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Composites Design and Manufacturing

Convene the composites community to advance certification by analysis by increasing the number and best practice use of simulation tools by an order of magnitude through education and evaluation of existing and emerging simulation tools.

Advance the certification of composite products by analysis validated by experiments.

Educate the current and future generations of engineers in the use of composite analysis tools.

Evaluate composites simulation tools to determine functionality, compatibility and maturity.

The Micromechanics Simulation Challenge has been launched to establish best practices for the use of composite simulation tools for homogenization and dehomogenization.

Purdue will host the American Society for Composites 32nd Technical Conference during Oct. 22-25, 2017. Profs. Wenbin Yu, R. Byron Pipes, CT Sun will serve as the conference chairs, and Prof. Goodsell will serve as the conference secretary. cdmHUB provides the complete financial backing for this conference.

The AIAA Materials Technical Committee (TC) with the support of Composite Design and Manufacturing HUB (cdmHUB), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and Rolls-Royce Corporation funding have established an ICME prize for the best aerospace-focused ICME project.

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Linux Workstation

Tool By Nicholas Kisseberth, Sam Wilson

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Free Edge Elasticity Solution

Tool By Johnathan Goodsell, Andrew J Ritchey, Oleksandr Kravchenko

Simulate stress, strain and displacements in an composite angle-ply laminate subjected to uniform axial extension, anticlastic curvature and thermoelastic deformation.

Viscoelastic Shear Lag

Tool By Nicholas Smith

Simulate the creep and stress relaxation of a uni-directional short-fiber composite.

Effective Lamina and Laminate Properties

Tool By Johnathan Goodsell, Andrew J Ritchey

Calculate effective lamina and laminate properties from phase properties and layup.

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The Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB (cdmHUB) is a collaborative web interface platform designed to enhance and build synergies among the composite community by enabling users to interact 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The platform was developed to host the simulation tools needed to: advance composite materials design, certify product integrity, simulation manufacturing solutions, and accelerate the talent-base of composite materials developers and users. The cdmHUB will showcase emerging simulation tools, evaluate existing and emerging simulation tools and host simulation challenges to educate and unify the composites community.