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  1. akshay325

    Composite with 3D Element (PSOLID)

    I'm planning to use PSOLID element for a 3D composite model, but I'm stuck with how to put thickness, orientation and Failure theory. Please tell me how to go about this. Thanks.
  2. Hello everybody, i want to create a simple forming simulation with composite material. I want to form 2 plies, 0° and 90° fiber orientation. After the simulation, i want to see the fiber orientation etc., as shown here: http://www.altairhyperworks.com/hwhelp/Altair/hw14.0/help/mfs/mfs.htm?tutorial_post_processing_composite_forming_results.htm Is there any tutorial i can use? http://www.altairhyperworks.com/hwhelp/Altair/hw14.0/help/mfs/mfs.htm?tutorial_setting_up_composite_forming_sim.htm This doesnt help, since its for sandwiches only. If there is no tutorial: - Where can i create the laminate? Do i just do this in the User-Process Tree or do i have to create a laminate in the Model-Tree and somehow apply it to my blank?
  3. Dawnblade

    Contact in composites

    Dear Sir, I want to do a three point bending test of carbon fiber laminate in Hypermesh with Radioss. I found something puzzle when i create the contact between components after i had defined materials, properties (CFK using M25_COMPSH and property with it using P17_STACK), plies, laminate and some of boundary conditions. I chose TYPE 7 as the card image to let laminate be a slave entity and impactor be a mater entity but i found i cannot select my laminate component in the option(i can only see other component) Is there any mistake in my operation? Here are some pics under. I am exactly green hand in radioss, my apology... and I hope someone can help me on this.
  4. Hello, I have a laminate with 3 plies. I want to optimise the orientation of these plies such that the deflection of the laminate is minimum under the applied load. I can only perform composite shuffle, but I'm not able to optimise the ply angles. Please advice as to how to proceed to solve this issue Thanks, Kushal.
  5. Hello everybody, I'm not entirely new to FEA analysis but I'm struggling with Optistruct at the moment. I have a Formula Student Monocoque which I am trying to optimize to work with unidirectional carbon. I'm trying to create an optimum lay-up that's as light a possible while being as stiff aswell. I followed the guide "tutorial composite optimization with optistruct 11.0 on the example of a formula student monocoque" to the letter but somehow the Optistruct Optimization creates almost 1300 plies... Which is is impossible to manually adjust the zones... Could somebody have a clue what's going on here? Maybe I'm doing something wrong in the OptiStruct settings? I should have only 4 plies per original ply on default... Thank you in advance! I attached the model file. Regards Alexander monocoque_18-04-16_ADB_Opti.hm
  6. Mahesh Agrani

    Composite Optimization

    Dear all, Can I find optimal composite material geometry and configuration for any specific value of Young's Modulus, Density and thickness of the component?
  7. Kazak

    Composite Size Optimisation

    Hello! I have a problem and I haven't solved it for few days already. There is a rectangular composite plate and it is necessary to optimize thickness of the each ply to reach minimum mass and acceptable stiffness. Besides the thickness of each ply must to be multiple of the certain number. But a freesize optimisation with a composite optimisation result to the laminate with plies of different forms and each ply has inconstant thickness. I tried a lot of different ways, but it didn't help. For example, increasing of MINDIM is confined by some average dimension, and inspite of defined TMANUF of plies and PLYMAN of desvar the thickness is not multiple of the number. Can anybody help me? Best regards
  8. akshay325

    Composite Plate Theory

    Hello, I'm using PCOMP to model my composite structure, I wanted to know that which theory does it use to solve?. Is it possible to change the theory from CLT, to first order shear deformation, or higher order shear deformation?
  9. akshay325

    Number of plies as variable

    Hello, How can I make the number of plies as the variable rather than the thickness of the ply, since the ply thickness has to be 0.2 mm, and the number of layers can change. And I see that there is nothing like manufacturing thickness when I connect HyperWorks to HyperStudy. I'm using GA as solving algorithm. Thank you.
  10. Hello, I'm importing a .hm file to the HyperStydy which is a composite model. But I'm not able to import variable other than Material and Moment. Can you point out where I might be going wrong?
  11. I'm planning to use HyperStudy for multi objective Optimization of laminated composite structure, and I wanted to know it is possible to make orientation of ply as one of the design variable? I want optimum angle for ply, for the given load condition, rather than sticking with the angle given by user. Thank you.
  12. Hey all, currently I am working on a composite optimization process that involves no 45 and -45° plies. What I experienced was, that with the step 3 (shuffle optimization), optistruct did not consider my constraint of maximum ply successor. Is this a knows issue? Additionally, why can't we define pairing constraints between other plies than the 45 and -45° ? Is there a physical reason why you would do that just with 45 and -45 ? Thanks and best regards Merula
  13. Hey, so I've been working on a composite optimization of a formula student monocoque and run into a problem. Following the tutorial preparated everything for the continuous size optimization and started the optimization in optstruct, but after iteration 0 and iteration progress 93% i just stops without an error and says "job complete". why is that? I've tried everything i know so far. I inpected the .out file and after the design property table of iteration 0 there is nothing more, the file ends there. On other design steps of the same model, I got it all the way though from freesize to shuffle with no problem. just this latest step is giving me trouble. I even can run the various optimization steps again with no problems. Any sugestions on why this isn't working would be great, I sadly can't share any (.hm or similar) files due to non-disclosure. Thanks Pascal
  14. akshay325

    *** ERROR # 1807 ***

    Im getting the following error when i tried to put composite shaft with constrains Mass, and Composite Failure Upperbound 1. The Objective Function is Min Compliance. *** ERROR # 1807 *** Composite failure responses are applied to ply 9 which belongs to a topology or free-size domain. Help needed, Thank you
  15. Hey Guys! I have experimental data for composite tension compression and bending (3-point and 4-point) due to my university and I want to make a material card that can describe all of the mentioned test (and behavior) with proper accuracy. I would like to make tension, compression and bending (3-point and 4-point) test in Optistruct but I haven't make coupon test before. In the real tests the loads (movement of the clamping jaws) move at constant velocity. I have no experiment how to model such kind of load in Optistruct. I think there should be some non-linearity in the test because of the large displacement. How should I properly model such kind of problem? Do you have any experiment in modeling with velocity load in Optistruct? A further problem will be the bending tests where I think I should use contact surface to model the geometry of the bending machine tool's head. In Optistruct I used slide contact before, but it didn't work to well because of large displacement. Is it possible the handle open gap contact and make the 3-point/4-point bending in Optistruct? If you have any model for bending and tension and compression could you share with me? I would like to study the pre-process method to understand the nature of the coupon test in Optistruct. Thank you for your help and advise in advance! Best regards, Tüki
  16. Sascha Pazour

    Top Use Cases

    Saving Material Without Performance Loss Challenge Reducing the weight without loss of usability and strength Optimizing the manufacturing process Solution Injection molding simulation to optimize the part production and to create the fiber orientation for the new designed part Taking into account these results to perform most realistic mechanical simulation Results Significant material and cost savings due to optimized geometry Faster and more economic production process
  17. Dear all, I am trying to run a composite size optimization. I want to find the optimal thickness of each ply I have created in my laminate. My model consists in shell elements. I only have created one laminate that have multiple plies. I want to optimize each ply thickness. I tried with the "ply thickness" and PTMIN and PTMAN but did not work (minimize mass subjected to displacement). No iterations are run and it just gives me the results of a normal FEM analysis. Any idea why? Or how should I do it? Second question..I inserted the control card "global output request" CSTRESS CSTRAIN CFAILURE. The first two work fine, but I can not see the results of Composite Failure after the FEM analysis. It just gives me all value of 1. Any suggestion on how I can see the failure results of the composite? Thank you very much!!!!
  18. Hi guys, I'm currently developing a complex composite structure und simulated it already with optistruct with shell elements (Mat8, PCOMPP). In order to distuguish different failure mechanisms I need analyse the stress in thickness direction of the structre. For that I used the "shell-to-solid conversion" within the aerospace menu. Now that I have a solid mesh, I'm not sure how to proceed. What property do I assign to the solid mesh ? What material card do I use for it ? Do I need to assign the material orientation to the new mesh again and if yes, how do I do that ? Thanks in advance
  19. s.selvarajoo

    Error 14: Missing Mat # 3

    Hi, I am a new user to Hyperworks. I am trying to analyse and optimize a composite monocoque chassis. I haven't gotten to the optimization part yet as I'm stuck trying to even run the analysis. Every time I try to run the analysis I get the following error: *** ERROR 14: Missing MAT # 3 referenced by PLY # 3, (existing MAT with this ID is of incorrect type). *** ERROR 14: Missing MAT # 3 referenced by PLY # 8, (existing MAT with this ID is of incorrect type). What I have done is that I have a symmetric stack of 2 layers of carbon fiber, aluminium honeycomb and 2 layers of carbon fiber. I have defined carbon fiber as MAT 8 and the honeycomb as MAT9ORT. The property I have specified for the geometry is PCOMPP. I have added pin joints to the rear suspension and a torsional load at the front suspension. I understand that another thread has been posted about this but I don't understand what the replies are telling me to do. Any help would be appreciated.
  20. karmanya

    Composite - mat orientations,

    Hi, i want to assign mat direction for composite layup in a bicycle wheel but am running into issues. \not sure if it is the way i have setup my cylindrical coordinate system or assigning the mat directions. - my goal is to have the directions tangentially around the center for the vertical walls. i have attached what i am currently getting. - along the circumference on the cylindrical walls. quasi_static_nospoke_hub.hm
  21. Hey Guys! I would like to model composite coupon and make a lots of runs using RADIOSS, because I have a lots of measurements data and I would like to make a proper model for it. I want to make 3-point bending, tension, compression etc. and experience the behavior of the model in the post-yield phase (after the failure of some fibers). If I have the results of the measurements, I should export the material data into RADIOSS from a .csv or .xls file. I should optimize the parameters of the material card in RADIOSS to approximate the measured results of the composite coupon. This process should be automatized (because of the many runs and many setup options of the material properties). I would like to use PYTHON scripts to change the values of the material card in the .csv or .xls file for different runs. Can you tell me anything about how we can use PYTHON scripts in HyperMesh/RADIOSS or if it is not able, how we can connect them to TCL/TK scripts? And another question is that how can I reference to the parameters of the material card in TCL or PYTHON scripts? How can I export the results of a specified node or element (stress, strain, displacement or something) to an excel compatible format (.xls, .csv)? Thanks for your answer in advance! Best regards, Tüki
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  23. Hey Guys! I would like to use Tsai-Wu failure criteria for composite analysis and I have two questions about it. I would like to know which is the maximal load that my composite system can handle, so which load occurs that the failure index is equal to 1? How can I model it? Failure index isn't suitable to scale my design therefore I would like to know the strength ratio of my composite elements. How can I get the proper strength ratios values? (I did not find the proper output card for this matter). You can see the Tsai-Wu failure theory and the strength ratio calculating method in my attachment. Thanks for answers in advance! Best regards, Tüki
  24. Hello, currently i am writing Master Thesis about homogenization of composite material and i would like to make a simulation of behaviour of RVE in HyperMesh (solver OptiStruct). In this forum i found information that i should use PERBC card but i can't find this card in student version (i have 2017 and 14 version). Does somebody have tutorial how to use PERBC card or is it possible to apply periodic boundary condition in student edition without this card? I make dof=0 in normal direction on three face and i want to make opposite faces flat and parallel to blocked faces. I have 3d model with tetra mesh. model.tif
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