Simulation of Fatigue in Composite Components Using ANSYS nCode DesignLife

From 2012 Automotive Simulation World Congress: Composite materials have many advantages for different classes of automotive components; however, they present challenges in that parts manufactured from composite materials are generally inhomogeneous and anisotropic. This presentation describes how ANSYS nCode DesignLife can model the durability of such composite components, particularly those made from short-fiber reinforced-injection molded thermoplastics.