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FEM analysis of short fiber reinforced plastic components Application example: Bosch Multipoint Connector Part I - Component stiffness

In the context of initial estimative analyses, it is often not necessary or even possible to use more complex material models that can take anisotropy…

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Mobility Scooter Chassis Optimization Considering Fatigue Strength According to FKM Guideline

As part of this work, the chassis of an existing Merlin-Mobil wheelchair was optimized in terms of weight and payload, based on FEM analyses and…

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GEO-FiberMap - Investigation of the geometry dependence of fiber orientations at weld lines

The new GEO-FiberMap research project at the Plastics Center in Leipzig is investigating the geometry dependence of fiber orientation at weld lines in…

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Substituting Finite Element Solvers with AI Models for Rheological and Structural Analyses

The calibration of anisotropic material models requires filling and structural simulations to determine the model parameters. The process is…

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Understanding the Bailey-Norton Creep Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Calibrating the Material Model

The Bailey-Norton creep model is used to simulate the behavior of components under long-term loads. Correctly determining the required model…

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New Version V5 of S-Life FKM

S-Life FKM, Version 5 will soon be released

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Pre-calibrated Anisotropic Material Models for Ascend Performance Materials

With providing material data for PART Engineering´s software material database, Ascend Performance Materials helps users to easily implement holistic…

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Strength and Limit Load in the FKM Guideline - A Clarification

Components are often designed too conservatively. Learn in our blog article how you can use the FKM guideline to exploit load-bearing reserves and…

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Using Load Spectra in S-Life

For the description of load situations with changing amplitudes, load spectra can be used for the assessment according to the FKM guideline. This…

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Developing Construction Tools Using Simulation - From the Series "A Commitment to Simulation"

Simulation-driven product development of a handheld electric mixer by BERG TECTOOL GmbH

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Back-to-Basics: Multiscale Material Models for Short-Fiber-Reinforced Plastics

What is Multiscale Modeling?

Multiscale modeling approaches are increasingly used in structural simulation. By means of such approaches, the material…

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Simulation of a lightweight battery housing made from Long Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics (LFT) with local UD-Tape reinforcements

Integrative simulation of a battery housing considering anisotropic material behavior of LFT compound and multilayered Tapes.

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Metal Substitution in Railway Applications Using Function Driven Coupled Analysis

Using the capabilities of Altair’s and PART Engineering’ s software for customer specific simulation of composites.

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Simulation of the Long-Term Behavior of Plastic Components

How to avoid costly tests and complex material models with on-board tools

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Assessing Rotating Components with S-Life

Use the special features of S-Life FKM and S-Life Plastics to more effectively perform strength assessments for rotating components.

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Sustainability through simulation - From the series "A commitment to simulation"

How BRITA GmbH optimizes components and processes through using simulation to act more sustainably.

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Use Reduction Factors Correctly

When designing plastic components, it is quite common to use reduction or safety factors. It is not always clear what exactly is being reduced, which…

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Back-to-Basics: Fiber Orientation and Component Behavior

CONVERSE & S-LIFE PLASTICS offer helpful tools for quick plausibility checks and feasibility analyses

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Estimation of Fatigue Strength Limits for Plastics

Experimental data show good agreement with MatScape

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Efficient Homogenization of Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics

Independent study shows superior technology of CONVERSE

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Efficient Workflow for the Simulation of Plastics in the Medical Industry

Learn how Fresenius Medical Care assesses the strength of their plastic parts with S-Life Plastics.

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