This course gives an overview of experimental characterization, material modeling, and numerical simulation of structural adhesive systems at 3M. Suitable testing and characterization methods for structural adhesives will be presented. Material model calibration and parameter identification techniques for continuum models and cohesive zone models will be covered. Finally, a typical bonding geometry will be discussed to underline the applicability of the proposed material models and numerical approaches with the help of workshops built by Ansys WB. Other Industry examples will be presented and briefly discussed.
- Completion of the Designing with 3M™ Tapes and Adhesives course is required.
Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.