Nonlinear Multi-Scale Material Modeling of Injection Molded Parts
Composites in general, and fiber reinforced plastics in particular, have a relatively high stiffness-to-weight ratio, and are a very attractive candidate for replacing heavier, metallic materials. Modeling reinforced plastics is very challenging due to the fact that the material behavior is nonlinear, anisotropic and strain-rate dependent. Local material behavior varies as a function of the microstructure, defined by the orientation, content and length of the fibers. Learn how DIGIMAT and ANSYS Mechanical may be used accurately and efficiently model this type of composite material.