Material Characterization & Qualification (MCQ)
Designed to help reverse engineer effective fiber and matrix
strength and stiffness properties for tape, weaves and braided material and is
limited to un-notched uniform stress coupons subjected to in-plane loading.
Features integration of modules and capabilities:
Fiber, Matrix, and Lamina Calibration - reverse engineer
effective fiber/matrix properties from unidirectional test data (strength and
stiffness) and fiber and void volume ratios
Non-Linear Material Characterization Optimization (MCO) - reverse
engineers effective stress strain curve for matrix from in-plane shear laminate
test data (e.g., ASTM 3518), or ply from laminate test data.
Ply Level Analysis - Predicts equivalent ply properties using
fiber matrix properties as input
Laminate Analysis - predicts equivalent laminate properties using
fiber/matrix or ply properties as input
Design Failure Envelope - predicts failure design envelop for
chosen failure criteria for laminates
Ply Characterization - shows variation in strength with ply
orientation and fiber or void volume ratio
A- & B- Basis Allowables - predicts A- and B-Basis allowables
for un-notched uniform stressed coupons using limited test data or no test data
and previously calibrated fiber/matrix properties as input
Parametric Carpet Plot -- generates multiple carpet plots that
show variation in strength, stiffness and other material properties with variation
in mixed layups distribution.
Characterize Material and layup for certification.
Does not require any Finite Element solvers, thus extremely fast.
Prediction of lamina and/or laminate properties in virtually all
types of composite architectures (2D/3D).
Material calibration based on experimental data.
Prediction of ply and laminate strength and stiffness.