Analyzing Composites Using ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL

Designing complex composite structures pose many challenges for today’s design teams. To successfully engineer layered composites, the design team must define the optimal material formula, which depends on the number of layers along with the thickness and relative orientation of each layer. They must assess how the finished product will perform under actual working conditions by realistically predicting the everyday stresses and deformations, ultimate strength and progressive damage over time, and a range of failure criteria, including delamination and cracking.

This webinar explains how to efficiently model complex composite structures and assess their potential failure modes using ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL 14.0.