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Spring reaction

Question asked by Valentin Leung on Nov 23, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2010 by Kieran Choy

Dear All,

I have a kind of elastomer material that I want to simulate, basically, it's a disc with a hole in the middle I move its edge vertically over a ball, the ball will deform the disc to a certain point. Now I want to know if I can simulate the relaxation of the disc, if it would be strong enough to retain its shape? I suppose that the material has been deformed elastically.


The elastomer's specs have been determined empirically, we took a slab of material and pulled it at different length and noted the force to build up a stress strain curve. the curve is a line pretty much straight.


Is it possible on Simulation to simulate that? Right now, I am at the end of the first phase, I pushed the disc onto the ball to have it deformed. Now I want to cancel all force and see if the disc would go back up and retain its shape.