WoundSim Plugin for Abaqus Makes Composite Tank Design Easy

Are you designing or manufacturing hydrogen tanks or other forms of composite tanks built by layering filaments? If so, WoundSim is an application you should consider. The WoundSim plugin application simplifies the process of designing and simulating composite pressure vessels. This article will outline the tool’s capabilities and what you’ll need to start designing.

Caption: A large COPV in use by NASA. These can vary in scale significantly.

The creators of the WoundSIM program characterize it as follows:

“WoundSim, the new generation software for designing, simulating, and optimizing filament winding [composite] pressure vessels (COPVs). Strong with more than 10 years’ experience on composite pressure vessels, WoundSim developers and mechanical engineers have addressed the many challenges and complexities which arise during the design and simulation of COPVs. The result is a tool providing a new user experience which is simple, fast and greatly simplifies the design process for COPVs. Fully compatible with Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA Abaqus Unified FEA.”

WoundSim is a tool that ensures your composite tanks will not fail under design pressures and conditions specified in the design. It takes input and generates a simulated model by using layering parameters.

WoundSIM Plugin

Since WoundSim is a plug-in for Simulia Abaqus, you will need to own the software to utilize this tool. GSC is a partner of Abaqus, and the resources below can help you learn more about the software:

Once you have grasped those concepts, WoundSim adds additional capabilities inside of the Simulia Abaqus tool. More information on those specifics can be found here:

Interested in Using WoundSim?

GSC directly sells the Abaqus tool and will connect you with the creators of WoundSim to coordinate the plug-in feature. Start a conversation with us – we’ll assist and help you explore this opportunity.

Contact Us!

For additional information please contact us or e-mail our Simulation Product Manager, brandon.donnelly@gsc-3d.com.

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Brandon Donnelly

Brandon mentors customers as a Technical Account Specialist on how to apply simulation technologies to their design process. He has a graduate education in FEA Theory, Optimization, and Structural Dynamics and over 10 years of experience in the engineering industry. Prior to GSC, he designed large span roofing components that were too large to prototype, relying on simulations to predict failure.

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