Digimat Student Edition

Digimat is a state-of-the-art multiscale material modelling technology that accelerates the development process for composite materials and structures. Digimat enables detailed analyses of materials on the microscopic level and to derive micromechanical material models suited for multiscale coupling of the micro- and macroscopic level. Digimat material models provide the means to combine processing simulation with structural FEA. This means to move towards more predictive simulation by taking into account the influence of processing conditions on the performance of the finally produced part.

As an efficient and predictive tool Digimat helps its users to design and manufacture innovative materials and parts with great efficiency in time and costs. The Digimat community is spread all around the world with major customers in Europe, America and Asia. Digimat is relied upon by major Material Suppliers, Tier1s and OEMS throughout various industries – such as automotive, aerospace, defence, electrics & electronics, etc.

Digimat Student Edition will provide you with the simulation tools to accurately and efficiently predict your material model and gain experience in using Digimat. You will be able to get more insights in to the modelling and design of composite materials and structures with the help of:

  • Digimat-MF: the mean field homogenization tool to rapidly compute the macroscopic performance of composite materials from their per-phase properties and microstructure definition.
  • Digimat-FE: a tool to generate realistic (stochastic) Representative Volume Elements (RVEs) for a large variety of material microstructures that can as well rely on external geometric microstructure description such as micro CT-scan or molecular dynamic results.
  • Digimat-AM: a unique solution to simulate the printing process helping printer manufacturers and end-users to identify manufacturing issues and optimize printing parameters for productivity and final part performance prior to printing the first part.

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The following e-Learning courses are available through a D&E e-Learning subscription. Click here to learn how to register.

  • Introduction to Multi-scale Material Modeling using Digimat

    Online Self-Paced Course
    Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

    The objective of the Digimat Introductory Training is to give a first view of the Digimat products to a new customer or prospect. The content of this training focuses on the workflow and the hands-on exercises. The theoretical aspects of Digimat's capabilities are not presented.


    • Digimat-MF & Digimat-MX – Definition and calibration of a Digimat material
    • Digimat-RP – Use of a Digimat material in Marc structural analysis. Capture the anisotropic and non-linear behavior of the material.


  • Chopped Fiber Reinforced Plastic

    Online Self-Paced Course
    Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

    Key to the success of your structural application is to take into account the effect of the manufacturing process that drives the local microstructure in the composite component. Because composite materials exhibit a highly anisotropic behaviour, the local microstructure will contribute to the composite material and final component performances. This course will enable you to implement a complete solution to be able to optimize and validate the structural design of your part, assess its feasibility and evaluate its performances, including stiffness and failure among others. The methodology is developed with a specific focus on the best practices of the software usage and a comprehensive understanding of the results.

    In this training, the following suite of Digimat modules will be covered:

    • Digimat-MF is used to understand and create a Digimat material model. A Digimat material model is predictive for any microstructure and loading condition.
    • Digimat-MX enables to reverse-engineer a Digimat material model from experimental data. The Digimat material database contains an extensive set of Digimat material models provided by different material suppliers and can further be extended with your data.
    • Digimat-MAP is used to transfer manufacturing data from a processing mesh to the structural mesh of your application.
    • Digimat-RP provides an easy, complete and comprehensive solution to couple manufacturing data and Digimat material models with the CAE code of your choice. A fiber orientation estimator integrated within the solution will also be presented.


  • Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastic

    Online Self-Paced Course
    Course Materials, Workshops with Model Files

    Many of the arising new technologies are owed to the development of new composite materials. The material properties determine the performances that can be achieved. The in-depth and thorough understanding of materials at the microscopic scale is therefore required to predict the performances at the macroscopic scale. In this course, you will gain insight into materials and investigate the microscopic mechanisms that dominate the macroscopic properties. You will virtually evaluate the performance of new composite materials to be able to identify promising candidates providing the targeted features. The training will also consider tips and recommendations for the calibration of new composite materials.

    In this training, the following suite of Digimat modules will be covered:

    • Digimat-MF relies on the mean field homogenization to combine the per-phase properties of the composite constituents with microstructural information to generate a model-based representative volume element.
    • Digimat-MX will assist you in the procedure to determine the constituents’ parameters that enable to predict the composite performances.
    • Digimat-FE considers a finite element analysis of a realistic representative volume element to gain an in-depth view into composites by direct investigation.
    • Digimat-VA is used to generate virtual allowable and compute the behaviour of unnotched, open hole and filled hole coupons among others