there is unfortunately no category for Thermoplastic Elastomers, but I hope my topic is placed well here.
I want to use a FE-Model to describe to compressive behaviour of TPE seals. As I am totally new to that topic I have some basic questions.
1) I am using Altair HyperWorks (including a user material interface). Does anyone have experience with a built-in model or a user-model?
2) Can you recommend testing routines (according to norms) that can capture the compressive material response well?
3) Are there important details that I have to be clear of when modeling TPE?
Thank you so much in advance for any information!