Predicting impact of manufacturing process on composite performance with HyperMesh, KTex Family and Radioss
Radioss already offers many material laws dedicated to composite materials. On top of that, many representations are possible thanks to shell and solid elements. However, weaving patterns of the yarns in a ply are hardly taken into account, and predicting the behavior of these yarns (orientation change but also fibre volume fraction evolution) is a main concern. In this frame, KTex Family is a group of modules, fully integrated in HyperMesh, aiming at improving the composite experience within Altair software suite.