Integrating Materials Data Management into Design Optimization & Simulation


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Integrating Materials Data Management into Design Optimization & Simulation

  1. 1. Integrating Materials Data Management into Design Optimization & Simulation Dan Williams - Product Manager 8 November 2011
  2. 2. What’s so important about materials?Materials are... ...a crucial input to FEA calculations • “Garbage in, Garbage out” • Increased confidence in properties -> design closer to limits opportunity for optimization • Increase performance per unit mass / volume • Address cost or environmental objectives without compromising performance ...the missing link between design and manufacturability • Can we source it and afford it? • Is there an equivalent in Country X? • Is there an alternative if our supply is disrupted? ... so we need materials information in design
  3. 3. What’s so complicated about materials data?
  4. 4. What’s so complicated about materials data?
  5. 5. What’s so complicated about materials data?
  6. 6. Industry Collaborations since 2002 Lockheed MartinAWEBoeing Boeing NASAHoneywell Aerospace EADS Astrium Satellites NPLGE - Aviation Emerson Electric Rolls-RoyceGE - Energy Eurocopter ThalesLockheed Martin Honeywell US Army Res. LabsLos Alamos Nat LabsNASANorthrop GrummanOak Ridge Nat LabsRaytheon Baker Hughes MoenRolls-Royce DePuy NASASandia Nat Labs Emerson Electric RhodiaUS Navy Ethicon Endosurgery SulzerUS Army Research Labs TRW Automotive
  7. 7. Materials lifecycle – best practice CAPTURE ANALYZE • Process test data • Create approved models for FEA • Forensic analysis • Statistical process control • …MAINTAIN• Capture & maintain context• Change management• Security / access control…
  8. 8. The importance of pedigreeThe design strength is definitely 56MPa. But what exactly did we test? ?
  9. 9. Traceability of composites dataSource: Warde S., Marsden W., ‘Data Management for Composite Materials’ (2010)
  10. 10. Material Optimization requires data! Glass fibre filled materialsSource: CES Selector 2012
  11. 11. New materials and traditional competitionSource: CES Selector 2012
  12. 12. Traditional ApproachMaterials Group CAE Community RADIOSS RADIOSS RADIOSS ‘Material files’ RADIOSS RADIOSS Manual, infrequent RADIOSS a publishing Static cards available on server • Islands of data • Manual, infrequent updates • Error-prone and slow • Limited opportunities for material optimization
  13. 13. Granta approach Materials Group CAE Community Request a material One system for all and model materials data Materials Database Get the latest data RADIOSS Direct import or file export• Mechanical, physical, thermal, electrical... Tools to support• Price, availability, eco impact... optimization, eco-• Risk of obsolescence... design, etc.• Controlled, up-to-date, globally accessible
  14. 14. Integration Workflow In house, test & reference OPTION 1: file output OPTION 2: direct integration RADIOSS HyperFormSolvers & Specialist Tools CAE Pre & Post(e.g. RADIOSS, HyperForm) (e.g. HyperMesh)
  15. 15. Example RADIOSS export
  16. 16. Integration example
  17. 17. Concluding thoughts • Materials are an opportunity for optimization • Data is often multidimensional and history-specific • Pedigree and traceability is vital for forensic analysis • CAD, CAE and PLM users need an on-demand “gold source” managed materials system • Materials information can be integrated at the heart of design and optimizationWWW.GRANTADESIGN.COM
  18. 18. Thank You Any questions?WWW.GRANTADESIGN.COM