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Digimat 2019.1: Pushing boundaries of multi-material virtual testing and part engineering

Digimat latest release provides improvements addressing its wide range of material application.

Early design values are easier to reach thanks to Digimat-FE virtual lab, where microstructure of both SFRP and CFRP have been improved. In addition, a new solver has been added (FFT solver) to shrink time of virtual data generation.

To reach more reliable virtual allowables of CFRP, a new failure package has been implemented to Digimat-VA based on Pr. Camanho’s work. While in parallel, in order to shrink safety margins, Digimat-VA now provides an “effect of defects” flavor allowing to evaluate effect of porosity and out-of-plane waviness.

Industry more and more turns to advanced properties of SFRP, for constant load amplitude fatigue, Digimat-RP enriches its fatigue post-processing environment accounting for plasticity.

To support OEM and Tier ones with SMC material modeling need, a dedicated approach has been deployed up to structural crash application with Digimat-RP.

To facilitate design engineer work with additive manufacturing part design, the printer database of Digimat-AM has been enriched in order facilitate access to process parameters, in the same time, post-processing has been improved to face printed part challenges such as investigating skin-core effects related to thermal history.

Finally, the Digimat-MX database content has been significantly enhanced, providing state-of-the-art advanced material models from major material suppliers for injection molding and additive manufacturing applications. To support material suppliers in material card calibration  and broadcast, Digimat-MX also allows the calibration of thermal expansion and creep models.



Philippe Hebert

Product Manager for Digimat
e-Xstream engineering, part of
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Divison 


Pierre Savoyat

Product Manager for Digimat
e-Xstream engineering, part of
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Divison