Airframe Composites Engineering

Integrated and concurrent composites structural analysis & finite element analysis with simulation and optimization

Composites materials have now a proven record of overall aircraft performance contribution, including weight, corrosion, configurability, and maintenance costs. The challenge companies are now facing is spread across the development lifecycle of composite parts: how to cope with time and data loss when a CAD designer, a simulation analyst and a manufacturing engineer need to iterate together to go from transfer surfaces definition to design constrains to ply & surface definition?

Airframe Composites Engineering allows designing, validating and producing complex composites parts with process-oriented applications on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. From the assembly structure definition and the sizing pre-studies, engineers can define and optimize the performance and weight of the composite parts thanks to the integration of composite structural analysis.  Moreover, they can minimize development costs and prototyping all along the design process, taking into account composites domain rules and manufacturing constraints.

A new level of productivity and quality is reached by streamlining simulation, design and manufacturing collaboration and convergence. Then, the best in class composites are produced for downstream manufacturing processes, including laser projection devices.