Failure Predictions of Rubbers and Thermoplastics Using FEA

Training
  Outline [table id=6 /] This course is presented in two lecture sessions, running from 11 AM to 2 PM. Offline workshop support is available both days after the lecture segment, from 3 PM to 4 PM. [maxbutton id="5"] Goals This class provides an introduction to failure predictions of rubbers and thermoplastics using FEA. The training class is targeted to people with an interest in experimental testing and failure modeling of polymers using a finite element program. By the end of the class you will: Know the most common failure modes of engineering polymers. Know how to experimentally characterize the failure behavior of a polymer. Calibrate and run both simple and more advanced failure models within a FE simulation. Prerequisites The training class is indented for people with experience running…
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High Rate Testing and Modeling of Polymers

Training
Outline [table id=5 /] Class Location: Veryst Engineering, 47A Kearney Road, Needham, MA 02494, USA [maxbutton id="4"] Introduction Predicting both the high and low strain rate response of different polymers can be difficult due to material non-linearities and sensitivity to the load environment. This class will demonstrate different experimental techniques for determining the true material response, and exercise suitable material models for capturing the material response in both slow rate and impact conditions. Prerequisites The training class is intended for people with some experience running finite element programs. The examples presented in class will use the commercial finite element program Abaqus. The material models presented in class are available for Abaqus, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, COMSOL, and MSC.Marc, and the course is applicable to all finite element codes. Learning Objectives By the…
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FE Modeling of Solid Polymers – Part 2

Training
  Outline [table id=4 /] This course is presented in two lecture sessions, running from 11 AM to 2 PM. Offline workshop support is available both days after the lecture segment, from 3 PM to 4 PM. [maxbutton id="3"] Goals This class is an extension of the Part 1 class, and covers in more depth the theory of different material models, and hands-on exercises designed to teach how to use the different models to solve real problems. The training class is targeted to people with an interest in performing non-linear finite element simulations of parts made from plastics, rubbers, thermosets, or other types of polymers. By the end of the class you will be able to: Know the strengths and weaknesses of both simple material models (hyperelasticity, linear viscoelasticity, and…
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FE Modeling of Solid Polymers – Part 1

Training
  Outline [table id=3 /] This course is presented in two lecture sessions, running from 11 AM to 2 PM. Offline workshop support is available both days after the lecture segment, from 3 PM to 4 PM. [maxbutton id="1"] Goals This two-day web-based course covers a review of polymer mechanics theory, techniques and tools for experimentally characterizing polymers, and hands-on training on how to perform accurate finite element simulations of polymer components. The training class is targeted to people with an interest in designing and analyzing the mechanical performance of parts made from plastics, rubbers, thermosets, or other types of polymers. By the end of the class you will be able to: Design a relevant experimental test program for a new polymer material. Know the strengths and weaknesses of various…
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