Materials in simulation
Materials play a significant role in the design of modern
products. Increasing demands have led to the improvment of existing
and to the development of novel materials.
Engineers must be able to assess the validity of their designs
before prototypes are built. Therefore, simulations of
manufacturing processes and in-service loads must represent the actual
material behaviour accurately.
High-/low-pressure die cast
Al or Mg extrusion profiles
Short-fibre reinf. polymers
3D-printed materials (AM)
MATFEM can help you to identify the relevant properties of each
material, to obtain suitable material data
and to model the different aspects of
modern construction materials accurately.
Material behaviour also varies locally, usually as a result of the
manufacturing process. Suitable data preparation
complements the description of a part.
The mechanisms that lead to the observed mechanical behaviour differ
between materials. We model materials phenomenologically at the