The initial situation for SimuChain is the fibre structure predicted by the process simulation on the so-called source mesh. This information is exported into a neutral exchange format (vtk: visualization toolkit). Currently, our process simulation approaches SimuDrape and SimuFill, as well as Moldflow are supported. We are happy to implement an interface to any other software package on request.
Next, the target mesh is also exported to a vtk file and the information from the source mesh is mapped from the source mesh to the target mesh using the MpCCI Mapper. All these steps are done with our ABAQUS/CAE add-on (GUI).
Finally, the mapped data is imported into ABAQUS/CAE and material maps are generated. This includes homogenisation and clustering of effective and local material properties. The result is a complete material map in ABAQUS/CAE, which can be used for an analysis considering manufacturing effects.