ESI Virtual Prototyping in Composites Design and Manufacture Seminar
18 September 2012, Bristol, UK
ESI are pleased to invite you to attend a one-day seminar hosted by the National Composites Centre and dedicated to Virtual Prototyping in Composites Design and Manufacture
This seminar is designed for engineers and decision makers from industry, academia and research centers who wish to increase their understanding of Simulation Technology and its application in the field of Composites Design and Manufacture.
The following topics will be discussed:
- Weaving and Braiding
- Drapeability of dry fabrics
- Various RTM processes
- Forming of Prepreg sheets
- Autoclave and Out Of Autoclave curing
- Shape Distortion and Springback
- Performance (static, dynamic and high velocity impact loads)
Examples from the below sectors will be presented:
- Renewable Energy
The National Composites Centre is bringing together dynamic companies and enterprising academics to develop new technologies for the design and rapid manufacture of high-quality composite products. Key objectives of the NCC include: Be the hub of the UK's effort to develop and implement rapid composite manufacturing technologies and systems. Provide direction and focus for fundamental research and collaborative links with UK universities. Help to develop and co-ordinate training to support the skills base necessary for applying advanced and specialist composite technologies.
ESI is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping that takes into account the physics of materials. ESI’s Composites Simulation Suite offers a wide range of dedicated industrial software to simulate the design, performance and manufacturing of composite parts. It is supported by Visual-Composite Materials, a collaborative user environment allowing you to manage multi-domain composite material data. Benefits offered by the simulation include among others: reduction of tooling and process costs, minimization of material waste and improvement of overall product quality.
This event is free. There will be the opportunity for discussion and consultation with representatives from both ESI and The National Composites Centre, as well as there will be a chance for you to meet and network with other delegates.
To register, please click on the link below and complete the registration form. Register as soon as possible as places are limited.
- 09:30 – 10:00 Coffee & Registration
- 10:00 – 10:20 Welcome and Introduction to the NCC (Tom Hitchings, NCC)
- 10:20 – 10:40 The Design and Manufacture of Composite Structures for High Performance Automotive Applications (Andy Smith, McLaren Automotive)
- 10:40 – 11:20 End to End Simulation-Based Solution for Composites Design and Manufacture (Patrick de Luca, ESI)
- 11:20 – 11:40 Coffee Break
- 11:40 – 12:00 The Selection of Optimal Multiaxial Fabric Structure Using Physical Testing and Simulation (Tom James, Formax)
- 12:00 – 12:20 Pre-forming and thermoforming process development and optimisation using PAM-FORM 2G (Laurent Dufort, ESI)
- 12:20 – 12:40 Simulation of Resin Flow in Liquid Composite Moulding Processes Based on Advanced Reinforcement Geometry Modelling (Andreas Endruweit, Nottingham University)
- 12:40 – 13:30 Lunch
- 13:30 – 13:50 Achieving an Optimum Liquid Composite Moulding Strategy and Defect-free Part Using PAM-RTM (Mathilde Chabin, ESI)
- 13:50 – 14:10 Resin Flow and Cure Simulations in PAM-RTM Software for the Manufacturing of Novel Fire-Retardant Composites Used in the Marine Industry (Alper Aktas, Southampton University)
- 14:10 – 14:30 Resin Infusion Simulation Strategy for CFRP Wing Cover Demonstrator (Andreas Lutz, Spirit AeroSystems Europe)
- 14:30 – 14:50 Coffee Break
- 14:50 – 15: 10 Title TBC (Allan Kaye, Airbus)
- 15:10 – 15:30 Analysis of Shape Distortion: Investigation, Prediction and Solutions through Simulation (Laurent Dufort, ESI)
- 15:30 – 16:00 Implicit and Explicit Solvers for the Simulation of Mechanical Behaviour, Damage and Failure in Composites Structure (Alain Tramecon, ESI)
- 16:00 – 16:45 Tour of the NCC facility