As manufacturers seek better performing electrical and mechanical systems, there is an increasing adoption of lightweight composite materials. To develop the ideal composite material, the constituents of the composite must be optimized at the micro scale.
This complimentary webinar, Optimization Technology to Design Higher Performing Composite Materials, highlights the use of optimization technology to determine optimal constituent parameters to obtain desired electrical and mechanical performance. Specifically, this webinar details the use of two software tools Noesis Optimus and Digimat to determine ideal volume fractions and fiber aspect ratio to maximize the strength lightweight indicator while ensuring the conductivity is above a specific value.
The engineering methods discussed in this presentation are applicable to most composite materials used in the industry and the content of this presentation is ideal for any engineer involved in the design of composite materials.
- Date: November 18, 2020
- Time: 4:00pm – 5:00 pm Belgium Time (8:00 – 9:00am PST) (11:00am – 12:00am EST)
- Duration: 60 minutes with live Q&A
- Presented by: Maximilien Landrain, Application Engineering Manager, Noesis Solutions
- Moderated by: Bernard Alsteens, Customer Service Manager, e-Xstream Engineering
Benefits of Attending
About the Presenters
- Learn about Digimat, an engineering simulation tool that leverages the Mean-Field Homogenization method to accurately perform mechanical analysis of composite materials. Digimat enables engineers to perform stress, deformation, thermal and electrical analysis of composites.
- Gain an understanding of Noesis Optimus, a Process Integration and Design Optimization platform used to improve mechanical systems.
- View step by step instructions of the optimization process and a final discussion on results.
- Explore how to configure optimization parameters such as volume fractions of matrix or reinforcement and aspect ratio, and how to monitor output quantities such as stiffness, stress and strain, conductivity, carbon footprint and more.
Maximilien Landrain, Application Engineering Manager, Noesis Solutions
Maximilien Landrain obtained an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He currently works as an Application Engineering Manager at Noesis Solutions and has over 20 years of experience in working on research and industrial projects related to PIDO, Acoustic, MBD and NVH. Maximilian is leading the Noesis Application Engineer team responsible for technical contacts with customers.
Bernard Alsteens, Customer Service Manager, e-Xstream Engineering
Bernard Alsteens obtained a PhD in applied mechanics from the University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). Bernard has over 15 years of experience modeling composite materials and performing finite element simulations. Today Bernard is part of the management executive team at e-Xstream Engineering and leads a team of experts supporting customers across multiple industries including automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, medical, electronics and material suppliers.