ANS003

ANSYS: Hyperelastic model with stress softening

Description
This test program is recommended for modeling rubbers that exhibit stress softening, also known as Mullins effect.

ANSYS Commands
TB, HYPER
TB, CDM

Test Program
We recommend the following base tests:

Test ID

Description

# Repeats

# Specimens

UT003

Tensile test

2

2

Depending on the complexity of loading or deformation, we may recommend the following additional tests:

Test ID

Description

# Repeats

# Specimens

PT003

Planar tension test

2

2

UC003

Compression test

2

2

VC003

Volumetric compression test

2

2

Notes

  • These tests are performed at room temperature.
  • Stabilized/pre-conditioned stress softening response will be provided for up to 3 or 4 strain levels, except for VC003.
  • Virgin elastic response will also be provided for all the tests.
  • UC003 may provide non-homogeneous stress/strain data.  Inverse calibration procedures may be necessary.
  • Veryst will provide a calibrated material model for the observed response and the material.
  • The resulting set of parameters can be used directly in ANSYS APDL, ANSYS Workbench, or the input file.

 

Specimen Requirements

  • 3 tensile (dog-bone) specimens
  • 3 planar tension specimens
  • 3 compression cylinder specimens
  • 3 volumetric compression specimens

 

See the description of individual tests for details on specimen geometries.  Note that we request extra specimens to ensure a sufficient supply of specimens for valid testing.

Veryst can also assist in molding standard and non-standard test specimens.  Please contact us if you are interested in discussing this option.

Additional Validation
Veryst can perform additional validation, depending on the target material and the simulation application, through any of the following tests and component level FE simulation:

  • Impact testing
  • Micro-to-macro indentation responses

 

More information
For a customized quotation, please write to us at testing@veryst.com and indicate the Test ID (ANS003), type of material, test temperatures, specimen geometries available, or other relevant details.

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