Our Ansys stress analysis software and services are regularly employed for concept development and validation in many industries that use polymer materials.
In addition to homogenous polymers, we work with clients to simulate the draping of long fibre composites and moulding of short fibre composite materials to predict orientation and density of reinforcing materials.
We can then use standard composite data and/or resultant material properties from a process model within a structural analysis using Ansys or other FEA software. This capability is supported by specialised tools that assist the detailed investigation of composite material behaviour, including progressive failure analysis.
We also have experiencing working with rubber materials with fibre reinforcement, including seals.
Indeed, we have extensive knowledge of modelling seal performance in general, including ageing and explosive decompression issues, through both simulation and desktop studies.
With our Ansys Polyflow solution, we can also work with clients to model the extrusion processes sometimes used within seal manufacture, in addition to blow-moulding of plastic packaging products. As with Moldex3D, this capability helps engineers improve product quality and increase throughput while reducing tooling costs.
We are a training supplier to the First Polymer Training SkillNet.