Testing and Analysis of Elastomers for Users of ANSYS


This training course is available to ANSYS users. ANSYS, Inc. (www.ansys.com) teams with Axel Product, Inc. (www.axelproducts.com) to offer this course that covers material testing, material modeling and finite element analysis of elastomers.

This workshop is held at the Axel Products facility in Ann Arbor, MI.

Workshop Outline

  • Basics of Hyperelasticity
    • Mechanics of Elastomers
    • Hyperelastic Material Models
    • Curve Fitting Laboratory Data
    • Workbench based workflow in ANSYS
  • Laboratory Experiments
    • Simple Tension
    • Pure Shear
    • Biaxial Extension
    • Volumetric Compression
    • Viscoelastic Property Measurements
    • Friction
  • Analysis Issues
    • Contact
    • Friction
    • Correlation of FEA and Experimental Data
    • Hysteresis, Permanent set, Mullins Effect, Anisotropic Hyperelasticity
  • 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?
    • How is the Bergstrom-Boyce material model used?

    To Register for this Workshop:

    picture of 7 students in ANSYS Experimental Elastomer Analysis Workshop classroom

    Analysis in the ANSYS Experimental Elastomer Analysis Workshop

    picture of elastomer experiment fixtures to generate data for finite element analysis with ANSYS: pure shear, biaxial extension, simple tension, volumetric compression

    Elastomer Experiments to Generate Data appropriate for Finite Element Analysis with ANSYS: Pure Shear, Biaxial Extension, Simple Tension, Volumetric Compression