CAE Systems for Structural Analyses of Layered Composites

Proceedings of ‏The 2nd International Conference on Innovative Research in Science and Engineering

Year: 2020


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CAE Systems for Structural Analyses of Layered Composites

Gabriela Kuchtová



Composite materials have several advantages over conventional types of materials, especially in terms of weight and “functionality”. They also have several disadvantages (e.g. delamination, microcracks,), which engineers and designers try to minimize to such a level that they can match the common material. The development and design of composites is accompanied by the tools of CAE systems, which save time and financial costs associated with physical prototyping.The tools of CAE systems are used e.g. to analyse the robustness and performance of components and assemblies, including simulations and optimizations of products and manufacturing tools, thus assisting engineers and designers in making decisions as an information provider. In addition to the constant development of new materials, production technologies and processes, software companies and manufacturers of CAE systems also strive to keep pace with the development of CAE systems themselves. We are looking for tools to improve processes for faster processing and providing quality information, better use of computer resources and technical pre-processing of information, creating more optimized designs, using simulations to determine the properties of new materials such as composites and new proprietary microstructures, more implicit dynamic solutions, etc. The article offers a brief overview of the areas of CAE systems and an overview of relatively well-known CAE software used for structural analysis of layered composite materials.

Keywords: Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), composite materials, software, layered structure/composites.