SAMCEF Non-Linear Structure enables you to model large displacements and deformations of structures defined by assembly of different components. Many material laws are available to define the structure properties: linear, elasto-plastic, viscoplastic, viscoelastic, hyperelastic, composite (including delamination and damage) specific laws or user-defined laws. All material parameters can be temperature dependent. The assembly between the components is defined through gluing or contact friction conditions (e.g. fastener).
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Coupled with the definition of kinematical joints in a Finite Element formulation (included in SAMCEF Non-Linear Motion), non-linear flexible mechanisms including meshed components can be analysed. This solution improves the accuracy of vibrations, allow for stress computation inside components without the need to chain results from a pure multi-body tool to a pure non-linear tool.