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Failure of Thermoplastics – Part 2 Material Modeling and Simulation

Complex material models are much more used nowadays. The reasons are the increasing usage of plastics in high security relevance automotive and the resulting demand for virtual modeling including damage and failure. These complex material models allow a more detailed reproduction of reality, e.g. the tension/compression asymmetry. Implementing damage and failure is a time - consuming step and depends on the real material behavior but as well as on the testing method and on specific settings for the solver.