Detailed Description of Workshops in DRD's ANSYS Composite PrepPost Course
Workshops 1 - Introduction to ACP
In this workshop the user will learn how to add predefined composite materials to a project and start ACP from within Workbench. The user will then learn how to define fabrics, rosettes, oriented selection sets, and modeling plies to create a simple composite model.
Workshop 2 - Kiteboard
This workshop demonstrates how to define new composite materials, create stackups, and make section cuts to view the thickness of a composite layup. It also gives users experience with completing a full composite analysis, including defining core thickness using CAD geometry and post-processing of failure criteria.
Workshop 3 - Helix
This workshop demonstrates the use of edge sets and edge-wise rosettes to define composite fiber directions in a complex geometry.
Workshop 4 - T-Joint
This workshop gives the user some experience with using multiple rosettes, multiple oriented selection sets, and tapering of core materials to define complex composite layups.
Workshop 5 - Selection Rules
In this workshop multiple different selection rules are used to create plies that only span certain portions of the geometry in order to create a variable thickness composite model.
Workshop 6 - Draping
This workshop covers the modeling of draped fabric composites, including viewing overlapping regions and exporting flatwrap shapes.
Workshop 7 - Solid Modeling
This workshop uses two models to demonstrate how to create solid composite models, use extrusion guidelines, transfer solid composite data from ACP for analysis in ANSYS Mechanical, and evaluate results on solid models in ACP.
Workshop 8 - Ply Drop Offs on Solid Models
This workshop demonstrates the use of cut-off rules for ply tapering. It also goes through the procedure of applying a resin material to wedge elements in a solid composite model that represent the tapered section where a ply starts or ends.