CAE Analysis Simulations Baseline Data for Product Design
To reduce weight and fuel costs in the automotive industry and other transportation equipment markets, the use of plastics and composite materials has increased. Due to the superior workability of plastics compared to metals, many parts that were made of metal are now being made of plastics. However, plastics are not as resistant as metals to heat and shock. For this reason, new materials are continually being developed and these materials need to be tested.
Additionally, in order to improve the efficiency of development, the manufacturing technique is simulated during the design stage, so the accuracy of these processes is very important.
An improvement in the simulation accuracy can be expected by making use of yield stress, maximum test force, and energy obtained through high-speed tensile testing.