Converse closes the gap between manufacturing and component design by transferring the local fiber orientation, e.g. from an injection molding simulation, to the structural simulation model. Since, especially in the case of plastics, the material does not exist as such but is only created during manufacturing, a holistic approach is crucial to achieve reliable results. In addition, other process data that may be relevant for component and tool design can be taken into account.
Setting up a suitable simulation model and obtaining accurate results is only one side of the coin. The other side is to interpret the results correctly, especially when it comes to evaluating strength. Misjudgments in this area can undo all the efforts already made. Here, S-Life provides a reliable strength assessment of the component by calculating the local utilization ratio. For this purpose, the results are read in from your FE solver and processed automatically. Additional influences, such as the stress gradient or multiaxiality, are automatically taken into account, which an FE solver alone cannot do.