I need to create a metric for fatigue output based on a rubber (for example a strain amplitude vs. cycles to failure curve) for a vibration dampening mount. I have been told that solid works cannot handle hyper elastic material behavior that includes softening (mullins, hysteresis, creep), crack growth/closure, etc accurately. I have been forced to look into fe-safe/rubber in order to complete my task.
Has anyone had success modeling rubber fatigue with solid works? I can use a number of hyper elastic models, but prefer to use ogden or arruda-boyce. I have not even had success in creating a hyper elastic material using the coefficients for these equations as well as the damage criterion. I have been learning abaqus (ugh).
Any help is greatly appreciated.