Testing and Analysis of Elastomers for Users of Abaqus

Introduction

This is a hands-on workshop covering material testing, material modeling and finite element analysis of elastomers. Instructors from SIMULIA and Axel Products, Inc. present an integrated testing and analysis workshop featuring the experimental facilities of Axel Products, Inc. and the Abaqus software. Attendees perform elastomer experiments using laboratory instruments to create data appropriate for use in building elastomer material models in FEA. Material models are then developed and examined on workstations running Abaqus.

This workshop is held at the Axel Products facility in Ann Arbor, MI. (directions to Axel)

Workshop Outline

  • Mechanics of Elastomers:
  • Hyperelastic Material Models and Curve Fitting for:
    • Neo-Hookean
    • Mooney-Rivlin
    • Ogden
    • Arruda-Boyce
    • Gent
  • Laboratory Experiments:
    • Simple Tension
    • Pure Shear
    • Biaxial Extension
    • Volumetric Compression
    • Viscoelastic Property Measurements
    • Friction
  • Analysis Issues:
    • Contact
    • Friction
    • Correlation of FEA and Experimental Data
  • Address Questions such as:
    • How are these tests different than the ASTM tests we already do?
    • What are the effects of repeated loading?
    • Why do compression tests create problems for the analyst?




    To Register for this Workshop:

  • Read the workshop description from the Abaqus Web Site.
  • On-line registration is available at Abaqus Registration.
  • Price: $2740.00
  • Image of the training room during an ABAQUS workshop.
    Analysis in the ABAQUS Experimental Elastomer Analysis Workshop

    Image of hyperelastic experiments.
    Elastomer Experiments to Generate Data appropriate for Finite Element Analysis with Abaqus: Pure Shear, Biaxial Extension, Simple Tension, Volumetric Compression