strengthening the materials core of manufacturing enterprises
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Hubert Lobo

Hubert Lobo is founder of DatapointLabs technical center for materials and its software partner Matereality. The two companies share a mission to strengthen the materials core of manufacturing enterprises. He has a degree from Cornell University and 25 years of experience in the science and testing of materials for use in CAE and new product development.  He has been honored as a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers, for his pioneering work in quantifying polymer behavior for CAE. Besides authoring numerous articles and books, including the Handbook of Plastics Analysis, he holds patents for test instruments and computer software.

The Role of Materials in Simulation-Driven Product Development

DatapointLabs Technical Center for Materials has a mission to strengthen the materials core of manufacturing enterprises by facilitating the use of new materials, novel manufacturing processes, and simulation-based product development. A whole-process approach is needed to address the role of materials in this context. full post

Mechanical Plastics Rubbers Metals Hyperelastic Nonlinear Material Models Structural Analysis ANSYS Validation 3D Printing Matereality Materials Information Management

Progress on the Validation of Simulation for Ductile Polymers

We will focus on our work related to the testing, modeling and validation of simulation for crash and durability applications, including testing techniques, software tools for material parameter conversion, and the use of a mid-stage validation process that uses standardized experiments to check the accuracy of the simulation prior to use in real-life applications. In addition, we present a short introduction to the Knowmats initiative which seeks to collect posts and links to papers from industry experts as a reference for simulation professionals. full post

Mechanical Plastics Automotive High Speed Testing Nonlinear Material Models Structural Analysis Multi-CAE Crash Presentations Validation

Advances in the Measurement and Modeling of Plastics for Impact Simulations

High strain-rate properties have many applications in the simulation of automotive crash and product drop testing. These properties are difficult to measure. Previously, we described a novel inferential technique for the measurement of the properties of polycarbonate. In this paper, we demonstrate that the technique appears to work for a variety of polymers. We also show that plastics exhibit different kinds of high-strain rate behaviors

Plastics LS-DYNA