MAR103 - Elastomer Analysis using Marc and Mentat

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The purpose of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of how material testing and finite element analysis are combined to improve the design of rubber and elastomeric products.

Length: 
3 days
Pre-requisites : 
A basic knowledge of statics and strength of materials is highly recommended. Previous finite element analysis experience is recommended. Knowledge of elastomeric materials.
Topics: 
  • Introduction
  • Overview of Elastomer Testing and Analysis
    • Test data are dependent on the measurement method
    • Analysis results are dependent on the mesh
    • Measurement and Modeling principals
  • Uniaxial Tension/Compression Testing and Analysis
    • Specimen setup and test
    • Set up model - Curve Fitting of Uniaxial Material Data
    • Run Simulation
    • Understand Physical and Numerical Results
  • Biaxial Tension/Compression Testing
    • Specimen setup and test
    • Set up model - Curve Fitting of Multi Mode Material Data
    • Run Simulation
    • Understand Physical and Numerical Results
  • Pure Shear Testing
    • Specimen setup and test
    • Set up model - Curve Fitting of Multi Mode Material Data
    • Run Simulation
    • Understand Physical and Numerical Results Contact Analysis
  • Product Simulations with Specimen Data
    • Definition of contact bodies
    • Contact and friction
    • Case Histories of Product Simulations