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Defining Nonlinear Elasticity in Abaqus

Course Dates

This course is presented in two lecture sessions from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET; lectures and demos will be presented by the instructor during this time.  There is a one-hour break in the middle of each lecture session (12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ET). The workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by SIMULIA Great Lakes via email and telephone from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. ET.



11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

(with 12:30-1:30 break)

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, June 19

Online Course

Offline Workshop Support

Wednesday, June 20

Online Course

Offline Workshop Support

Hosting Office: SIMULIA Great Lakes Region – Eastern Time (ET)


Materials such as rubber and resilient foam are commonly modeled as nonlinear elastic. These materials are used in a variety of applications such as tires, gaskets, bushings, seat cushions, etc. The primary mechanical behavior of these materials is usually defined with a model of elasticity suitable for large strains.

This course provides a brief overview of finite deformations and the material models used for large-strain elasticity (hyperelasticity). The main topics of the seminar and workshops are:

  • Introduction to material models for hyperelasticity
  • Overview of mechanical testing of rubber-like materials
  • Deriving material constants from test data
  • Mullins effect
  • Modeling issues in simulations with hyperelasticity
  • Introduction to viscoelastic material behavior
Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus who need to model the large-strain elasticity of rubber and foam.


The registration cost for this course is $580. We offer sizable discounts for group registrations from the same site†. The table below lists the discount pricing schedule. Registrations after June 12, 2012 will incur an additional processing fee of $50 per person. SIMULIA Central reserves the right to decline registrations received after the deadline.

Attendee[s] per site

Cost per person




$480 per additional registration


$380 per additional registration

> 10

$280 per additional registration

†Above discounts apply to attendees registering together on one registration form and providing one form of payment.

Academic Discount
A discounted registration fee of $200 is offered to all academic institutions on a space available basis. This discount cannot be combined with the multiple attendee discount. The registrations with the academic discount will not include workshop support.

What is Included

Electronic copies of the training notes will be provided to each registrant for their personal use. Every registrant will also receive a copy of Abaqus Student Edition. Many of the topics covered in this course can be practiced using Abaqus Student Edition; however, to ensure that you can perform all the course workshops fully, you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus. No additional Abaqus licenses will be provided.