Aerospace is undoubtedly the largest industry which makes use of composite materials in all their applications. Military aircraft, commercial aircraft, business jets, helicopters, spacecraft, etc., make substantial use of high-performance composite materials for both the internal as well as external components. The common aerospace composites include carbon fiber and fiberglass reinforced matrix systems.
Due to the property enhancement benefits of composites, they are currently being used in a wide range of industries including appliance, aerospace, civil infrastructure, automotive, transportation, construction, farming, electrical, construction, marine, corrosive environments, among several others.
Composite materials are majorly classified based on the reinforcement material used in it. This reinforcement material is carefully embedded into the matrix to strengthen the final product. The common types of composites include random fiber reinforced, short fiber reinforced, continuous fiber-reinforced, long fiber reinforced, particulate reinforced, filler reinforced, and flake reinforced composites.
A composite material that is used in construction is a material generated from two or more materials with different characteristics. When combined as a composite material, the physical and chemical property of the final product is different and much more enhanced than the individual components.
Composite materials are generally used for applications which require high stiffness and strength and low thermal conductivity. From the aircraft structures to the automobile parts, composite materials have the capability of replacing the heavy-duty metal parts. When used as a component in a structure, it significantly improves the tensile strength, toughness and creep resistance of [...]
A composite engineer is an individual who works with the composite materials like fiberglass, Kevlar, graphite and other such materials to create and repair products. A composite engineer may be asked to fabricate composite material parts or they may be even asked to use their engineering and manufacturing knowledge to fix parts and products made [...]
The different types of FEA have constantly been developed to meet the needs in emerging engineering domains. The types of FEA methods that are currently being used in a vast number of applications include Extended Finite Element Method or XFEM, Generalized Finite Element Method or GFEM, Mixed Finite Element Method, hp-Finite Element Method, and Discontinuous [...]
The applications of FEA are seen in several engineering domains including geotechnical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, bio-engineering, and meteorology.
FEA is used by several industries due to the following benefits. It can be used to generate a physical response of a structure or product in any location, which also includes the locations which were ignored during the implementation of an analytical approach. Potentially dangerous and destructive load conditions and various failure modes can be [...]
Finite Element Analysis or FEA is a very powerful tool for analysis, and due to this the domains which make use of this tool are plenty. These industries include the ones in manufacturing, industrial machinery and equipment, construction and architecture, automotive and transport, aerospace, consumer goods, electronics, valves and pumps, energy and chemical processing.