Autodesk Helius PFA - Powerful tools for progressive failure analysis

Helius PFA software, provides fast, accurate and flexible tools for enhanced FEA of composite structures, including progressive failure analysis.

Helius PFA offers tools for failure analysis and FEA analysis early in the product development process.

 


Efficient failure analysis capabilities -

See how Helius PFA software provides accurate, efficient composite simulation and failure analysis to help you reduce testing and shorten design cycles.

Helius PFA features

 

Advanced Material Exchange


Structural assemblies - Map manufacturing data to structural FEA meshes


As-manufactured simulation using Moldflow - Import Moldflow data for improved accuracy




Residual strains - Include manufacturing effects in your simulation


Support for Moldflow materials - Incorporate Moldflow materials into your FEA code



Multiple Analysis Type


Static analysis - Apply static loading and simulate progressive failure


Explicit analysis - Simulate dynamic failure events




Fatigue analysis - Determine the fatigue life of your structure



Advanced Composite Analysis


Compression material response - Include compressive states in your simulations


Compression material response - Include compressive states in your simulations




Progressive failure analysis- Simulate the progression of composite failure


Composite delamination - Predict intraply and interply failure




Reduced mesh sensitivity - Control material degradation for your structure


Multiscale analysis - Start and spread damage at the fiber/matrix level




Element deletion - Work within standards to remove simulation elements



Process Efficiency


Convergence and computational efficiency - Increase the convergence rate of nonlinear FEA


Simplified material input - Customize prepopulated material library, or use as is




Direct FEA integration - Enhance existing Abaqus, ANSYS, or NASTRAN FEA