*EST = Eastern Standard Time (Boston time)
|Date||11 AM - 2 PM (EST*)||3 PM - 5 PM (EST*)|
|Thu, Dec 5, 2013||Web-based Course||Offline Workshop Support|
|Fri, Dec 6, 2013||Web-based Course||Offline Workshop Support|
This course is presented in two lecture sessions, running from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Offline workshop support is available both days after the lecture segment, from 3 PM to 5 PM.
This class provides an introduction to failure predictions of rubbers and thermoplastics using FEA. The training class is targeted to people with an interest in experimental testing and failure modeling of polymers using a finite element program.
By the end of the class you will:
- Know the most common failure modes of engineering polymers
- Know how to experimentally characterize the failure behavior of a polymer
- Calibrate and run both simple and more advanced failure models within a FE simulation
The training class is intended for people with experience running finite element simulations of different polymers (rubbers, thermoplastics, thermosets, biomaterials, etc). It is recommended, but not necessary, to have taken one of our introductory polymer modeling classes (Finite Element Modeling of Solid Polymers (Part 1), or Experimental Testing of Solid Polymers for Finite Element Modeling).
- Experimental testing techniques for failure characterization
- Review of theory for fatigue, ductile failure, and brittle failure
- Techniques for incorporating failure into a FE simulation
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Bergstrom is a Principal Engineer at Veryst Engineering, LLC, and consults primarily in the modeling, testing, and failure analysis of mechanical behavior of polymer materials.
Dr. Bergstrom received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in the area of computational polymer mechanics, and has lectured in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at M.I.T. Dr. Bergstrom is the creator of the web site: PolymerFEM.com.
Everyone who registers for the class will receive a free 6-month license to the MCalibration software, and a 1-month license to the PolyUMod Library of user-material models. A license to Abaqus or ANSYS is not provided. Training class notes will be provided in pdf-format. Notes are for personal use and may be printed, but cannot be modified, shared, or redistributed.
To register for the the class, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the following:
- Your name
- Name and date of the class you want to register for
We will then respond with payment information, etc.
The fee for the one-day web-based class is: $275.
Please register at least two weeks before the start of the class. Registrations the last week before the class are subject to a 10% surcharge.
Veryst reserves the right to reject registrations and to cancel a training class based on class size. A full refund will be made if a class is canceled. If a participant cancels a registration more than 5 days before the class then a 80% refund will be given. There is no refund for cancellations during the last 5 days before the class.