Granta Material News, March 2013

  1. Exploring MaterialUniverse as a hub to link related reference data—this example focuses on plastics, demonstrating MaterialUniverse, CAMPUS, and Prospector Plastics (previously known as 'IDES Plastics').
  2. Getting material models into CAE—this example shows how you can import materials models, with full traceability, to Abaqus/CAE using either exporters or MI:Materials Gateway

Tip 1: Exploring MaterialUniverse as a hub to link related reference data

MaterialUniverse, CAMPUS, and Prospector Plastics (previously known as 'IDES Plastics').

This video tip, taken from a recent GRANTA MI user training session, takes a look at some of the plastics data modules available from Granta. Using the new GRANTA MI Version 6 software, we start with a brief tour MaterialUniverse, which is particularly strong in its coverage of plastics, elastomers, and polymer composites. Each record contains engineering, environmental, and cost data, compiled from leading reference sources and designed to enable like-for-like comparisons across the whole spectrum of material and processing possibilities. New links between MaterialUniverse and other reference data, here illustrated with IDES and CAMPUS Plastics, make MaterialUniverse the perfect 'hub'. Similar links with other reference data, such as metals and composites, mean this approach is equally important across a wide range of industries.

The three data modules shown in this video tip are also available within CES Selector. Join our upcoming webinar on making optimal material decisions about polymers to find out more 

   

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Tip 2: Getting material models into CAE

Import materials models, with full traceability, to Abaqus/CAE using either exporters or MI:Materials Gateway

GRANTA MI manages corporate materials data, complemented by access to a comprehensive catalog of valuable materials reference information and material models. For computer aided engineering, it is important to be able to transfer these models accurately into the CAE system.

This video tip contains two extracts from a recent Granta webinar looking at GRANTA MI:Materials Gateways. We first see materials information stored within GRANTA MI (and viewed within a web browser). Material models can be quickly and easily exported in a variety of formats—the example here looks at exporters for Abaqus/CAE.

The tip then goes on to show a more integrated approach. GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway for Abaqus/CAE enables users of the Abaqus/CAE software from the SIMULIA brand of Dassault Systèmes to directly access and use validated CAE materials models from a GRANTA MI database, while working in their familiar CAE environment. We see how the tool opens a window within Abaqus/CAE that connects to a GRANTA MI database on your corporate network, allowing you to search and browse the available materials, view their datasheets, choose applicable CAE materials models, and then import these models directly to your CAE environment, complete with full traceability information. All of these tasks can be performed quickly, interactively, and with no risk of error due to data transfer.

Read more about Granta's growing range of material information applications for CAD, CAE, and PLM 

   

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