Title

Static and dynamic response of elastomeric materials: An insight into the design of durable elastomeric components

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1997

Abstract

A study of the static and dynamic finite element analysis (FEA) of elastomers is presented. Methods of developing static and dynamic finite element material models are discussed and then utilized to characterize an elastomer typically used as an impact absorber. These material models are then used to analyze the mechanical behavior of a specific impact absorber design using both static and dynamic FEA, and the results are compared. The advantages and disadvantages of both methods are discussed, as are the corresponding implications to the design of elastomeric components.

Publication Title

Journal of Engineering Design

Volume

8

Issue

3

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