I am just wondering what strain value do I need to enter in this section of the materials property ? is this strain in terms of X, Y or Z OR is it a ratio ?
Thanks for the help
What nonlinear material are you using?
There are a couple of really good articles on this in the solidworks kb. This is also covered in the help and be nonlinear class.
I am using Rubber. Its a custom made material from recycled rubber tires, i.e. synthethic rubber
Which material model will you use for it?
What properties do you have access to?
Also, do you know you are going to go into the nonlinear range? If you aren't, treating the rubber as linear will simplify your analysis greatly.
I would just like to do initial testing to see what the results are like before making a conclusion
Yes this is going into the non-linear range. The stress-strain curve is not linear
Take a look at the hyperelastic section. Make sure to check the swx kb for the right input info.
thanks Jared. Appreciate the help.
Sorry I dont understand the acronyms, swx and kb
So I am not able to just use Non-linear Elastic with a defined stres-strain curve ?
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Nonlinear elastic can work. But most of the time I see hyperelastic used. Especially for large deformation. Check the kb, read through the help and the training manual. That will help you decide.
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