MSC Materials - Materials Engineering: Modeling and Analysis


This seminar provides an introduction to how to treat a Digimat material model for a Finite Element Analysis of a plastic or composite part that has grain orientations determined by an injection model or draping simulation. By using a Digimat material model, non-linear properties and local microstructure effects of the composite or plastic material can be taken into account. The following Digimat modules will be used: Digimat-MF, Digimat-MX, Digimat-CAE and Digimat-MAP


  • Technical information about the program (licenses, file organization, etc.)
  • Introduction to the graphical user interface, including the CAE codes plug-in
  • Theory of homogenization of the material as well as the models available in Digimat-MF
  • Material database management and automatic calibration in Digimat
  • Digimat coupling with FEA code in Digimat-CAE
  • Introduction of different solution procedures (macro, hybrid, micro) and definition of failure criteria
  • Mapping of fiber orientation tensors, initial/temperature stresses between two different meshes in Digimat-MAP. Theoretical aspects of the mapping procedure
  • Introduction to RVE (representative volume element) design for various composite microstructures including composites with reinforced phases, clusters and decohesion zones, among others, using Digimat-FE
  • Export of RVE to the FEA solver to execute a finite element analysis on the material and post processing of results in Digimat-FE.
  • Guided exercises to implement the different procedures presented during the course


Basic knowledge of materials is recommended. Good knowledge of FEA is required.


2 days

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