Numerical Simulation of Composite Materials and Components

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Numerical simulation is an important tool with which to reduce the experimental costs associated with material and component development. Simulations of the microstructure of composites reinforced with fibers and particles make it possible to reliably predict and optimize the thermal and mechanical properties of modern materials such as long-fiber thermoplastics (LFT) and fiber ceramics. Component properties are modified in component simulations to make full use of a material’s potential in operation.