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Upcoming Webinar: An Introduction to Non-linear Materials

February 10, 2016

This webinar is now closed. You can view the webinar recording here.

Performing finite element analysis (FEA) has become the norm with the availability of computing power. It is an essential tool for any development phase of any project. This is not limited to classic industrial applications but is common in medical, fluid and civil fields too.

Simple structures and parts can be analysed assuming small deformations and linear materials. However, this is often not acceptable, such as when parts undergo yield due to high loads or when materials like rubber are used. Specifying the correct material for its application is directly related to how accurate the results are. But why use material non-linearity and what are non-linear materials? This webinar will introduce you to the following:

  • What are non-linear materials?
  • Available non-linear materials in Abaqus
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using non-linear materials
  • Most common engineering non-linear materials:
    • Metal plasticity
    • Hyperelasticity

This webinar is recommended for beginner analysts to learn about the concept of non-linear materials, their applications and how to define them in Abaqus. It is also beneficial for all levels of analysts and managers wishing to gain some insight into the non-linear capabilities of Abaqus.

About the Presenter: Amit Patel, Senior Engineer at Intrinsys

On completion of his MSc at Cranfield University, Amit joined Intrinsys where he has become focused on Abaqus and CATIA tools sets. Amit has a talent for the ability to be able to make the software work and avoiding any issues. With a keen focus on the application and methodology of CATIA, Amit has mastered the software tools and is one of our leading trainers, supporting a number of customers including a major Formula 1 client.