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Composite design & analysis in FEMAP

Composite design & analysis in FEMAP

Composite design & analysis in FEMAP

(OP)
I am new to FEMAP and everything I have currently learnt to date is relating to metallic components. I now need to use this software to model a very simple layup under a 3 point bend loading condition and wondering if anyone can assist as the resources for basic step-by-step guides is very poor.

It is a laminate containing:
1. 0/90 Glass fibre
2. Foam core
3. O/90 Glass fibre

The geometry is just a rectangle 200 x 320 x 12mm thick and I have had a go at modelling this, creating the materials as per data sheets but not getting anywhere.

Any help on this would be very much appreciated.

RE: Composite design & analysis in FEMAP

Hello!,
Take a look to my website in the following address, this is an introducction step-by-step to composite analysis using FEMAP & NX NASTRAN:
http://www.iberisa.com/soporte/femap/composites/na...

Also, here you are a tutorial to download (8 MB):
http://www.iberisa.com/transfer/Exercise24-Laminat...

Best regards,
Blas.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Blas Molero Hidalgo
Ingeniero Industrial
Director

IBERISA
48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog de FEMAP & NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

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