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Process DescriptionProcess Description
Digimat is used across the automotive industry as a predictive software platform aimed at modeling the behavior of reinforced plastics parts, rubber parts, thermoplastic, elastomer parts and composite sandwich structures.

OEMs and 1st Tier Suppliers use Digimat to CAE interfaces to model the behavior of reinforced plastics used in exterior, interior and under the hood parts as a function of the local fiber orientation induced by the injection molding of the part.

Digimat is strongly coupled to major nonlinear FEA software (Nastran, Abaqus, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, Marc, PAM-CRASH and SAMCEF) and to Injection Molding software (Moldflow, SigmaSoft, Moldex3, REM3D).
 
Material Suppliers use Digimat to develop new material grade, to optimize the performance of their material offer and to support their end customers in choosing the optimal material for the target application performance.



Reference CustomersReference Customers
  • Integrated crash pads allow weight and cost reductions. Setting the absorption behavior is only possible through a rigorous composite modeling. An integrated structural analysis with Digimat clearly reveals those benefits. Sandro Wartzack, Head of Simulation, Brose


Targeted Materials & ApplicationsTargeted Materials & Applications

Plastics:

  • Technical front end carrier
  • Radiator tanks
  • Safety equipments
  • Air intake manifolds
  • Door panels
  • Clutch pedals
  • Airbag containers
  • Tire pressure monitoring systems
  • Etc.

Rubber:

  • Run on flat tires
  • Truck tires
  • Anti-vibration systems
  • Fluid transfer hoses
  • Seals
  • Etc.
Targeted PerformancesTargeted Performances
  • Shape stability (part warpage induced by temperature variation)
  • Structural stiffness
  • Vibration frequencies and modes
  • Damage under cyclic loading

  • Failure under quasi-static loading
  • Failure under crash loading
  • Long term behavior (stress relaxation and creep)
  • Weight reduction
  • Etc.

Related Materials and ProductsRelated Materials and Products
Tire Deflection - Source Abaqus Users' Manual
Courtesy of Trelleborg and Rhodia

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