MODELING RUBBER AND VISCOELASTICITY WITH ABAQUS

This course is designed for the practicing mechanical engineer and automotive component designer and covers materials such as rubbers and thermoplastic elastomers which are commonly used to develop vibration isolators, bushings, seals, o-rings, gaskets etc. The materials are modeled as non-linear hyperelastic and viscoelastic. This course includes hands-on workshops sessions with sample problems.

Sample Course Contents and Plan

Session 1 : Rubber as an Engineering Material

Session 2 : Finite Strain Elasticity

Session 3 : Design of Rubber Components

Session 4 : Mechanical Testing & Rubber Material Models in Abaqus

Session 5 : Viscoelasticity, Theory and Modeling

Session 6 : Hands-on Workshop