I am doing some reasearch in using elastomeric bearings (maybe cylindrical or spherical) for the root-end attachment of a helicopter blade to a rotor hub. I was wondering if anyone else on here had done any modeling of elastomeric bearings and if so would they mind showing me what they had done before.
I know this is kind of vague but I am really trying to see what has been done before and also if there are any journals out comparing experimental data of elastomeric bearings to FEA analysis. I would like to understand how confident I can be in the results from ABAQUS. If anyone has any experimental data they took compared to their FEA results and would not mind sharing the information with me, I would be gracious.
Thanks in advance,