I am new to this forum and first what I have to say that this WEB site is
very useful for those investigating polymers.
For one of our projects we require to carry out FE simulations of a polyurethane coated sleel rollers. Our material supplier provides us only tensile uniaxial test data, but, obviously, this is not enough to tune material model with a good accuracy. Already in several sources I read that we need to perform some extended material testing which includes: tensile uniaxial test, tensile biaxial test and simple shear. However, it is rather extended testing, and for example biaxial testing machine is rather hard to find.
Does anybody know whether the uniaxial compression test is a good alternative for biaxial tension? How to eliminate friction (barreling) ?
And how to deal with the so-called shape factor of the standard specimen?
Maybe somebody knows other points of attention while performing such tests?
I would really appreciate any suggestions!