Typical test matrix specifying 215 tests required for characterizing reinforced plastic material
Automobile and truck manufacturers and companies in other industries are increasingly taking advantage of fiber reinforced plastics because of their ability to reduce weight, improve fuel economy, lower emissions, increase design freedom and provide other advantages while offering equal or better mechanical properties. Designing new components that take advantage of these exciting new materials often requires predicting their composite response for multiple mass fractions and fiber orientations. But for each reinforced plastics material that is being considered, over 200 tests might easily be required to characterize composite response such as static, crash, fatigue, creep, NVH, thermomechanical, etc. at different fiber orientations including replicates. This Lunch & Learn will explain how our advanced material modeling platform can stretch your test budget by accurately characterizing composite response of reinforced plastic materials based on a small fraction of the number of tests required by conventional methods.