JEC World 2022

JEC World


Session by Dassault Systemes - Future Composites: Combining Accessible Design, Scalable Simulation & Reliable Manufacture

04 May 2022
Agora 5
Composite design offers a large number of opportunities to enhance structures which combine the expectation of high stiffness and strength. To accurately benefit from the specific properties of composites, a complete virtualization dealing with design, simulation and manufacturing capabilities is expected. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has been developed for that purpose to offer a unique and unified way to virtualize things from real life. Among the different challenges in composites, most challenging ones are:
  • the ability to explore and compare the solutions using composites against homogeneous materials
  • the unified data model to limit data transfer between tools
  • the ability to model complex simulations along the manufacturing process
  • the ability to propose compliant new design and composites layups

To demonstrate how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and Dassault-Systèmes knowledge offers a new approach to composite design, we have invited some of our customers, partners and experts to share their approach on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

Simulate, design and fabricate composites on a collaborative platform by Olivier SAPPIN, CATIA Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes
A unified and integrated collaborative Platform for Composites design, simulation & manufacturing.

A combined design & simulation environment to optimize structure from Thickness Distribution to Manufacturable Plies by Pierre Yves MECHIN, Etienne ARDOUIN and Daniel PYZAK, Dassault Systèmes
Discover how the Modeling-Simulation approach, based on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, transforms the discipline of composites and creates more value for our customers. Several significant developments in solutions from both Dassault Systèmes and its partners enhance the Composites conceptual design process.

CATFiber DFM: a Design for manufacturing solution to reduce costs and time to market of composite parts by François MELOCCO, Chief Software Officer, Coriolis Composites
Through a strong partnership that links both companies since many years, Coriolis adds value to DS solutions for Composites and detailled design & manufacturing processes have improved.

From nano to macro behavior: a digital twin for the material performance by Stephen TODD and Pierre Yves MECHIN, Dassault Systèmes
What are the advances in the field of Materials Science?

3DEXPERIENCE Platform as a game changer for Composites by Olivier SAPPIN, CATIA Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes



  • Etienne ARDOUIN, Senior Technical Sales Engineer, CATIA Expert, Dassault Systèmes
  • Pierre-Yves MECHIN, R&D Composites Apps Manager, Dassault Systèmes
  • Francois MELOCCO, Chief Software Officer, Coriolis Composites
  • Daniel PYZAK, Technical Director, Dassault Systèmes
  • Olivier SAPPIN, CEO CATIA, Dassault Systèmes
  • Stephen TODD, BIOVIA Senior Strategy Specialist, Dassault Systèmes
Roberto FRASSINE, President - European Composites Industry Association
Ignaas VERPOEST, Emeritus Professor - Composite Materials Group , KU Leuven
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