When the stress in a structure becomes sufficiently large, many materials display nonlinear behavior. Some materials may exhibit a nonlinear stress-strain response even at very low stress. Material models including elastoplastic, viscoplastic, creep, and hyperelastic require expressions more sophisticated than the linear Hooke’s law. This webinar presented applications of nonlinear materials modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics and demonstrated how user-defined materials can be incorporated into a simulation. The webinar concluded with a 15-minute Q&A session.
Watch the webinar to learn:
• which nonlinear material models are predefined in COMSOL
• how to simulate nonlinear material behavior
• how to combine different sources of material nonlinearity
Speaker: Mateusz Stec, Technical Product Manager, Fatigue, COMSOL
Bio: Mateusz works as the Technical Product Manager for the Fatigue Module. He studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan and Vehicle Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology. In 2008, he completed his PhD in Solid Mechanics at the Royal Institute of Technology. Before joining COMSOL, he worked at SKF’s European Research Centre as a researcher and project leader.
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