Drape simulation.

Drape simulation provides corrections to the nominal ply fiber direction (orientation) and thickness. These corrections are reflected in drape tables assigned to ply entities. Methods available in HyperMesh are:
  • Kinematic Draping - provides most accurate results. OptiStruct, Radioss, Nastran, Abaqus, ANSYS, and LS-DYNA. For more information, see Kinematic Drape.
  • Drape Estimator - legacy draping in HyperMesh. For more information, see Drape Estimator.
  • Import from external source - draping results can be imported directly from FiberSim. For more information, see FiberSim Reader.

Figure 1.