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References for VALIMAT & IMPETUS

The material Hostacom XBR169, a talc filled PP, was characterized and material cards based on three common material models were generated and compared. Finally, failure was considered and the resulting material card *MAT_SAMP-1 with *MAT_ADD_EROSION (GISSMO) was validated on a small part.

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Thermoplastics 1 Thermoplastics 2

This example shows the usage of *MAT_215/ *MAT_4A_MICROMEC, which is a micromechanically based material model with plasticity and strain rate dependence. Using such a model the anisotropy because of the resulting fiber orientation can be reproduced very well.

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Reinforced thermoplastics 1 Reinforced thermoplastics 2

Within a project with Magna a material card for an organic sheet was generated and validated using a hat section.

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Composites 1

In a project together with Magna the front hood for BMW M3 CRT made of fiber composites was characterized.

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Foams / Honeycomb 1

Another project was to test and characterize Confor Blue Foam 45, which is an open cell polyurethane foam and used in energy absorber elements in car safety technology. The testing was done in compression mode.

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Foams / Honeycomb 2

The weather strip from TOYOTA was tested by compression using a special support. The diagram shows the result for force-displacement.

Components 1

Another example is the determination of the crash behavior of a wire harness.

Components 2

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