New FEA Tools Tackle Composite Challenges (.PDF Download)

Laminated fiber-reinforced composite materials are being used in more and more engineering applications. These materials have excellent strength-to-weight ratios and the manufacturing processes that create them have been greatly improved since these materials were introduced. The popularity of these materials can be seen below in an image of the various composites used to construct airframes in modern aircraft.

Performing structural simulation on composite structures is crucial in des

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