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Composite Analysis

Composite analysis can significantly improve the efficiency of your design by allowing for optimization and can find and fix failure points prior to investing inexpensive prototypes.

Composite materials are used to offer

  • Significant weight savings

  • Increased performance

  • Improved design flexibility






The composite analysis is used in a wide range of industries including

Types of Composites

Our experienced engineers use advanced finite element analysis (FEA) to analyze composite components to generate computer models for a variety of composite structures and materials.

Carbon Fiber

  • Properties: High tensile strength, high stiffness, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, and low thermal expansion

  • Uses: Aerospace, civil engineering, defense, performance cars, sports equipment, and mor

  • Kevlar

  • Properties: Heat-resistant, high tensile strength, low weight

  • Uses: Defense, sports equipment, music equipment, tires, and more

  • Honeycomb Cores

  • Properties: Low weight, high out-of-plane compression and shear strength, high specific strength

  • Uses: Aerospace, automobiles, sports equipment, packaging, and more

  • Fiberglass

  • Properties: Affordable, flexible, strong, formable

  • Uses: Aerospace, boats, automobiles, water enclosures, roofing, piping and more

Why composite analysis is critical to the development

One common attribute with composites is low ductility. This means the ultimate strength is very close to the yield strength which leads to having little to no warning prior to failing. Between having low ductility, high cost, and complex geometries it is critical to have a strong model of the performance of a design. Composite analysis models deliver an in-depth understanding of performance properties such as stress, strain, and thermal properties which allows for design  optimization to reduce material while delivering adequate performance.

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