• Raphael Jean Boulbes


One of the main troubleshooting issues to deal with involves the material properties and definition of nonlinearity after the elastic behavior. In this chapter, details of large strain connected with the material law of behavior, especially, those used for hyperelasticity and rubber materials are given. The user will also find useful informations when the material definition is coupled with the User Material (UMAT) file to establish the correct settings or debugging protocol. The classic basis of a viscoelastic–plastic material behavior is still explained with a simple uniaxial stress versus strain curve, in order to prevent the reader from becoming overloaded by too many theory details, for instance, those available inside theoretical Abaqus documentation.


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  • Raphael Jean Boulbes
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  1. 1.LyonFrance

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