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Abaqus Tutorial 21:
Compression & Stress Relaxation of a Viscoelastic Rubber Seal

In this tutorial, you will investigate the time-dependent viscoelastic behaviour of a rubber seal after compression. You will use the Abaqus calibration tool to calibrate a linear viscoelastic material model of a generic rubber starting from stress-relaxation test-data. Quadrangular 2D plane strain elements will be used.

When you complete this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Calibrate a linear viscoelastic material model starting from experimental stress relaxation test data.
  • Create a model to compress a rubber seal with a *static procedure and then evaluate its stress relaxation using a *visco procedure.

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