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Defining Nonlinear Elasticity in Abaqus

Course Logistics

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.


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

This course is a customized subset of the Modeling Rubber and Viscoelasticity with Abaqus course.

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.

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.

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Lecture Session Times

Pacific Time (PT) – 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (MT) – 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Central Time (CT) – 10 :00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (ET) – 11 :00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.