4a micromec für die integrative Simulation faserverstärkter Kunststoffe

In the last years the demand on weight reduction in the automotive industry has led to a hype in requests for various composite applications. Due to the complexity of those usually highly anisotropic materials virtual product development is one of the key factors to understand the behaviour of parts and furthermore to ensure an efficient and robust product development. Fiber orientation, size and geometry have a significant influence on the part performance. Orthotropic properties increase with increasing fiber content while at the same the the dependency of the stress -strain curve on the strain rate decreases.