Composite Structures Performance Engineer

Use the Composite Structures Performance Engineer Role to model and validate composite designs for stiffness, strength, and performance requirements, to reduce costs in composite structure prototypes and testing

The SIMULIA 3DEXPERIENCE Composite Structures Performance Engineer (CYE) Role brings end-to-end composite layup designs, material modeling, cut section evaluation – to composite product mesh and assembly, and ultimately composite product performance – to meet or exceed your product minimum weight and high strength requirements – all in 3DEXPERIENCE.

Composite Structures Performance Engineer is comprised of: Structural Performance Engineer (SFO) plus Composites Simulation Engineer extension (former SCI).

Composite structures play a vital role in products for lightweight strength and durability.  The Aerospace and Defense industry has led many breakthroughs with composites design in large aircraft, and all future aircraft programs.  Composites are predominant in other industries, like boat hulls and sports equipment.  And composite materials are ever-increasing in automotive parts, medical products, high tech components, industrial building materials, etc.

SIMULIA Composite Structures Performance

SIMULIA Composite Structures Performance

To meet these demands and be competitive, manufacturers need to empower their Product Engineering teams with an integrated platform for composite structures design, modeling, and simulation.  Dassault Systemes has been a leader in composites design and modeling, starting with its CATIA Composite Design and Manufacturing apps, and SIMULIA Composite enablement app for meshing, modeling, and simulation of CATIA composites designs.  To leverage technologies, SIMULIA’s Composite Structures Performance Engineer has been created for the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to add the composites capabilities to its one of its flagship roles, Structural Performance Engineer.

Composite Structures Performance Engineer brings a model-based process, seamless collaboration between engineers and project stakeholders, for informed discussions and accelerated product release.  Powered by 3DEXPERIENCE platform, composites product engineering is fully design-associative, with cloud modeling and computing options, for product innovation in a next generation virtual engineering environment.

Composite Structures Performance Engineer

Composite Structures Results

Composite Structures Performance Engineer Benefits

  • Validate composite design with associated strength criteria;
  • Efficiently design ply layup and material orientation to achieve required stiffness and strength while optimizing weight;
  • Composite component modeling with fundamental static, frequency, and buckling simulation;
  • Reduce cost of prototyping and manufacturing via early phase design-simulation to reduce time for composite product delivery.

Composite Structures Performance Engineer Highlights

  • Adds Composites modeling and simulation to Structural Performance Engineer role
  • Support for all 3 CATIA Composite definitions: Ply, Zone, and Grid;
  • Simulation traceability to composite ply and stackup design, for quick iterative variational studies;
  • Core Linear analysis capabilities, weight minimization, and tensile strength to failure
Related Software


SIMULIA software accelerates the process of evaluating the performance, reliability and safety of materials and products before committing to physical prototypes.



Connect with other 3DEXERIENCE roles and take advantage of  cloud-computing power for your analysis

SIMULIA data management
Interaction between CAD & PLM

With Structural Performance Engineer, users build simulation models directly on the design geometry.

Tight associativity with CATIA and SOLIDWORKS means that simulation and CAD always remain synchronized even after design changes. It provides access to advanced simulation technology within a consistent and intuitive interface.

SIMULIA large scale visualization
Large-scale Visualization

Visualization tools support efficient post-processing of large-scale simulation data including an option to use remote machines for rendering and visualization computation.

Composite Structures Performance Engineer enables interrogation of realistic simulation results with speed, clarity, and control for enhanced decision making.

Thermal Fatigue Simulation with Simulia fe-safe TURBOLife
High Performance Computing

Extensive tools and controls for results display can be used for advanced and collaborative post-processing while utilizing High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to perform results visualization.

Simulation Review application offers Web based visualization of the geometry and simulation results for a unique collaborative experience around Simulation assets.


The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured environment for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe-no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.

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