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Almost incompressible hyperelastic theory

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In Abaqus, when the material response is almost incompressible, Abaqus/Standard offers a “mixed” formulation.

Tangent modulus of the Mooney-Rivlin based Neo-hookean - Could you check my derivation??



I study solid mechanics at a graduate school.


I tried to derive tangent modulus of the Mooney-Rivlin based Neo-Hookean material.


There might be no error in my derivation, but answer is wrong with referred right answer.


So, could you check my derivation?


I attached my derivation as a figure.




Thanks in advance.

Hyperelastic compressible experiment

Dear All,


I got confused on the hyperelastic experiment that the uniaxial, equibiaxial, and planar test are based on the material is incompressible. What if the material is compressible, are the experiment the same as incompressible material? Except for the volumetric mode, what is the different between incompressible and compressible material experiment? Thanks!






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Introduction of the hyperfoam model in ABAQUS

Dear Researchers,


I am trying to find out which was the first ABAQUS version, wchich includes the hyperfoam material model. I haven't found any version history about this. Could someone tell me the very first version of ABAQUS in which the hyperfoam model was included?


Thank You!

Kind Regards,

Attila KOSSA

Online finite element analysis of nanoindentation (indentation)

Dear All, 


We (the NanoBIO Node at Illinois ) have a preliminary release of an online finite element analysis of nanoindentation (indentation) tool using FEAP

This preliminary release is limited to linear elastic material, axisymmetric geometry, spherical rigid indenter, and various boundary conditions. 

Difference between different material models for Hyperelastic material


I am doing a project on rubber couplings and it is a bit difficult for me to decide between the material models availavle in Ansys 14. I am new to this field and want some assistance in choosing the material model. So, can anyone help me to theoroticall explain the difference between the different material models available in Ansys? 

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Hyperelastic and Viscoelastic material modelling

I have a doubt regarding the Hyperelastic and Viscoelastic material modelling in ANSYS using Mooney-Rivlin material constants.

ANSYS theory manual says that for large deformation and large strains, the material modelling (i.e. constitutive behaviour) is same for hyperelastic and viscoelastic. Is it so?

Generally,  Mooney-Rivlin material constants are used to model Hyperelastic behaviour (rubber-like materials).

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Call for special issue papers: Mechanics of cells, tissues, and biomaterials

The paramount role of mechanics in life has recently been the center of attention of many researchers. This special issue will be focusing on the role of mechanics in the life of cells and tissues and their interactions with biomaterials. Original research and review papers are solicited for review and publication in the journal Mechanical Sciences . Mechanical Sciences is an academic open-access journal sponsored by the Library of Delft University of Technology and The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

Virtual Heart Surgery

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WhatDifference:same stress-strain curve for linear elastic material with nonlinear young's modulus and hyperelastic material

Hi everyone,

Now I am trying to implement Ogden model in Comsol Multiphysics, but I had some problem.

Then I realized that in Comsol, it's possible to implement a nonlinear young's modulus.

But I am a little confused.

If you have a nonlinear Young's modulus, in the stress-strain curve, E is the tangent of this curve.

For hyperelastic material, let's say Ogden material. It's usually a nonlinear stress-strain curve as well.

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