Composites Design

Engineer the integrated basic design of composites structures

The Marine industry is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of ships while lowering the total cost of ownership. Ultra light, strong, durable, highly resistant to fatigue and corrosion, composites are an ideal alternative. Yet, managing the engineering of composite structures effectively can be complex and requires a dedicated solution.

Designed For Sea provides an integrated process-oriented solution to define, simulate, analyze, and validate the basic design of composites structures while ensuring compliance with design requirements and regulatory standards.

Designed For Sea offers multiple design approaches such as grid or zone-based design, providing the flexibility to select the approach that is best suited for a given product. Manufacturing constraints can be embedded early in the design process to ensure manufacturability in order to shorten design time and reduce design cost significantly.   

Integrated simulation and analysis provides the ability to understand the stress distribution and identify the strength requirement at different grid locations of the hull, decks and bulkheads. Using this information, engineers are able to define the type of composite material that is required and the number of plies that are needed for various sections of the ship. Designed For Sea provides efficient ply modeling capabilities with automatic generation of plies and automatic propagation of changes for greater design productivity. The use of embedded knowledge and design rules help improve the ply layout process to ensure compliance with material and regulatory standards. 

Key Highlights and Benefits

  • Define, simulate, analyze, validate the integrated basic design of composite structures to achieve design excellence
  • Design composite structures using multiple design approach including grid and zone-based design
  • Embed manufacturing constraints early in the design process to ensure manufacturability
  • Generate plies and propagate changes automatically
  • Identify strength requirement using integrated analysis and simulation
  • Simulate ply layout with optimum fiber orientation to maximize strength using advanced techniques
  • Optimize ply layout, including overlap definition, with embedded knowledge rules