APPLICATION OF RUBBER FATIGUE ANALYSIS WITH ENDURICA SOFTWARE

Application of Rubber Fatigue Analysis with Endurica Software – an Endurica Master Training Course

Wield Endurica software to virtually evaluate fatigue performance and solve design issues at the concept stage. Attendees have returned to their firms and revolutionized their design processes by using the software to diagnose and solve fatigue issues.

Course Objectives

  • Review three famous cases involving elastomer failure, and the issues at stake in fatigue analysis.
  • Understand key ingredients of successful fatigue analysis for rubber
  • Be able to select and specify material models that accurately describe elastomer stress-strain and fatigue behavior.
  • Understand principles needed for accurate fatigue analysis: critical plane analysis, rainflow counting, and damage accumulation.
  • Set up a Finite Element model to ensure accurate fatigue analysis.
  • Use Endurica Software to solve durability issues involving multiaxial, variable amplitude loading

Course Outline/Agenda

Day 1: 8:30 – 4:45 pm, 6 pm 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 – non-relaxing and strain crystallization
  • Industry Applications: bushing under a 2-channel road load signal, exhaust mount, prosthetic joint

Day 2: 8:15 – 3:30 pm

  • 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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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 2017 Arnold Smith Special Service Award and the 2007 Sparks-Thomas Award — both from the Rubber Division ACS (American Chemical Society) , and the 1999 Henry Fuchs Award of the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) 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 . . .

“I learned more than expected!”

“Excellent Training ~ Thanks!”

 

Do you have what it takes to become a Fatigue Ninja?

2021
101 New Fatigue Ninjas to date
France – India – Spain – USA

2019
234 New Fatigue Ninjas 
China – France – India – Spain – UK – USA

2018
135 New Fatigue Ninjas
China – Europe – India – USA

Training is available at YOUR site

Endurica’s professionals can provide customized training at your location anywhere in the world. Contact Chris Robertson with your durability challenge – by phone at 419-957-0543 or via email at cgrobertson@endurica.com.

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