KTex Family is a set of tools dedicated to modeling composite materials precisely at the scale of the yarns. Additionally, it takes into account the impact of manufacturing processes on their mechanical properties.
CEDREM is a product performance enhancing company, working hand in hand with its customers. This ground breaking company is a team of multidisciplinary engineers and researchers specialized in complex systems analysis under dynamic loadings such as shocks, impacts, ballistics or explosions... Its dynamism and creativity in developing new numerical tools and new composite materials lead to a service at the cutting edge of innovation and new technologies to drive the shaping of new protection products.
All modules included in the KTex Family are integrated with HyperMesh, can simulate any weave (1D, 2D or 3D) and feature a user-friendly GUI.
View of an output given by KTex Winding for a given winding pattern.
Example of a lay-up simulation on a cube shape with a taffetas pattern woven fabric.
Example of a lay-up simulation on a square shape with a taffetas pattern woven fabric.
This is a lay up calculation setup, direct output from KTex LayUp.
Example of a fabric woven in three dimensions, after compaction.
Another example of a 3D woven composite output from KTex Pattern after compaction.
Here is a view of the KTex Pattern output for a given 3D weaving pattern.
This is another example of a 3D woven composite output from KTex Pattern after compaction.
KTex Family is applicable to all industries that deals with composites. The KTex Family of solutions can be used to assess different fiber materials, different weaving patterns and determine which configuration fits the needs best. Any material can be used and completely new weaves can be created.
KTex Family interfaces with Altair's HyperMesh, RADIOSS and OptiStruct.