FEA Training Classes Advanced non-linear finite element user material modeling of polymers and other soft materials 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 accurate simulations can still be difficult to grasp at first. To overcome this problem we have developed a series of training classes to help all levels of FE users more accurately predict the non-linear response of different polymer types. The training classes are offered both online (web-based) and in-person (classroom-style), and cover the following topics: polymer mechanics, experimental testing, material model selection, and advanced finite element modeling techniques. The training classes are targeted to people with an interest in learning the state of the…
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 PolyUMod library enables accurate predictions of virtually all polymer materials. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGrqMM6uMPQ
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 order to extract the characteristic experimental response using a small number of tests. See the Veryst web site for suggestions on suitable experimental test programs.
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 and unfilled fluoropolymers, fiber reinforced polymers, elastomers for seals, polyethylene and PEEK for orthopedic implants, reinforced hoses, scratch resistant polymers, and non-woven materials.
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 very useful since it contains a selection of the most advanced and accurate material models that are currently available. The PolyUMod library is easy to use and can give you a significant competitive advantage!