PSIMultiscale3D™ provides an innovative way to analyze the micro-scale and macro-scale of a structure. Multiscale analysis utilizes micromechanics and fracture mechanics approaches in a two-way coupled finite element model to predict behavior at different length scales.
As the micro scale evolves and cracks evolve and propagate, it weakens the overall structure in the global or macro-scale. Essentially the effects of micro-cracks are included in the global structure.
- Multiscale analysis of materials
- Two-way coupled analysis