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  • Finite Element Modeling of Solid Polymers - Part 1

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    Date 11 AM - 2 PM (EDT*) 3 PM - 4 PM (EDT*)
    Thu, May 4, 2017 Web-based Course Offline Workshop Support
    Fri, May 5, 2017 Web-based Course Offline Workshop Support





    *EDT = Eastern Daylight Time (Boston time)


    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 4 PM.

    See the following web site for more information and to register.



    GOALS
    This two-day web-based course covers a review of polymer mechanics theory, techniques and tools for experimentally characterizing polymers, and hands-on training on how to perform accurate finite element simulations of polymer components. The training class is targeted to people with an interest in designing and analyzing the mechanical performance of parts made from plastics, rubbers, thermosets, or other types of polymers.

    By the end of the class you will be able to:
    • Design a relevant experimental test program for a new polymer material
    • Know the strengths and weaknesses of various material models, and be able to select an appropriate material model for finite element simulations.
    • Use experimental data to calibrate the selected material model.


    PREREQUISITES
    The training class is indented for people with some experience running a finite element program. The examples presented in class will use the finite element programs Abaqus and ANSYS. The material models presented in the class are available for almost all commercial FE codes.

    COURSE OUTLINE
    • Review of polymer mechanics
    • Modern mechanical testing of polymers
    • Elasticity/hyperelasticity: review of hyperelastic models
    • Review of viscoelasticity theory: strength and limitations of linear viscoelasticity
    • Review of metal plasticity theory: strengths and limitations of metal plasticity models
    • User-material models in Abaqus and ANSYS, including advanced viscoplastic constitutive models incorporating rate and temperature dependence
    • Advanced finite element simulations of different classes of polymers
    • Material parameter extraction techniques using MCalibration and the PolyUMod library of user material models


    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 website: PolymerFEM.com.

    COURSE MATERIALS
    Everyone who registers for the class will receive a free 1-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.

    PREVIOUS ATTENDEES HAD THIS TO SAY...
    • "I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge on topics which would normally be taught in a semester-long course. - Raman Jahal
    • "I benefited greatly. Jorgen is a great presenter and certainly lovers the topic."
    • "Very valuable to design engineers running FEA on thermoplastics and elastomers"
    • "Gained a good overall introduction to the mechanics of polymers"
    • "I would highly recommend this class to my students"
    • "Will/has helped us revisit legacy material modeling and material testing"
    • "Great value. Two days of training saved weeks of engineering work." - Mark Fischer
    • "Very useful. Enables use of advanced material models that are poorly explained in most documentation."
    • "Comprehensive, in depth analysis of topics. Very positive, engaging, knowledgeable instructor."
    • "To me, that was a very good balance between engineer's needs to get more accurate polymer FEA in constrained time/budget, and the overview of models, codes, assumptions, and limitations."
    • "Provides a competitive advantage." - David DeJong
    • "Very valuable for real applications and real life situations."
    • "This is a great class, which serves as a good refreshed as well as exposure to state of the art of models." - Partha Rangaswamy
    • "Excellent class!" - Patrick Chow
    • "Extrordinary seminar!"
    • "Great class - thanks Jorgen!"
    • "Essential for competency in the usage of FEA involving polymer materials" - Steven Quigley
    • "I am very much satisfied about the class and the materials covered"
    • "Very valuable. Not something you see a lot in school or industry. Very Unique"
    • "Excellent course. Provided insight into the practical relevance and choices when selecting a wide variety of material models"
    • "Very important for people that works in FEM and polymers" - Juan Pablo Cusan
    • "This has been extremely valuable for me."
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    • Finite Element Modeling of Solid Polymers - Part 1
      by Jorgen



      Date 11 AM - 2 PM (EDT*) 3 PM - 4 PM (EDT*)
      Thu, May 4, 2017 Web-based Course Offline Workshop Support
      Fri, May 5, 2017 Web-based Course Offline Workshop Support





      *EDT = Eastern Daylight Time (Boston time)


      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 4 PM.

      See the following web site for more information and to register. ...
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