Nonlinear FEA helps engineer composite, hyperelastic, and biological materials.
Testing material components to determine which will produce the optimum results for a given design has long been a standard engineering process. More recently, the development of advanced composite materials has given engineers greater flexibility in tailoring materials for specific purposes. However, accurately determining how these complex materials will respond under mechanical, thermal, and other stimuli is more difficult than analyzing traditional materials. CAE models provide the toolset needed to properly design and use these new materials, thus saving time and money, while presenting new opportunities for innovative engineering.
Increasingly powerful computers and software also make simulation more practical and accessible for highly deformable and breakable materials that may have an array of dependent properties. Fabrics, hyperelastics, biomaterials, and more can all be readily integrated into the FEA process, making for robust results even when materials experience extreme and variable responses to stimuli.
Caelynx simulates materials at their most complex so they can be engineered with precision.
CAE provides critical engineering guidance in: