Course on Hyperelastic Material Modeling

About Course

This courses deals with Nonlinear FEM material modeling especially hyper-elastic material model; covering introduction to polymer, mechanical behaviour of polymers, hyperelastic material model, introduction to FEM, Fatigue of hyper-elastic materials, fracture of hyper-elsatic materials., Material testing, Numerical simulations. This course will enable the users to experience the practical simulation sessions and embedded with associated theory.


For many ideally elastic materials, linear elastic models as per the Hook’s law do not accurately describe the observed material behaviour. Most common example of such kind of material is rubber, whose consecutive relationship are defined by nonlinear elastic, isotropic, incompressible, and independent of strain rate. Hyper-Elasticity is the study of material behaviour which do not obeys the Hook’s law and behaves nonlinearly within elastic limit and provides constitutive relation between the stress-strain from strain energy density function. Thus, hyper-elastic idealization models are widely adopted in the industrial products which are manufactured using elastomers.

The course is composed of both theory and practical’s using commercial software.

What Will I Learn?

  • Fundamental Understanding of Polymeric Materials
  • FEM Modeling of Polymeric Materials
  • Understanding of Hyperelastic Material Models
  • Fatigue Evaluation of Hyperelastic Material Models
  • Fracture Aspects of Hyperelastic Material Models
  • Hyperelastic material testing
  • Hyperelastic material simulations for various industrial applications

Topics for this course

8 Lessons50h

Introduction to Polymers

Classification of Polymers, Polymerization, Network Structure, Application and physical properties, Natural Rubber Vulcanization, Temperature and Time Dependence behaviour, Damage, Real Stress – Strain Response, Anisotropy. Rubber Foams

Mechanical Behaviour of Elastomers

Hyper-Elastic Material Model

Introduction to Finite Element Method

Fatigue of Hyperelastic Materials

Fracture of Hyperelastic Materials

Testing Methods for Hyperelastic material

Numerical Problems

About the instructors

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Material Includes

  • Course material
  • Finite Element Analysis Case Studies
  • FEM Tutorials


  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis
  • Knowledge of Elasto-Plastic Material Modeling

Target Audience

  • Polymer Material Development
  • Design Engineers
  • Analysis Engineers
  • R&D Engineers
  • Polymer Testing Engineers
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