“Our company uses Ansys finite element modeling to optimize structural support for technical garments. For example, our analysis resolves the placement and material properties of a support structure designed to replace the underwire for a brassiere. Dynamic movement and tissue variation make the FEA model an ideal way to accelerate decision-making and scientifically driven design specifications.”
— Benjamin Stewart Engineer / Veil IntimatesTM
The garment industry is negatively affected by a lack of design innovation due to a lack of scientific basis for most functional garments like cycling shorts and brassieres. In the last 50 years, there has been no noticeable change in the design and fabrication of these two complex and dynamically protective garments.
The problem we set out to solve was how to optimize the comfort of the support structure in a brassiere. Finite element analysis allows us to target this unaddressed need by:
With Ansys Mechanical, we can: