now offers the PolyUMod™ library of user-material models for finite element modeling of polymers and biomaterials. Commercial finite element codes lack the material models needed to accurately simulate many types of polymers. Veryst Engineering has developed a library of general purpose material models that cover virtually all polymer systems, including thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, foams, filled plastics, and biomaterials. Specific models also have been developed for particular formulations such as fluoropolymers and UHMWPE.
Veryst's subroutines provide the FE user advanced material models as if they were built into the FE program. Engineers can perform very accurate FE simulations without becoming an expert in material model software development. A large part of the difficult development work has already been done! The Veryst user-material model library is available for all FE element programs that support external user-material subroutines. Most major FE programs have this capability, for example, Abaqus, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, and MSC.MARC.
The PolyUMod™ library is available in four different subroutine packages:
To purchase items in the PolyUMod™ Library, or if you need support in developing customized material subroutines for specific polymers on a contract basis, please send me a message
Predicting failure and safety factors is an important part of many finite element studies. Each of the material models in the PolyUMod library can be combined with a failure model to facilitate these studies. The Parallel Network Model supports more than 17 different failure and damage models.
Extracting Material Model Parameters
The material model library includes the MCalibration™
parameter extraction software, which makes it easy to calibrate the material models based on available material data. The calibration software allows the user to analyze a set of experimental data files in order to determine the optimal model parameters.