MASTER PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

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!

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Courses Offered

CHARACTERIZING ELASTOMER FATIGUE BEHAVIOR FOR ANALYSIS AND ENGINEERING

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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March 5-7, 2018

October 22-24, 2018

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APPLICATION OF RUBBER FATIGUE ANALYSIS WITH ENDURICA CL

For many companies, validating the service life for an elastomeric product is the most time-consuming and expensive stage of the product development process. The physical testing requires investment in prototypes that will be destroyed and lengthy trials that execute on expensive equipment. This course shows how fe-safe/Rubber software can be applied to virtually evaluate fatigue performance and solve design issues at the concept stage. After this 2-day course, you will be ready to use the software to diagnose and solve fatigue issues.

October 26-27, 2017

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March 8-9, 2018

October 25-26, 2018

Courses Offered with Dassault
THEORY AND APPLICATION OF RUBBER FATIGUE ANALYSIS WITH fe-SAFE RUBBER

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

November 14-15, 2017 – Germany ( Hotel am Schloss, Habsburgergasse 5-11, 36037 Fulda)

Agenda

Day 1 – November 14, 2017

9:00 – 17.00h, 18.00h Course Dinner

Rubber product failure – what is at stake?
Overview of software capabilities and workflows
Setting up the stress-strain model
Using material models for fatigue – fully relaxing
Using material models for fatigue – nonrelaxing and strain crystallization
Industry Applications: bushing under a 2-channel road load signal, exhaust mount, prosthetic joint

Day 2 – November 15, 2017

8:30 – 16.00h

Calibrating crack precursor size
FEA for life prediction
Hands-on:  sheet with a hole example
Dealing with Multiaxial loading in fatigue analysis
Hands-on: Diabolo
Dealing with Variable amplitude loading in fatigue analysis

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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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