JEC Americas Spring

Atlanta, GA, USA

May 13-15, 2014

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Granta Booth Number: 4618

Stop by booth 114 and pick up your own pot of fun viscoelastic material!

Do something silly in Atlanta…

If you're visiting JEC Americas in Atlanta on May 13-15, find us on Booth 4618 where we'll be playing with Silly Putty®. Stop by and pick up your own pot of fun viscoelastic material! It's not such a silly idea: Silly Putty is great for illustrating some unusual material properties. And material properties are what Granta is all about.

…then do something sensible:

Join Granta's Deborah Mies, who will be speaking on "Understanding composite materials property data: why design data and finite element input data can vary" on Wednesday, May 14, at 8:30am, in the Industrial Sectors - Aeronautics: lightweight technical composite structures session. Read the abstract below.

Arrange a meeting

Or meet us on Booth 4618, where we will be discussing how we help engineering organizations to manage, analyze, and apply critical data on materials and processes to meet the particular challenges of working with complex composite information:

  • Integrate in-house test, QA, and design data with leading aerospace references e.g., NCAMP, AGATE, CMH-17, Firehole Composites
  • Ensure a fast, reliable, and traceable materials data workflow in automotive simulations e.g., for crash, molding, draping, and materials modeling
  • Benefit from greater statistical confidence, pushing materials closer to their performance limits e.g., for wind turbine applications
  • Identify market opportunities with materials-focused competitive analysis and positioning tools for material producers

Why not arrange a meeting with us?

Drop us an email to arrange a time to meet us on Booth 4618 .

Granta's Presentation

Granta Speaker: Deborah Mies

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:30am, Industrial Sectors - Aeronautics: lightweight technical composite structures, Booth A313

Understanding composite materials property data: why design data and finite element input data can vary

This presentation covers the latest results from an ongoing research program within the Materials Data Management Consortium ( focused on bridging the gap between design data (property data generally created within materials and process groups) and the “input deck” data required by the finite element modeling and product development communities. This gap can prevent materials knowledge that has taken considerable time and effort to amass from being applied effectively in simulation, and it can mean that simulation is not always based on the best available materials data.

Why does this gap arise? The building block approach for designing materials characterization programs and property development projects has long been accepted by advanced composite materials experts as meeting demanding safety and performance specifications. Developed for the aerospace sector, it is now used in one form or another in most key composites industries. However, making the resultant information available to downstream users in the finite element community usually requires further data processing or testing. This transformation is needed in order to meet the specific requirements of simulation software tools and element formulations. But materials engineers are often unaware of these exact demands and a lack of tools can mean that the process for transforming the data requires manual input, risking error – particularly when dealing with the multi-component world of composites.

The Composites Subcommittee of the MDMC (including organizations such as Boeing, Airbus Helicopters, Honeywell, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce) has guided the development of tools and database schema to bridge the gap and generate fully traceable PMC, CMC and MMC design data and CAE input decks.