According to LMS and e-Xstream, until now, reliable and computationally inexpensive simulation methods for composite durability assessment were unavailable, making it difficult to realistically implement them into the digital design cycle. The combined LMS and e-Xstream tools and services bridge the gap between manufacturing simulation results and the prediction and improvement of composite fatigue behaviour.

“An accurate prediction of composite fatigue performance requires in-depth knowledge of fatigue and the anisotropic, heterogeneous and process-dependent behaviour of composite materials," says Dr Roger Assaker, CEO of e-Xstream. "Combining our mutual expertise and software capabilities will add accuracy and predictability to the benefit of our common customer base.”

These solutions will premiere at the LMS European Vehicle Conference in May 2011 in Munich, Germany. 

LMS International provides mechatronic simulation software, testing systems and engineering services for the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries.

e-Xstream engineering is a software and engineering services company focused on state-of-the-art multi-scale modelling of advanced composite materials and structures. Its DIGIMAT non-linear multi-scale material and structure modelling platform is used across various industries.