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How good is Cosmos/Simulation at analyzing Composite Honeycomb panels

How good is Cosmos/Simulation at analyzing Composite Honeycomb panels

How good is Cosmos/Simulation at analyzing Composite Honeycomb panels

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Hi, I am working for a company that builds Aircraft interiors fabricated solely from Fiber/Aluminum Honeycomb panels. They are refusing to purchase FEMAP or Patran but instead want the Stress Engineers to use Simulation/Cosmos as it is free with their SolidWorks packaging. I have been reading through the Cosmos/Simulation help books, and no where does it give examples or talk about modeling stack ups that consist of 2D/3D orthotropic materials combined in the same element with Isotropic materials or a different orthotropic material (if it does, I am missing it). All examples and guidelines show for single solid materials.
Please can someone tell me what I am missing, or if Cosmos/Simulation is not equipped for this?

RE: How good is Cosmos/Simulation at analyzing Composite Honeycomb panels

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thanks Tmoose, I still have not even been given access to the software yet, but when i do, is there a training that you think is best. So far from all the youtube videos i have seen, it is a VERY different user interface than i am used to.
Also, do you know if, once the analysis is run, does Solidworks simulation create data dumps (called DOF files created by femap)?

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