Project Cassidy is a free* technology preview of a composite plate bending simulation tool that allows designers and engineers to optimize composite layups for complex-geometry plates under bending loads.
Project Cassidy allows users to import their own 3D part geometry for composite plates and simulate their response for a specific laminate and load configuration. Project Cassidy walks through the simulation steps required for composite materials by helping the user build laminates, define material orientations of the laminate on the geometry, and simulate the plate under bending loads. Project Cassidy will graphically inform the user of maximum displacements, failure indices, factors of safety, and even display the material orientations of the laminate on the 3D geometry defined by the user. Part weight and thickness is displayed after a composite laminate is applied to the geometry.
Video Overview of Project Cassidy