CHARACTERIZING ELASTOMER FATIGUE BEHAVIOR FOR ANALYSIS AND ENGINEERING

Characterizing Elastomer Fatigue Behavior for Analysis and Engineering – an Endurica Master Training Course

Endurica’s most requested course provides a thorough explanation of the essential principles and practices of material characterization for fatigue life prediction and strategies and procedures for planning effective fatigue test programs as well as making effective use of crack nucleation and fracture mechanics tools. Become a #fatigueninja.

New for 2020: Now Available Live Online!
Our most requested course! Learn the essential principles and practices of material characterization for fatigue life prediction, and strategies and procedures for planning effective fatigue test programs as well as making effective use of crack nucleation and fracture mechanics tools. The live, online delivery of our Characterizing Elastomer Fatigue Behavior for Analysis and Engineering course includes lectures and exercises for a thorough understanding of the science behind Endurica’s workflow and software solutions. This course is a LIVE training event and a link to the presentation of each class will be made available to registrants for their reference/review. These links will be active for seven days after the class date so attendees will have time to make up classes they may not be able to attend live. This course will NOT be distributed or broadcast beyond this time period.  

July 13-17, 2020 Lectures 9:00 a.m. – Noon EST with additional time available for questions during Office Hours 1:00 – 3:00 daily during the course duration. Register Online

Course Objectives

  • Know the physics and factors that govern Ruďďer’s fatigue behavior
  • Use accurate models and efficient procedures to characterize fatigue behavior
  • Take advantage of test strategies that minimize risk and maximize productivity
  • Use crack nucleation and fracture mechanics approaches effectively
  • Use characterization to inform accurate fatigue calculations
  • Use characterization to diagnose and solve development issues

Three Day Course

Day 1: 8:30 – 4:45 pm, 6 pm Course Dinner

  • Elastomers as engineered materials
  • Design, Analysis and Characterization for Durability with Rubber
  • Stiffness, mode of control, compound optimization
  • Stress-strain – molecular origins and hyperelasticity
  • Stress-strain – cyclic phenomena and advanced models
  • Self-heating in rubber
  • Tearing energy


Day 2: 8:15 – 4:45 pm

  • Characterizing strength of rubber
  • The fatigue threshold
  • Strategic considerations in fatigue testing
  • Characterizing Fatigue behavior of individual cracks – fully relaxing cycles
  • Characterizing Fatigue behavior – non-relaxing cycles and strain crystallization
  • Crack nucleation, S-N curves, Continuum Damage


Day 3: 8:15 – 3:00 pm

  • Characterizing crack precursor size
  • Ruďďer’s Fatigue Design Envelope
  • Aging
  • Multiaxial loading and Critical Plane Analysis
  • Fatigue in tension, shear, and compression
  • Variable amplitude loading, Rainflow counting, and damage accumulation
  • Component testing

Our next available public training dates: 

November 9-11, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Register online

Need to print a copy for your company to process? Characterizing Elastomer Fatigue Behavior for Analysis and Engineering

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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 . . .

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

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

“Knowledgeable instructor, helpful class discussion.”

 

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

2020
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 also 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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