This is a presentation that I gave at the ABAQUS East Userss conference in Nov 2005. The title of the presentation is Finite Element Modeling of a Thermoplastic Seal at High Temperature and Pressure.
Could you please resend the paper, since you posted the wrong one. The one you attached is titled TIME AND STRAIN DEPENDENCE OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF ELASTOMERS.
Here is the real file.
It still is the paper titled, TIME AND STRAIN DEPENDENCE OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF ELASTOMERS.
Paper from 2005 ABAQUS Meeting
Here is the correct paper posted elsewhere on the web.
[URL= https://polymerfem.com/polymer_files/ABAQUS_Meeting_2005.pdf ]https://polymerfem.com/polymer_files/ABAQUS_Meeting_2005.pdf [/URL]
Very good topic to consider. Thermoplastic materials have effective heat and chemical resisting properties that make them the best choice for models that undergo aggressive product testing procedures. Thermoplastics also provide excellent surface finish to prototype models. They are also machinable and weldable when required. Thermoplastics can also be joined mechanically or with the use of special adhesives.