The starting situation for SimuChain is the fiber structure on the source mesh predicted by process simulation. This information is exported in a neutral exchange format (vtk: visualization toolkit). Currently, our process simulation approaches SimuDrape and SimuFill, as well as Moldflow, are supported. Upon request, we are happy to implement an interface to any other software package.
Next, the target mesh is exported also in a vtk file and the information from the source mesh is mapped onto the target mesh by MapLib. All these steps are conducted using our ABAQUS/CAE (GUI) plugin.
Finally, mapped data is imported into ABAQUS/CAE and material cards are generated. This includes a homogenization and clustering of the effective and local material properties. Based on this, material cards considering the manufacturing effects from process simulation ready to be submitted for FEA are obtained.