Hyperelastic material characterisation of rubber by means of novel experimentation and reverse engineering

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•Hyperelastic characterisation requires multiaxial test data –uniaxial tension, pure shear and equibiaxial tension
•To increase the efficiency of material characterisation, a novel, inhomogeneous experiment is introduced utilising finite element optimisation
•No-slip compression test data is compared to an equivalent finite element model to optimise the coefficients of several material models
•Autonomous investigation of method through Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
•8-chain, Yeoh and Ogden-3 models were investigated; 8-chain and Yeoh are suitable for this method but Ogden-3 is not
•Combining with uniaxial test data enables an improved fit to test data
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2017
Event10th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers - Munich, Germany
Duration: 28 Aug 20172 Aug 2018


Conference10th European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers
Abbreviated titleECCMR2017
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  • hyperelasticity
  • experimental characterisation
  • inverse method
  • material models

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