High Rate Testing of Polymers for FEA

High Rate Testing of Polymers for Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Free, One-hour Webinar

In this free, one-hour webinar, we will discuss the importance of rate dependence of polymers, methods to measure material response at quasi-static and impact strain rates, and how to use this data to inform and optimize your component design. 


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Web-based Course
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Question-and-Answer Session
EST - Eastern Standard Time
Registration deadline

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 polymers 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.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what rate-dependence in polymers looks like
  • Identify which classes of polymers show rate-dependent response
  • Understand the test methods and machines available for different high-rate applications and their advantages or disadvantages
  • Know what to consider when choosing your test mode at high rates
Impact failure of a thermoplastic material


The November 16, 2023 High Rate Testing of Polymers for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) web-based course is free, but registration is required and class size is limited.

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
    • 47 Kearney Road
    • Needham, MA 02492

Deadline for registration is: Monday, November 13, 2023.

Cancellation Policy

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

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