Theory & Application of fe-safe/Rubber™
Take advantage of this live online course right from your desk. Each day of the class will begin with a lecture session. After the lecture, workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by hosting office via phone and email. Some hosting offices also allow for in-person attendance.
The durability for an elastomeric product operating under realistic service conditions can now be computed from a Finite Element Analysis, with a proper account taken of rubber’s unique macromolecular structure and nonlinear mechanical behaviors. This class gives you the theoretical and practical know-how to select appropriate material models, to obtain accurate operating strains for analysis, to specify a fatigue analysis, and to interpret the results. Each core concept is illustrated with a hands-on exercise using fe-safe/rubber. After this course, you will be ready to use fe-safe/Rubber to analyze, diagnose and solve fatigue performance issues.
Day 1: 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
- Ingredients of successful fatigue analysis for rubber
- Material modeling for fatigue analysis
- Stress-strain behavior
- Crack growth rate laws
- Strain crystallization effects
- Temperature Dependence
- Ozone attack
- Crack precursor size
- Model verification utilities
- Setting up your FE model for fatigue analysis
Day 2: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
- Using critical plane analysis to compute the damaging effects of complex duty cycles
- Using analysis diagnostics to identify causes and remedies of fatigue failure
- Failure location, critical plane orientation
- Damage sphere
- Local crack loading history
- Rainflow count
- Crack open/close state
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.