Forming of two-dimensional pre-products is one of the most determining process steps in the manufacturing of continuously fiber-reinforced plastics (CoFRP). This process step, however, might be accompanied by forming defects. Moreover, forming effects like a change in fiber orientation or volume content are inevitable.
SIMUTENCE is specialized in advanced methods for the Virtual Design of fiber-reinforced composites and hybrids, including the supply of forming simulation methods for CoFRP. These methods enable to predict manufacturing effects as well as the manufacturability of a specific geometry.
SimuDrape is supplied as an add-on, making the established FE software Abaqus ready to be applied to CoFRP forming simulation. Use your existing software architecture for advanced CoFRP forming simulations!