Modelling and simulation

Which material is suitable for your application?
Find out - with Nordmetall.

We convert material characteristics into material models to make your simulation reliable

Do you need reliable information about how your material responds to compressive loading or changes in temperature? Or how your material behaves during highly dynamic impact or crash processes? Do you have a material model already and want to have it parameterized?

Nordmetall is your dependable partner. We provide you with everything from a single source, from material characterization to the finished material card.

Our specialists take the material characteristics that were obtained carefully in the test laboratory and convert them into material models, using constitutive equations that are suitable for the behavior. From these models, we develop validated material cards for commercial solvers such as LS-Dyna® or Impetus® or other solvers on request. Material cards describe the strength behavior and failure behavior of your material. We also take into account the behavior of the material under multiaxial, dynamic, and temperature-dependent loading.

We offer material cards for all technically relevant materials:

  • For metals (e.g., construction steels, armor steel, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, etc.)
  • For ceramics and glass
  • For plastics and fiber-reinforced plastics
  • For construction materials
  • For wood and paper
  • For bio materials

Work with us to define your requirements for FE simulations with reliable material data!

The following parameters define the cost of materials testing as the basis for the reliability of your material model:

  • Temperature range
  • Strain rate range
  • Simulation quality

What are material models?

Material models quantify physical material properties, that is, the ability of your material to respond to physical influences. Material models mathematically reproduce the functional relationship between the material behavior (mathematical material variables) and the physical influence (mathematically constitutive variable). The result is a constitutive equation and a solver-specific material card.

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Save valuable development time and costs: simulate the behavior of your virtual prototype on the basis of reliable material models

Develop your product with Nordmetall as your dependable partner:

  1. We test your material and collect material characteristics describing its behavior under various mechanical loads, changes in temperature, and influences in the highly dynamic range.
  2. We convert the material characteristics into a constitutive material model.
  3. We use the material model to develop a validated material card for numerical and FEM simulation. We offer:
    1. Constitutive equations for the simulation of forming, cutting, blasting, and penetrating processes
    2. Constitutive description of material behavior and highly dynamic impact and crash processes
    3. Strength and failure modeling
    4. Material cards for commercial solvers such as LS-Dyna® or Impetus®, etc.
  4. As an alternative, we parameterize existing material models for you.
  5. We validate your simulations with careful component testing.

We specialize in crash processes, machining and forming processes, and blasting and penetration processes (explicit calculation). We also perform static calculations on load-bearing structures or complex machines and dynamic calculations for assemblies.