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Ansys Mechanical Nonlinear Materials for Elastomers

Course Overview

This course covers advanced nonlinear material options for elastomers modeling.


  • Completion of the Ansys Mechanical Basic Structural Nonlinearities course is required.
  • Students need a working knowledge of the procedures for performing a basic nonlinear static structural analysis in the Mechanical Environment.
  • General familiarity with the Workbench Project Page, Engineering Data and the Mechanical Interface is assumed.

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. 

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Choose the appropriate material model for elastomeric materials modeling
  • Understand how to handle nonlinearities coming from materials
  • Use the curve fitting tool 
  • Check the results
  • Be familiar with the existing laboratory tests

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.


This is a half-day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 1 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module 1 - Hyperelasticity
  • Module 2 - Testing for Elastomeric Materials
  • Module 3 – Viscoelasticity
  • Module 4 - Advanced Hyperelasticity Physical Properties
Day 1
  • Module 1 – Hyperelasticity
  • Module 1A – Hyperelasticity Advanced Models
  • Workshop 01A: Hyperelastic Curve Fitting
  • Workshop 01B: Keyboard
  • Workshop 01C: Mullins Effect
  • Workshop 01D: Anisotropic Hyperelasticity
  • Module 1B – Element Technology
  • Module 2: Testing for Elastomeric Materials
  • Workshop 2: Equibiaxial Tension
  • Module 3 – Viscoelasticity
  • Workshop 3: Viscoelasticity
  • Module 4 - Advanced Hyperelasticity Physical Properties
  • Workshop 04A: Hysteresis
  • Workshop 04B: Permanent Set