Accurate simulation of golf ball behavior during impact with a club is challenging due to the nonlinear impact event, the complexity of the polymeric ball material at the high strain rates experienced during impact, and the scarcity of material properties at these high strain rates. Veryst Engineering developed an accurate model that accounts for these complexities.
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.
When a thin structure is immersed in a fluid, its natural frequencies, mode shapes, and damping characteristics may be significantly affected by the fluid. Predicting the dynamic behavior in this case requires a structural-acoustic analysis.
The main environmental factor affecting a premature neonate is thermo-neutrality, as the baby is incapable of regulating and maintaining his/her body temperature at a constant level. Veryst developed a computational model of heat transfer inside an infant incubator to optimize its design.
Both the efficiency and life of an LED bulb drop when operated at high temperature. Given the wide range of possible shapes and sizes of heat sinks, Veryst Engineering developed a rapid and effective tool to compare design alternatives and estimate LED temperatures.
Hot forging simulations depend critically on the correct selection of metal material models. Veryst illustrates this dependence through a turbine disk forging simulation using both rate-dependent and rate-independent material models.
Veryst developed a coupled CFD mass transfer model to predict a microfluidic mixer configuration appropriate for mixing pure and salt water channels.
MEMS mirrors raster the laser beam in many next-generation LiDAR system designs. Constructing a finite element model of a MEMS mirror is challenging, as it is difficult to represent the large number of comb fingers in the comb drives that actuate these devices. Veryst addressed this problem by using mixed analytic and finite element approaches to construct accurate finite element models.
The responses of a MEMS switch immersed in fluids differs from that in a vacuum. Veryst Engineering developed a coupled electrostatic-fluid-structure interaction model to investigate the switch response time, deformation, and energy dissipation.
Veryst used topology optimization to design an additively manufactured bracket for adhesive assembly and then used cohesive zone modeling to predict the strength of the bonded joint.
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.
The performance of peristaltic pumps is influenced by tube dimensions, tube material, rotary mechanism, and fluid properties. Veryst Engineering developed a strongly coupled fluid-structure interaction model that captures the deformation of the tube, rollers, and fluid, including contact.
A plastic clip used to retain a patient support failed, resulting in an occupant death. Veryst was asked to determine the cause of failure.
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.