Free Snack & Learn Webinar: Modeling Polymers and Plastics with Abaqus

On August 15, 2013 12:00 (GMT-7)
Online - 12:00pm PDT

Join us on this one hour FREE webinar at 12:00pm PDT.

Characterizing a particular polymer or plastic for use with Abaqus can be quite challenging because of the complexity of its behavior. A common approach is to model these materials with simple Elastic-Plastic material definitions, but we thus ignore the viscous behaviors inherent in polymers. Even using this approach, there are some common measurement issues that one needs to be aware of, especially at high strains. In this webinar we will touch on the following topics:

  • Typical experimental test data for a variety of polymers / plastics
  • The combination of physical behaviors present: elastic, viscous, plasticity
  • Modeling choices available in Abaqus
  • Using the strain recovery test to determine the initial yield stress/strain

About the Presenter

About the Presenter

Tod Dalrymple

Tod first joined HKS, West in Jan, 1990 working for Nuno Rebelo.   More recently, he has worked in Michigan, at the SIMULIA Great Lakes CSE (Centers of Simulation Excellence) for the past 14 years, first as the Engineering Services Manager and then as the Technical Director. 

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