Simulate Composite Material Coupon TestingAerospace
Simulation Composite Analysis provides the engineer an opportunity to simulate real-world experimental testing of composite material coupons. Pictured here is a simulation of an open hole tension coupon where the two figures on the left are what are provided using Simulation Composite Analysis: Top Left - Contoured simulation of composite failure (green - matrix failure, red - fiber failure). Bottom Left - A load displacement curve that shows when the ultimate failure load is reached. The two figures on the right are a conventional "first-ply-failure" analysis that indicate which plies elements have failed according to the Tsai-Wu failure criterion but don't provide any information of how the coupon is weakened due to material failure.