Ansys Composite PrepPost

Efficient Engineering of Layered Composite structures

Composite materials are formed from the combination of two or more layered materials, each having very different properties. Composite materials have become a standard for manufacturing products that are both light and strong.  Additionally, composites provide enough flexibility so that products with complex shapes, such as boat hulls or surfboards, can be manufactured.

Modeling the Composite Stackings and Orientations

Ansys Composite PrepPost software provides all the necessary functionality for the analysis of layered composite structures. An intuitive interface efficiently defines materials, plies and stacking sequences. Materials can be accurately oriented on the structures using very flexible tools based on coordinate systems definitions.


User interface and material definitions


Understanding the Product’s Performance

Ansys Composite PrepPost software offers a wide choice of state-of-the-art failure criteria, along with post-processing capabilities to allow an in-depth investigation of product behavior. The results for the structure can be looked at globally, or viewed in detail down to the layer level, which enables users to identify accurately reasons a structure could potentially fail. Design iterations can easily be performed to take into account geometric changes or material variations.

Global results on the model



Display of most critical failure criteria


Toward Manufacturing

Useful for the analysis of an end product, the draping capabilities of Ansys Composite PrepPost software allow users to correctly identify the exact orientation of every layer of the composite. A flat-wrap capability and the ability to create ply books help in product manufacturing.

Draping and flat-wrap


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