Collaborative Composite Design and Structural Analysis specifications

Proposed by the PLMCC of Hanoi


Collaborative mechanical design

Context: Nowadays in the aeronautical field, step by step the use of composites is more and more significant.

For example, they represent more than 50% of the total material of the Boeing 787 or Airbus A350

They are massively used for the wings and for structural elements and skin of the fuselage.


Objective: Design some structural components of the fuselage in composite previously designed in aeronautic sheet metal.
With the Composites Grid Design workshop you will design the new composite components.

With the Composites Design you will verify the manufacturing process

With Abaqus, you will perform a structural Analysis to optimize the design to reinforce the structure and do decrease the weight



3D Data:

The components to be designed in composites are the following

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You will use Catia knowledge to design a set of similar components (Parametric design, Templates, Power copy, optimization)

The system has to be able to reach a precise positioning.

Some Components are still designed in composite.

The Wing:





Also simulated I Abaqus for structural analysis and optimization
Part of the Tail:

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To find your Data search on the 3DEXPERIENCE: MECHANICS_Workstation

Analyze the available Composites components:

 Wing and Tail


Perform a first study of the full Design.

Use the Help of Catia V6.
Use the course material embedded in the platform.
Use the companion of 3DS academy

CATIA (Composite Design and Composite grid design)


-Composite design course ( on 3DS Academy)

-Composite design course (written by PLMCC)

-Wing (Catia V6 files)

– Tail  (Catia V6 files)


Analyze the structure analysis of the wing


Analysis done in Abaqus.

Follow the presentation done by
M. Nguyen Canh Hai.

You also can follow the embedded course material

ABAQUS – Abaqus fundamental course ( on 3DS Academy)

-Abaqus analysis course (written by PLMCC)

-Wing (Abaqus 14 files)



Analyze the Composite design method and choose the best method


Use and compare the manual approach and grid approach in Catia. Application to the cadre structure and fuselage skin of the B_jet CATIA (Composite design and Composite grid design) -Catia V6 files of all B_jet components
Optimization of the Composite design


After have the 1st version of composite design. The fuselage skin and the cadre structure will be analyzed and optimized in Abaqus.

Using the knowledge to adapt to a set similar components

CATIA (Composite grid design) and ABAQUS


Assembly all the composite components When the design step and optimized step finished, all the composite components will be assembled CATIA (Assembly design)


-Full B_jet
Simulation of the manufacturing process of the composites components


choice of a manufacturing process and simulate the manufacturing process of the composites components CATIA (Composite manufacturing)

Deliverables (70% percent of the evaluation):


  • A first video explaining all the methodology of your work: step by step video detailing the full process. The duration of the video could last until 30 minutes. Voice over in English will be appreciated.
  • A second video showing your work: This short video will showcase your work. The duration should last 2 to 5 minutes
  • A technical report (Methodology, calculations…)
  • The exported dataset with all your work (Export in .3Dxml with authoring)


The others 30% will be focused on:

  • Your project’s report (Around 30 pages)
  • Your project’s presentation

Your autonomy and participation