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 complex microstructure geometries considered in Case 5 and Case 6 of the challenge are available.
The Micromechanics Challenge will consist of 3 levels, each with benchmark-type problems to assess the strengths and trade-offs of existing micromechanics codes. Each level increases in complexity, with Level 1 being restricted to microstructures with linear-elastic phases. Level 2 will treat non-linear phase properties. Finally, Level 3 will include damage and failure prediction for microstructures considered in Levels 1 and 2.
Results and comparisons will be made available on www.cdmHUB.org and may be presented at conferences and published in journals to maximize the impact of the simulation challenge on the industry.