K-State Innovation Partners announces the release of DFCA Version 3.0. DFCA Version 3.0 consists of two new modules: Textile Process Simulator and Fabric Micro-Geometry & FE Mesh Analyzer.
Textile Process Simulator is a new module, which can be applied to simulate the 3-D weaving process and analyze mechanics during the manufacturing process.
Fabric Micro-Geometry & FE Mesh Analyzer can be applied to determine realistic filament- and yarn-level microgeometry for a 3-D woven fabric and generate conformal FE mesh for the fabric reinforced composite unit cell. The FE mesh can then be exported to commercial code, such as ANSYS.