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.

orthotropic elasticity viscoelasticity orthotropic elasticity orthotropic yield locus non-associated flow orthotropic yield locus orthotropic yield locus yield-locus correction asymmetric hardening yield-locus correction Bauschinger effect ductile normal fracture ductile shear fracture tensile instability orthotropy of fracture post-critical failure evolution of porosity brittle fracture interpolation between states stochastic scatter local initialization Composite modelling Composite modelling plastic compressibility plastic compressibility temperature dependence plastic compressibility plastic compressibility plastic compressibility plastic compressibility
Cold-rolled steels
High-/low-pressure die cast
Al or Mg extrusion profiles
Unreinforced polymers
Short-fibre reinf. polymers
Endless-fibre UD
endless-fibre fabrics
Glass & ceramics
3D-printed materials (AM)


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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 macro level.