition laminate definitions between solver codes
- Direct interface with – and feedback from – manufacturing teams
The company’s optimization techniques, including use of Design of Experiments (DOE) studies, provide:
- Improved product performance with minimized mass through optimized material distribution within available volumes
- Early concept direction for product and system topology
- Improved stamping structural behaviours