Composite

Our CoC Composite focuses on the all-round development of products made from fiber-reinforced materials. Our competence includes consultation, concept elaboration and product development right through to the production of tools and components. In the interests of accelerated, cutting-edge knowledge building and intensive development in this futureoriented key technology, ARRK Engineering joined the association Carbon Composites e.V. back in 2012, and the leading-edge cluster MAI Carbon shortly afterwards. We are therefore part of a competence network consisting of scientists and small, medium and large-scale companies.

Consultation

  • Concept analysis and assessment
  • Material and process qualification
  • Material laboratory qualification
  • Development of methods for material qualification
  • Test laboratory qualification
  • Production technology and materials definition
  • Design assessment
  • Design strategy
  • Evaluation of CAE & simulation results

Concept development

  • Requirements analysis and composite component design
  • Test method development
  • Fiber and production-based concepts
  • Design, simulation and optimisation
  • Increasing the level of integration by the use of fiber composite materials
  • Definition of material specifications and manufacturing technologies
  • Tool concept
  • Weight estimation and analysis
  • Safety strategies
  • Design principles

Product development

  • Material parameter determination and transfer to material cards for the simulation
  • Quasi static and dynamic test facilities
  • Fiber-based design of individual parts and assemblies
  • Layer build-up, layer optimisation and drape simulation
  • Static and dynamic analyses of simulation
  • Crash & crush simulations
  • Acoustic analyses and tests
  • Definition of test and validation procedures
  • Interpretation, analysis and documentation of test results
  • Thermo-mechanical analyses
  • Hybrid construction techniques
  • Life cycle testing

Production

  • Production and process documentation (laser cuts, laser projection data, laminate books)
  • Aerodynamic and thermal optimisation of manufacturing processes
  • Design prototypes
  • Function prototypes
  • Low volume production

Tools & production systems

  • Tool development
  • Production-based tool design (steel and composite tools)
  • Mould filling simulation
  • Optimisation of handling and production systems (lightweight construction & functional integration)

Tools

  • Simulation: ANSA, HyperMesh, MSC Patran / Nastran, Abaqus Implizit, Abaqus Explizit, Ansys, Pamcrash, LS-Dyna, Optistruct, Flow Simulations, THESEUS-FE
  • Design: CATIA V5, CPD, Pro Engineer, FiberSIM