Digimat simulation software for rubber materials

Tires, anti-vibration systems, seals or hoses are rubber based components which turn into high-tech systems as soon as their material properties are tuned by embedded inclusions. A simple tire unfolds its performance due to influences from various scales. On the microscopic scale carbon black or mica particles are filled into the rubber matrix to compound materials with specific properties. On the belt edge a sophisticated weave of embedded steel fibers controls the footprint of the tire.

Your modeling software for the predictive design of rubber materials:

Digimat provides the means to investigate complex rubber components on all scales. Via investigations in representative volume elements (RVEs) the material itself can be understood on the microscopic or mesoscopic level. Homogenization technology supports compounding efforts by virtual screening of properties and allows to directly map the effect of those properties onto a component design by using interfaces to FE solvers.

Benefits of using Digimat modeling software for rubber materials:

  • Nonlinear, large deformation material models
  • Investigation of microstructure evolution in RVEs
  • Effective material properties from
    • RVE computations
    • Mean field homogenization
  • Multi-scale analyses coupling the microstructure to the macroscopic response of the rubber part

Industrial usage of Digimat for rubber materials:

Material suppliers benefit from virtual laboratories which allow to gain deep insight into rubber composite materials. In-depth investigations and screening of material candidates allow to build new functional rubber systems in a quick and cost efficient manner.

Providers of rubber components boost their design strategy by taking into account the full complexity of rubber composites when computing the target performance of their parts.

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