ANSYS Composite PrepPost

ANSYS Composite PrepPost

Composites materials combine two or more layered materials, each with different properties. Composites have become a standard material for products that must be both light and strong. The material can provide flexibility, so the process for manufacturing products with complex shapes (such as boat hulls and surfboards) is easier if they are made of composites materials.

Engineering layered composites involves complex definitions that include numerous layers, materials, thicknesses and orientations. The engineering challenge is to predict how well the finished product will perform under real-world working conditions. Simulation is ideal for this when considering stresses and deformations as well as a range of failure criteria. ANSYS Composite PrepPost software provides all necessary functionalities for finite element analysis of layered composite structures.

You can choose to work with either shell theory (thin-composites) or move to modeling solid composites in the case of thicker parts.

See how our customers are using our software:

KTM Technologies

KTM Technologies

The first monocoque designs of the KTM X-Bow were engineered without the use of ANSYS Composite PrepPost. When the engineering team did employ ANSYS software for composites, they were able to reduce the monocoque’s weight — a very important aspect of sports car design — by 20 percent. View Case Study
The Ply-cycle

The Ply-cycle

ANSYS Composite PrepPost assisted in the efficient, cost-effective design of a carbon-fiber–based bicycle frame. View Case Study