An Introduction to Elastomer Fatigue Analysis with fe-safe/Rubber™

On June 16, 2015 3:00 (GMT-4)

Join us on this FREE two-hours eSeminar at 3:00pm EDT (2:00pm CDT / 12:00pm PDT).

Overview: This free online seminar reviews issues commonly faced when pursuing fatigue performance in elastomeric products, and the problems that can be solved using modern characterization and analysis techniques.  It introduces technologies, solutions and workflows that you can use to achieve your durability targets for problems involving nonlinear material behavior, and multiaxial, variable amplitude loading.  The training includes a case study demonstrating the application of fe-safe/Rubber for fatigue analysis.


  • Concept overviews:  Fracture Mechanics and Crack Nucleation Analysis Approaches
  • Technology overviews:  Nonlinear material models, critical plane analysis, damage accumulation under complex loading
  • Solutions:  Materials Characterization, Numerical Analysis of Fatigue from FEA
  • Workflow:  Application of fe-safe/Rubber to elastomer fatigue analysis

fe-safe/Rubber is a unique solution for computer simulation of fatigue failure in elastomers. It offers analysts a reliable and well validated method to investigate, diagnose and resolve the issues that limit product durability.

Who should attend: Engineers and management involved with the selection, design, analysis, and testing of elastomer materials, components, and systems that must endure dynamic loading conditions.

About the Presenter

Dr. Will Mars is an international leader in the failure mechanics of rubber. He has received several awards for his scientific contributions and innovations, including the 2007 Sparks Thomas award of ACS Rubber Division, and the 1999 Henry Fuchs award of SAE Fatigue Design & Evaluation committee.

Dr. Mars is the editor of the journal Rubber Chemistry & Technology, and past editor of Tire Science & Technology with 40+ peer-reviewed publications and a patent. His experiences and contributions span a topic range including material characterization, product evaluation, constitutive modeling, crack nucleation, fracture mechanics and fatigue life prediction methods.

He has more than 20 years’ experience developing testing and simulation methods in the rubber industry. Dr. Mars’ professional activity has focused generally on applying experimental and computational mechanics in pursuit of better-performing rubber products. He has taught graduate courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo in continuum mechanics and fracture mechanics. He has been an invited lecturer in numerous international venues. Dr. Mars earned his Honors BSME with Polymer Specialization at the University of Akron, and his MS and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Toledo. Dr. Mars is the author of the Endurica fatigue life solver, the technology behind fe-safe/Rubber – the world’s first commercially available simulation for fatigue analysis of rubber. As founder and president of Endurica LLC, he promotes use of the simulation software worldwide through lectures and workshops.

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