Composite Materials Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics® Webinar
In this webinar, we will show how to model layered composite structures. Common examples of composite materials include fiber-reinforced plastic, laminated plates, and sandwich panels, all of which are widely used in the manufacturing of aircraft and spacecraft components, wind turbine blades, and other structures.
We will discuss two approaches that accurately model composite shells: layerwise theory and equivalent single layer theory. In addition to standard structural analyses (such as stationary, eigenfrequency, transient, and frequency domain), the presentation will go over micromechanical, first-ply failure, and linear buckling analyses. We will also show how to include various physical phenomena, such as heat transfer and fluid flow, in a composite laminate model. A live demo in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software will show simulation results for the through-thickness and ply-wise stress distribution in the composite laminate. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.
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Robbie Balcombe works as a technical team director at COMSOL. He graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2007 with a MEng in aero-mechanical engineering and then carried out his PhD in the area of numerical modeling of rolling contact fatigue at Imperial College London.