From smartphones and cameras to wireless headphones and battery packs, portable electronics proliferate. Consumers expect excellent resilience to device drops, increasing pressure on manufacturers to test thoroughly and optimize their designs. Veryst utilized its unique expertise in accurately modeling complex materials, conducting high strain rate testing, and simulating impact events to simulate the drop impact of an external battery pack.
Impact modeling of polymers is important given their use in consumer products as both structures and impact protection. Accurate FE models of impact events require high rate testing, advanced modeling, and a thorough understanding of polymer failure.
Biodegradable polymers are becoming increasingly attractive for consumer product applications such as electronic devices and disposable packaging. Modeling these materials during impact is challenging due to the complexity of the physical event and the scarcity of appropriate material models for biodegradable polymers.
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.
Veryst’s mechanical testing capabilities have been developed over the past decade and are motivated by the need for high quality data to characterize complex polymer behavior. We tailor our test programs based on our deep understanding of polymer and material mechanics and the challenges complex