Numerical simulation of composite materials and components

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Numerical simulation is an important tool to reduce the experimental efforts associated with material and component development. Simulations of the microstructure of composites reinforced with fibers and particles enable a reliable prediction and optimization of the thermal and mechanical properties for modern materials such as long-fiber thermoplastics (LFT) and fiber ceramics. Structural components are designed such that the full lightweight potential of the material is employed.



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