This two-day, web-based course covers a review of polymer mechanics theory, techniques and tools for experimentally characterizing polymers, and hands-on training on how to perform accurate finite element simulations of polymer components.
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This half-hour, web-based class offers an overview of using inverse calibrations in MCalibration. This course will review how to set up MCalibration to run an inverse calibration, extract the data, and run the calibration.
Cohesive zone modeling is a powerful tool for predicting delamination in adhesively bonded structures. Veryst engineers use their expertise in experimental and computational fracture mechanics to calibrate cohesive zone models for accurate prediction of adhesive failure.
A commonly encountered failure mode in microfluidic devices is delamination between adjacent device layers. Veryst examined the influence of control channel geometry on the delamination pressure of a pneumatic microfluidic valve using finite element analysis.
Polymers exhibit significant temperature-dependent mechanical response. Veryst tested a PEEK material at multiple temperatures and calibrated the PolyUMod® Three Network (TN) material model for finite element simulation.
This case study demonstrates the testing and calibration of a Polycarbonate material at a high strain rate of 1000 sec-1. The testing was done with the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) system and the calibration is performed with Veryst Engineering’s MCalibration® software.
PEEK materials are increasingly used in a variety of industries with elevated temperature applications. This example shows how Veryst Engineering developed a temperature-dependent, nonlinear model of PEEK behavior for use in commercial FEA codes.
The peel test is widely used to measure the adhesion of thin, compliant films to rigid substrates. An accurate model of the peeling mechanics is required to extract the interface adhesion energy. Veryst used the PolyUMod® material model library along with a cohesive zone model of interface adhesion to simulate the peeling of a soft viscoplastic film from a rigid substrate.
Polymer foams may exhibit extreme strain rate-dependence due to their structure. The low stiffness means testing the materials at high strain rates is particularly difficult. Veryst has developed multiple test methods to test and model these materials with our PolyUMod® library.
All commercial FE packages provide material models for polymers, but Veryst Engineering’s PolyUMod® material library has advanced material models at the leading edge of polymer mechanics. We demonstrate the accuracy of a PolyUMod material model with native material models from Abaqus, ANSYS, and LS-DYNA.
How does a soft fluidic gripper perform when inflated and how does it interact with its environment? This is a challenging, yet essential, question to the design and integration of soft robotics in the industry. Veryst Engineering developed a finite deformation Abaqus model to study the behavior, performance, and stability of soft fluidic grippers, providing insight to the design and assessment of soft robots and devices.
Veryst can predict the ultimate strength and failure modes of design concepts generated using topology optimization and produced using additive manufacturing. We use advanced finite element analysis (FEA) that accounts for the nonlinear behavior of the material being used to make the part.
During sloshing, the liquid exerts a dynamic force on the surrounding vessel, which may cause leakage or damage to the vessel or its supporting structure. We used a mesh-free smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method to predict liquid sloshing and its effect on the deformation and stresses in a vessel.
Veryst has designed test plans to calibrate material models to many advanced models in Abaqus, including the Bergstrom-Boyce (Hysteresis) model, Low Density Foam model, and Parallel Rheological Framework (PRF) models.
Veryst uses its extensive expertise in simulation and analysis to develop customized computational solutions. Clients developing new materials or new production processes are at a disadvantage when suitable simulation tools are not yet available. Veryst can develop unique, customized solutions such as simulation applications ("apps"), new material subroutines, and custom algorithms.