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What's Different about Analyzing Plastic and Rubber Parts?
Testing complex nonlinear load deformation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation plastic and rubber part analysis allows designers and engineers to validate product quality performance and safety throughout the design creation.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation integrates seamlessly with the design process, allowing you to run frequency analysis directly from your SOLIDWORKS CAD model resulting in fewer costly prototypes, reduced rework and delays and greater time and cost efficiency.

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Given the typically complex load deformation relationship of plastic and rubber components (the basic relationship assumption of Hooke’s Law is violated) nonlinear stress analysis is necessary when running stress analysis of plastic and rubber parts.

The plastic stress strain curve is required within the SOLIDWORKS material database in order to run plastic component stress analysis and gain the best results, the SOLIDWORKS material database comes prepopulated with said information and can also be customised to suit specific requirements. You can choose from:
  • Nonlinear elastic or hyper elastic Mooney-Rivlin or Ogden formulations (for rubber components)
  • Hyper elastic Blatz-K formulations (for compressible polyurethane foam type rubbers)
SOLIDWORKS Simulation utilises FEA methods to determine the displacements and stresses in your products caused by operational loads such as:
  • Forces
  • Pressures
  • Accelerations
  • Temperatures
  • Contact between components

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