Advanced User-Material Models
Advanced User-Material Models
For thermoplastics, rubbers, thermosets, and biomaterials

PolyUMod Accuracy

The material models in the PolyUMod library can predict the non-linear, time-dependent, anisotropic, viscoplastic response of all polymers. Here are predicted accuracies of common polymers.

TN Model Accuracy for PEEK
91%
PN Model Accuracy for HDPE
95%
TN Model Accuracy for PTFE
89%
PN Model Accuracy for Chloroprene Rubber
96%
Finite Element Modeling
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Polymer Mechanics
Consulting Support

Material Models

Bergstrom-Boyce Model
 The BB-model is a very powerful material model for predicting the non-linear viscoelastic response
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Three Network Model
The Three Network (TN) model was developed for predicting the large-strain, viscoplastic reponse of ...
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Micro-Foam Model
The micromechanical foam model (MFM) is an advanced model for predicting the time-dependent, non...
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Flow Evolution Networks Model
The Flow Evolution Networks (FEN) model was developed to obtain an advanced multi-network model ...
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Parallel Network Model
The Parallel Network (PN) model is the most advanced material model in the PolyUMod library. Eac...
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PolyUMod Statistics

99
Constitutive Models
99
Failure Models
99
Years in Development
99
FE Solvers Supported
Finite Element Modeling
Finite Element Modeling
2017-01-08
Once the material model has been calibrated, the finite element model can be created and analyzed. There are many different challenges that need to be addressed when analyzing rubbers, therm...
Material Model Calibration
Material Model Calibration
2017-01-08
Selecting and calibrating a suitable material model can be very challenging. Most commercial FE codes do not have accurate native material models for many important polymer materials. The Po...
Experimental Testing
Experimental Testing
2017-01-08
Accurate FE simulations of any material requires accurate experimental data for material model selection and calibration. Different types of polymers should be tested in different ways in or
Case Studies
Case Studies
2017-01-08
PolyUMod has been used to improve the accuracy of a wide variety of different projects, including: tire deformation, biodegradable medical devices made from PLA and other polymers, filled an
Training Classes
Training Classes
2017-01-08
The complex response of polymers can be difficult to capture in FE simulations. The PolyUMod library provides some very useful tools to help with these simulations, but the key steps to accu...
Why PolyUMod
Why PolyUMod
2016-12-04
In many important applications the material response is sufficiently non-linear that simple hyperelasticity or metal plasticity is not good enough. In these cases the PolyUMod library can be...

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