Project Cassidy is our free technology preview of a composite plate bending simulation tool that allows designers and engineers to optimize composite layups for complex-geometry plates under bending loads. Cassidy lets you import your own 3D part geometry for composite plates and simulate the responses for a specific laminate and load configuration. Project Cassidy walks you through the simulation steps required for composite materials by helping you build laminates, define material orientations of the laminate on the geometry through draping simulation, and simulate the plate under bending. Project Cassidy graphically shows you maximum displacements, failure indices, factors of safety, and material orientations of the laminate on the 3D geometry. Part weight and thickness are displayed after a composite laminate is applied to the geometry.
Doug Kenik is a Product Line Manager in our DLS (Design, Lifecycle, and Simulation) division. DLS is the team hosting Project Cassidy on Autodesk Labs. Dog made a video to help would-be Project Cassidy participants understand more about composites and the design of composite laminates. Check out this video:
If you want to get started for yourself with Project Cassidy, you can join the project:
You can send your feedback to labs.cassidy@autodesk,com or post in the discussion forum on the site.
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