Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 285–290 | Cite as

Numerical simulation of quasi-static compression on a complex rubber foam

  • Huyi Wang
  • Wenjun Hu
  • Fengpeng Zhao


A complex rubber foam under quasi-static compression is simulated using the finite element method (FEM). The present work sets up the phenomenological constitutive model for the silicon rubber. The computerized tomography (CT) technique is utilized to reconstruct the real complex foam geometries. The quasi-static uniaxial compression on the foam is simulated in ABAQUS. The present work obtains the stress response as the nominal strain nearly reaches 80% and the foam exhibits hyper-elastic behavior. The FEM results achieve good agreements with the data obtained from the multi-scale simulation and the tests as the nominal strain is less than 60%.


Complex Rubber Foam Quasi-static Compression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Systems EngineeringCAEPMianyangChina

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