Pre-Conference Workshop 4a Engineering

With fiber-reinforced plastics, the resulting fiber orientations in the molded component lead to many local anisotropies. To obtain accurate simulation results, these anisotropies should be incorporated in the structure simulation. One way to achieve this is by transferring the computed fiber orientations from a previous injection molding simulation to the structure simulation using a mapping program.The goal of this workshop is to present this integrative simulation approach in detail, to explain its advantages and to demonstrate a procedure to include micromechanics with the aid of an example. Furthermore, the possibilities of such material modeling using 4a impetus are shown and the approaches and possibilities of MAT_157 and MAT_215 are discussed.