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Hands-on Workshop: From Testing to Finite Element Analysis for Rubbers with Abaqus

26 oktober 2018 @ 08:45 - 17:00


Rubber Workshop - Simuleon & ERTIn this unique event Simuleon & Elastomer Research Testing BV (ERT) will present their possibilities for testing & simulating rubber material.

ERT will introduce rubber material and ERT’s testing capabilities. The output of the pratical tests performed by ERT can be used in Abaqus to predict the rubber behaviour with FEA simulation. That is what Simuleon will focus on.

The “Introduction to Finite Element Analysis for Rubbers” Workshop is a free event for anyone dealing with Rubbers, who has beginner or advanced experience in simulation and FEA, but would like to look at extending the scope of the work they do. This workshop is an ideal way to understand what advanced simulation can offer and find out how easy it is to perform a real world non-linear analysis.

Starting with a lecture session covering the essential concepts of advanced simulation for Rubbers, the course also gives the attendees the opportunity with our hands-on workshop, to model advanced phenomena such as non-linear elastic behaviour & material calibration, in-compressibility, element selection, shrink-fit & pressure penetration and other highly complex events with SIMULIA Abaqus.

For who is this rubber event?

For everybody who reached the limit of what they can do with their existing simulation software, or just simply want to enhance their understanding of FEA simulation for Rubbers. This event is meant for commercial companies in Belgium, The Netherlands or Luxemburg. Suitable for existing Abaqus customers as well as for non-Abaqus customers. Limited seats available for people coming from BENELUX only (12).

What topics are discussed?

Rubbers are seen more and more often in daily life. Applications range from packaging and consumer goods to more sophisticated scenarios like the medical industry or even vibration damping parts in the automotive industry. Whatever the application or the industry, it is very important to have an accurate material model that  captures  all the necessary behaviour that we want to evaluate to determine whether the product fulfils the necessary requirements. Moreover, the way multiphase materials are manufactured has a very dominant effect on local stiffness and strains in the part and needs to be accounted for in the structural model.

Our first presentation “Introduction to Rubber” gives an overview of possible complex behaviours to be considered for Rubber.

The second presentation “Theoretical background of non-linear Analysis“ will give you insights in the possibilities, assumptions and techniques used within non-linear analysis.

The hand-on session, teaches you how to perform non-linear analysis for rubber, by handling tutorials about large deformation, material calibration, pressure penetration, shrink-fit, fender / cushion inflation and impact absorption, which you will simulate with SIMULIA Abaqus software yourself under guidance of our Abaqus Application Engineers.


08:45 – 09:00 – Welcome and coffee
09:00 – 09:30 – Introduction Simuleon
09:15 – 09:30 – Introduction ERT
09:30 – 10:45 – Introduction to Rubber and Material Testing (ERT)
10:45– 11:00 –  Coffeebreak
11:00 – 11:15 – Introduction to Abaqus/CAE
11:15 – 11:45 – Hyperelastic material models and calibration in Abaqus
11:45 – 12:30 – Hands-on session I – Material Calibration
12:30 – 13:15 – Lunch
13:15 – 13:45 – Practical rubber modeling – Element type etc.
13:45 – 14:15 – Applications – Pressure penetration, Shrink fit, etc
14:15 – 14:30 – Coffeebreak
14:30 – 17:00 – Hands-on session II – Fender / Cushion Inflation, Impact Absorber, Pressure penetration, Shrink fit

Fill in the form below to register, and receive a free Student Edition during the classroom workshop


26 oktober 2018
08:45 - 17:00
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Dolf Broekaart
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