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Material Characterization & Qualification (MCQ)

Material Characterization & Qualification (MCQ)

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Product Highlights:

         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:

o        Fiber, Matrix, and Lamina Calibration - reverse engineer effective fiber/matrix properties from unidirectional test data (strength and stiffness) and fiber and void volume ratios

o        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.

o        Ply Level Analysis - Predicts equivalent ply properties using fiber matrix properties as input

o        Laminate Analysis - predicts equivalent laminate properties using fiber/matrix or ply properties as input

o        Design Failure Envelope - predicts failure design envelop for chosen failure criteria for laminates

o        Ply Characterization - shows variation in strength with ply orientation and fiber or void volume ratio

o        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

o        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.


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