Reliable Design of Rubber Components

Fatigue issues can challenge any product development team. There are many factors that govern fatigue behavior, tensions between conflicting business imperatives, plus real risks and high costs along all realistic forward options. Endurica’s training offerings will bring you up to speed on the principles and practices that govern fatigue failure in rubber, and on best practices for testing, design and analysis. Position your company to navigate durability issues like a pro!

Making the right calls

to assure your product’s durability is easier when your team understands the principles that govern fatigue failure, and knows their options. Endurica provides training that brings you up to speed quickly. We offer public events, as well as private training for your team. Contact us today to get on our schedule!



Courses Offered


Overview discussing issues that
govern fatigue performance of elastomers; options for dealing with common issues; characterizing and simulating to inform sound design decisions.

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Understanding essential principles and practices of material characterization for fatigue life prediction; strategies and procedures for planning effective fatigue test programs, making effective use of crack nucleation and fracture mechanics tools.

October 23-25, 2017

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About your instructor

W.V. MarsDr. Will Mars is an internationally acclaimed authority on the topic of damage mechanics in elastomers, and an award-winning speaker. He brings to his lectures two decades of experience developing product testing and simulation methods in the rubber industry, as well as experience teaching graduate courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo. Dr. Mars has received several awards for his scientific contributions and innovations, including the 2007 Sparks-Thomas Award of ACS Rubber Division, and the 1999 Henry Fuchs Award of the SAE Fatigue Design & Evaluation committee. Dr. Mars is also the current editor of the journal Rubber Chemistry & Technology, and is a past editor of Tire Science Technology.


What Attendees are Saying . . .

“Great hands on, very applicable to my FEA work.”

“Gave me awareness of issues we need to consider.”

“Knowledgeable instructor, helpful class discussion.”

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