Simulation of a validation test of a specimen with a hole

Advanced Testing and Modeling of Polymers for FE Simulation

Two-Day, Online Training Class

This course is intended for finite element (FE) engineers who simulate polymers and are interested in advancing their modeling skills to the most advanced material models available for polymers.  We will review the foundations of continuum mechanics for material modeling and dive into advanced material model calibrations, including inverse calibrations, failure modeling, and anisotropic material modeling.  There will be many hands-on exercises and demonstrations for participants. 


10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Web-based Course
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Additional instructor support (optional)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Web-based Course
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Additional instructor support (optional)
EDT - Eastern Daylight Time

Course Instructor





Dr. Sean Teller is a Principal at Veryst Engineering.  Dr. Teller has extensive experience in testing and modeling the mechanical behavior of materials.  His expertise includes measuring the response of materials at impact rates and capturing the nonlinear behavior of advanced, engineering materials.  His experience also includes characterizing the nonlinear, finite deformation response of materials, focusing largely on viscoplasticity, biomaterials, and fracture mechanics.

Dr. Teller earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in Solid Mechanics, with research on high frequency, nonlinear viscoelasticity. 


This course is intended for people with experience in FE modeling and some knowledge of polymers.  Experience with Abaqus, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, COMSOL, or some other FE program is required.  Prior experience calibrating material models will be useful.


Images of a sample from a dart impact test and the FE simulation results


Learning Objectives

By the end of the class, you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between different classes of material models.
  • Design a test plan for polymer materials.
  • Select an advanced material model for calibration.
  • Calibrate an advanced material model to your test data.
  • Understand material model validation and its importance. 
  • Troubleshoot material-model-based issues with convergence in FE simulations.

Course Materials

Everyone who registers for the course will receive a pdf copy of the training class notes.  Notes are for personal use and cannot be modified, shared, or redistributed.

Veryst will provide a 14-day trial of PolymerFEM’s MCalibration® software and PolyUMod® library to all class registrants who do not have an active software license.  It is not necessary to have Abaqus, ANSYS, COMSOL, LS-DYNA, nor MSC.Marc installed for the class.


To register for the September 21-22, 2023 Advanced Testing and Modeling of Polymers for FE Simulation web-based course:

Use our online registration form (see below) or print out this page and submit by one of the following:

  • Scan and email to:
  • Fax to: 781.433.0933
  • Mail to:
    • Seminars
    • Veryst Engineering
    • 47 Kearney Road
    • Needham, MA 02494

The fee for this two-day course is $600.

Deadline for registration is September 15, 2023.

Registration after this date will incur a late registration fee of $200.

Cancellation Policy

Veryst reserves the right to reject registrations and to cancel a seminar based on class size.




Simulation contours of a notched tensile specimen

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