Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programsExplore Industry
Integration of mechanical, software and electronic systems technologies for vehicle systemsExplore Industry
Product innovation through effective management of integrated formulations, packaging and manufacturing processesExplore Industry
New product development leverages data to improve quality and profitability and reduce time-to-market and costsExplore Industry
Supply chain collaboration in design, construction, maintenance and retirement of mission-critical assetsExplore Industry
Integration of manufacturing process planning with design and engineering for today’s machine complexityExplore Industry
Visibility, compliance and accountability for insurance and financial industriesExplore Industry
Shipbuilding innovation to sustainably reduce the cost of developing future fleetsExplore Industry
Siemens PLM Software, a leader in media and telecommunications software, delivers digital solutions for cutting-edge technology supporting complex products in a rapidly changing market.Explore Industry
“Personalized product innovation” through digitalization to meet market demands and reduce costsExplore Industry
Faster time to market, fewer errors for Software DevelopmentExplore Industry
Siemens PLM Fiber Orientation
Fiber orientation refers to the simulation of the optimal placement of fibers in the fabrication of composite materials. As the primary load-bearing members in a composite material, the orientation of the fibers is essential to the physical properties of the material. By simulating fiber orientation, engineers can not only predict the behavior and characteristics of composite materials, but also determine the manufacturing methodology that will most consistently and cost-effectively place the fibers in the intended orientation.
For example, certain manufacturing processes such as weaving or sewing may be more prone to placing fibers in a way that deviates from the intended orientation – which can cause unexpected behaviors in the final material. Using this knowledge, engineers can either compensate by taking the potential for these deviations into account during the quality assessment stage, find a more accurate method of manufacture, or revise the orientation of the fibers in the material.