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. Rubber testing is introduced and hyperelastic material models are discussed in details. Abaqus is used to simulated the materials 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 5 : Hyperelasticity, Theory and Modeling
Session 6 : Hands-on Workshop