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