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. Project Cassidy allows you to import your own 3D part geometry for composite plates and simulate the response for a specific laminate and load configuration. Project Cassidy walks through the simulation steps required for composite materials by helping you build laminates, define material orientations of the laminate on the geometry, and simulate the plate under bending loads. Project Cassidy graphically informs you of maximum displacements, failure indices, factors of safety, and even displays the material orientations of the laminate on the 3D geometry. Part weight and thickness is displayed after a composite laminate is applied to the geometry.
On Thursday of last week, I posted a new build for download. Technology previews have a time-bomb built into them so no one confuses them with perpetual functionality. At the appointed time, the technology preview stops working. The limited time frame allows teams to preview a technology, get feedback, analyze the feedback, and make a decision as to what to do next with the technology. In the case of Project Cassidy, your time to provide feedback has been extended to October 15, 2014. You can email your feedback to [email protected] or post to the discussion forum on the Autodesk Labs site.
Bending like Beckham is alive in the lab.