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High Rate Mechanical Testing of Polymer Materials for Finite Element Simulation

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Thursday Apr 4, 2024

Elevate your skills in the realm of polymer materials testing by learning the crucial techniques for high-rate mechanical testing to ensure the precision and reliability of your finite element simulations.
Learn to overcome challenges (strain rate sensitivity, material complexity, data acquisition...) when conducting high-rate mechanical testing of polymer materials to produce accurate results and overall success of simulations.


Join Sean Teller, our seasoned professional with extensive experience in polymer testing to:

  • Understand what factors influence our choice to conduct material tests at higher rates, and what all test methods are available
  • Learn How to effectively transform test data into material models for Finite Element simulation
  • Get a hold of examples of material data, test methods, and material calibration.

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Presented By:
Sean Teller

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Methodology
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Apr 4, 2024
3:00 p.m. (London)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

Relying solely on low-rate data may lead to overdesigning your components or unnecessarily specifying high-cost materials, thereby increasing the cost of the product. Switch to various advanced high rate mechanical tests (Hopkinson, Drop power...) and understand which high rate method works best for your application. 

Explore the intricate details of polymer behavior, unlocking insights critical for engineering applications. Join this course to: 


  1. Interpret extensive data sets to extract meaningful information for acquisition and analysis.
  2. Understand how to model the complex behaviors of polymers accurately for reliable finite element simulations.
  3. Learn to integrate high-rate test data into finite element simulation models, enhancing your ability to predict and optimize material performance.

Who should attend?

  • Technical managers, and testing technicians that want to understand high rate test methods, how to choose them, and when they are needed
  • Engineers in materials development, R&D, design, and manufacturing
  • Professionals in Automotive, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Industries


Complete the course and (unlock your personalized certificate) – your badge of accomplishment awaits!

Course Outline

  1. Motivation:

    • Why High rate testing?
    • Examples of material rate dependence
    • What drives polymer rate dependence (stress-strain behavior, yield strength, fracture toughness)

  2. High rate test methods:

    • Standard methods
    • Split Hopkinson Pressure Bars and drop towers
    • Higher rates and inverse methods

  3. Material modeling methods:

    • How you can use the data you’ve collected
    • Exemplar data and material model predictions for advance models

  4. 30 mins Q&A - Interact live with the expert for all your technical help!

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