Compound structures

In order to obtain a final compound product with specific properties, it is first necessary to select the right material for the components. The product performance is related to the process-induced microstructure arrangment are clearly influenced by the production process parameters. Relationships between the microstructure parameters (e.g. fiber percentage, length, orientation) and compound properties must be determined quantitatively in order to obtain a global constitutive law for the compound.

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The global constitutive law of the compound is derived from the component constitutive laws by applying homogeneization and averaging techniques.

Determination of the global constitutive law

The following figure shows how the process simulation and subsequent structural analysis of the derived product are related. Preparation of data must be performed in connection with the mesh generation and homogeneization stages in order to decrease the structural analysis computational time

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