Design & SimulationApril 17, 2023

ArtificiaI Intelligence, sustainable impact, Virtuals Twins in the composite industry, with CATIA CEO Olivier Sappin @ JEC WORLD 2023

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In few days will occur JEC WORLD 2023 with the participation of Dassault Systèmes and it composites solutions!

We interviewed Olivier Sappin, CATIA CEO, about his Insights of Artificial Intelligence in the composites industry

Olivier Sappin, How would you describe the main Artificial Intelligence inputs in the composites industry?

Here is my Insights of Artificial Intelligence in the composites industry: The components, structure and performance requirements of composite materials are becoming increasingly complex. Traditional methods based on experience, theoretical modeling and physics based numerical simulation are reaching their limits in their capabilities for discovering new materials, predicting properties of complex structure of fibers and multiscale materials ( such as thermo-mechanical properties ) , optimizing the design & manufacturing , assessing the defects, inspecting the quality and monitoring the in-situ health of composite materials ( via sensors ) Artificial intelligence and its data-driven models is able to understand complex phenomena that are difficult to discover by traditional simulation methods. Our MODSIM approach based on our 3DEXPERIENCE platform is combining the best technologies for modeling & simulation with specific applications to support composite end to end process.

To what extend your solutions enable manufacturers to reach mass production levels and also reduce environmental impact?

The 3DEXPERIENCE Composites solution covers the entire composite material process through a single platform, from material discovery to concept exploration to design to manufacturing & production, recycling and end of life. Covering the entire value chain is key to meet the mass production and sustainability challenges of the industry. Only talking about design, a well-designed Composites part involves less development time, less prototyping, and less tests. It also saves material, which directly translate into cost, weight savings and allow on demand adaptation for each user, a strength that is really key for Hopper. Another aspect which results from right 1st time designed component is a longer lifespan, hence less maintenance.

In the current context of technological acceleration which could be the benefits of Virtual Twin for composite materials producers and manufacturers?

Virtual twin will allow composite engineers to reduce time-to-market and explore many more alternatives to make the right trade-off. The proof is Vertical Aerospace which is building its entire revolutionary aircraft on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform from design process to certification and full traceability throughout its lifecycle. Dassault Systèmes Virtual twin based on 3DEXPERIENCE platform enable our client to transform siloed organization with end to end approach and collaboration between concept, Engineering, manufacturing & maintenance.

Join us at the JEC World 2023, on April 25-27, 2023.

For 3 days, Dassault Systèmes is back at the JEC, the world’s leading event dedicated to composites!

Visit us at Booth D41, Hall 6 (next to Coriolis) for further insights into:

  • Modeling-Simulation: the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform delivers the most advanced solutions for composites in a unique and unified environment. The digital composite design contains the parameters of composite trade-off, which can be evaluated earlier and iterated throughout the design development process, using advanced simulation.
  • Manufacturing: on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, manufacturing constraints are taken into account early in the design process for productibility checks, making it possible to define and export a complete process to the shop floor, optimized and validated through a simulation process.

During 3 days, meet our CATIA, SIMULIA, DELMIA, and BIOVIA experts at their booth to discuss the process from design to simulation to manufacturing preparation to optimization. More, we will be on stage on Composite Exchange to showcase our latest solutions:

  • April 26, from 3:30 to 3:55 pm, in Agora 6: “Reduce environmental footprint and make sport more accessible by use of Composites Design and Simulation 3DEXPERIENCE Solutions”
  • April 27, from 2:00 to 2:25 pm, in Agora 5: “Digital continuity and Virtual Twin Experience for Composites to hit product performance and cost targets with 3DEXPERIENCE Specialized solutions”

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