Finite element implementation of slightly compressible and incompressible first invariant-based hyperelasticity: theory, coding, exemplary problems
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Warsaw University of Technology, Department of Mechanics and Armament Technology, Warsaw
Publication date: 2017-07-15
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017;55(3):787–800
The present study is concerned with the finite element (FE) implementation of slightly compressible hyperelastic material models. A class of constitutive equations is considered where the isochoric potential functions are based on the first invariant of the right Cauchy-Green (C-G) deformation tensor. Special attention is paid to the most recently developed model formulations. The incremental form of hyperelasticity and its numerical implementation into both commercial and non-commercial FE software are discussed. A Fortran 77 UMAT code is attached which allows for a simple implementation of arbitrary first invariant-based constitutive models into Abaqus and Salome-Meca FE packages. Several exemplary problems are considered.