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2014

  1. Online Composites Community of the Future

    Imagine a place you can find all the computer tools for composites simulation including comprehensive commercial codes and research codes written by graduate students for their theses. Imagine a youtube-like environment for you to deploy a cloud version of your code without any change to your...

  2. CDMHub Concept has Enormous Potential

    The CDMHub concept has tremendous potential to provide integration and consistency in all phases of composite materials manufacture, testing, and simulation. This is truly one of those ideas "whose time has come".  With the advent of cloud computing resources like Rescale that can support...

  3. Micromechanics Challenge

    In cooperation with academia, industry and commercial software providers, the Composites Design and Manufacturing HUB is pleased to announce the Micromechanics Simulation Challenge. The problems in Level 1 of the simulation challenge may be found here . Additionally, stp and iges files of the...

  4. RVE acceptable size to be counted as Micro

    Just a general question about Homogenization , when we are selecting the RVE , how much should it be smaller than the Macro dimensions of the model , to be counted micro , I mean only that one part of the model is being repeated is enough to define the periodicity or it should be very smaller...

  5. What is a composite material, exactly?

    We are so familiiar with composites that we almost forget what it is. Some say a composite material is a material which is anisotropic and heterogeneous. First, I would like to argue that anisotropy cannot be used to define composites although composites are usually anisotropic. We do have...

  6. Structures vs Materials

    Structures and materials often appear together and sometimes even used interchangeably. The main reason is that the boundary between structures and materials is not clear. Even our first solid mechanics course usually called either strength of materials or mechanics of materials  is...