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Theory and Application of Rubber Fatigue Analysis
with fe-safe/Rubber

For many companies, validating the service life for an elastomeric product a time-consuming and expensive stage of the product development process. The physical testing requires investment in prototypes and trials that execute on expensive equipment. This course shows how fe-safe/Rubber software can be applied to virtually evaluate fatigue performance and solve design issues at the concept stage.

Course Objectives

  • Review three famous cases involving elastomer failure, and the issues at stake in fatigue analysis.
  • Understand key ingredients of successful fatigue analysis for rubber.
  • Be able to select and specify material models that accurately describe elastomer stress-strain and fatigue behavior.
  • Understand principles needed for accurate fatigue analysis: critical plane analysis, rainflow counting, damage accumulation.
  • Set up a Finite Element model to ensure accurate fatigue analysis.

Instructor

Dr. Will Mars is an international authority on damage mechanics in elastomers. He brings two decades of experience developing product testing and simulation methods in the rubber industry. 

Costs: 1.400 €/participant

Date: 14.-15.11.2017

Location: Hotel am Schloss, Habsburgergasse 5-11, 36037 Fulda


Agenda


Day 1

9:00 – 17.00h, 18.00h Course Dinner

  • Rubber product failure - what is at stake?
  • Overview of software capabilities and workflows
  • Setting up the stress-strain model
  • Using material models for fatigue - fully relaxing
  • Using material models for fatigue - nonrelaxing and strain crystallization
  • Industry Applications: bushing under a 2-channel road load signal, exhaust mount, prosthetic joint

Day 2

8:30 – 16.00h

  • Calibrating crack precursor size
  • FEA for life prediction
  • Hands-on:  sheet with a hole example
  • Dealing with Multiaxial loading in fatigue analysis
  • Hands-on: Diabolo
  • Dealing with Variable amplitude loading in fatigue analysis

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