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PFA Unit Cell

Progressive Failure Analysis Unit Cell (PFA_UNIT_CELL)

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Product Highlights:

·         Calculates lamina (ply) and laminate composite properties of metal, polymer (braid, weave, and stitched 2D/3D) and ceramic matrix composites.

·         Predicts the following ply/laminate properties:

o        Modulus, Poisson's Ratio

o        Ply and laminate Strength

o        Thermal Expansion Coefficient

o        Moisture Expansion Coefficient

o        Heat Conductivity, capacity

o        Laminate Heat Conductivity

o        Laminate Strain

o        Laminate Moisture Diffusivities

o        Electrical conductivity

o        Dielectric Constant and strength     

o        State of stress in a composite ply caused by external loading accounting for environmental effects (temperature, moisture), manufacturing defects (voids, residual stress-strain fields) and interaction of various factors, such as temperature, moisture, creep, etc., on the composite properties.  

·         Micro stresses in fibers and matrix caused by external loading.

·         Progressive damage prediction of the laminate.


·         Prediction of lamina and/or laminate properties in virtually all types of composite architectures, including short fiber applications.

·         Material calibration based on experimental data.

·         Prediction of ply and laminate strength and stiffness.

·         Accounts for manufacturing defects and environmental effects.

·         Simulation of material processing.



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