Testing and Modeling of Polymers for FE Simulation

Two-Day, Online Training Class

This course is intended for finite element (FE) engineers that simulate polymers and are interested in advancing their modeling skills beyond hyperelastic material models.  We will review the foundations of continuum mechanics for material modeling, including hyperelasticity, metal plasticity, linear viscoelasticity, and advanced viscoplastic material models.  We will review test methods and discuss how to design test plans for material modeling.  We will also introduce the MCalibration® software and demonstrate how to calibrate and validate advanced material models. 


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


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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the differences between hyperelastic, viscoelastic, plastic, and viscoplastic material models.
  • Design a test plan for polymer materials.
  • Select an appropriate material model for calibration.
  • Calibrate a material model to your test data.
  • Prepare test data for material model calibration. 
  • Understand material model validation and its importance. 

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.

We will provide a 14-day trial of PolymerFEM’s MCalibration® software and PolyUMod® library to each participant in the class. 


To register for the September 22-23, 2022 Testing and Modeling of Polymers for FE Simulation web-based course:

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

  • Scan and email to: seminars@veryst.com
  • Fax to: 781.433.0933
  • Mail to:
    • Seminars
    • Veryst Engineering
    • 47A Kearney Road
    • Needham, MA 02492


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

Deadline for registration is: September 15, 2022.
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 training class based on class size.  A full refund will be made if a class is canceled.  If a participant cancels a registration more than 5 days before the class then an 80% refund will be given.  There is no refund for cancellations during the last 5 days before the class.

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