PolymerFEM Solutions for Abaqus
PolymerFEM offers the PolyUMod® Library of user-material models for non-linear finite element modeling of engineering polymers and biomaterials. This library provides numerically efficient material models that can be used to very accurately represent the large strain viscoplastic response of materials. The PolyUMod library contains general purpose material models that cover virtually all polymer systems, including thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers, foams, filled plastics, and biomaterials. Specific models have also been developed for particular formulations such as fluoropolymers, PLA, and UHMWPE.
PolymerFEM has also developed the MCalibration® parameter extraction software that makes it easy to calibrate all PolyUMod material models and all Abaqus material models. The calibration software allows the user to analyze a set of experimental data files in order to determine the optimal model parameters. The typical workflow includes: (1) Import all relevant experimental data. This includes test data from tension, compression, shear, biaxial, and plane strain tests, as well as DMA data, dogbone-shaped tension tests, compression tests with friction, stress relaxation, creep, permanent set, Poisson’s ratio, and fatigue data. (2) Select one material model that should be calibrated to the complete set of experimental data. (3) Run the calibration using a fully automatic calibration algorithm.
The MCalibration software can calibrate both isotropic and anisotropic material models, and can also calibrate temperature-dependent material models. After the material model calibration has been completed the results can be exported to an Abaqus inp-file or a CAE Script file.
Tutorials and Manuals
PolyUMod Material Database
PolyUMod Material Database The PolyUMod Material Database is a set of pre-calibrated material models. The already calibrated material models are intended to be used as
Abaqus Parallel Rheological Framework (PRF)
Instructions on how to calibrate and use the Abaqus Parallel Rheological Framework (PRF) model in a non-linear finite element simulation.
Calibrate Abaqus Cohesive Models using MCalibration
Tutorial how to use MCalibration to calibrate an Abaqus cohesive model
Abaqus Import Analysis using PolyUMod
How to import the Abaqus results from one PolyUMod simulation to another Abaqus simulation. This is done using an import analysis.
Introduction to MCalibration®
Detailed introduction/tutorial on how to use MCalibration.
PolyUMod Installation for Abaqus
PolyUMod Installation for Abaqus In this tutorial you will learn to: Troubleshot and finalize a PolyUMod for Abaqus installation Step 1: Setup the file “abaqus_v6.env”