The most valuable information you could feed your FEA model are the material coefficients that are valid for the entire range of the loading environment, be it temperature or strain rate. Unlike geometry, loads and boundary conditions, which are typically well known, material coefficients are the most elusive set of data, yet are important to capturing the physics of your high-value component. NW Numerics provides these services to help you get more value out of your simulations:
- Testing and Data Collection: we identify and/or reveal active physical mechanisms of interest for your material (material science aspect), design relevant and efficient testing program to extract most data out of a few tests (experimental aspects), and use reliable material-centric data collection software, so that we can perform …
- Material Calibration for Simulation: depending on how many mechanisms are active, this can become multi-step effort. Our tools are capable of calibrating material coefficients based on test data resulting from coupon tests (homogeneous deformation) or component tests (a field of measurements, similar to that of a BVP).
- Characterization & Fatigue Testing section summarizes the services we offer, our understanding of the different types of tests, and the important role they play in over all characterization of the material behavior.