Constitutive Models — Lesson 1

Understanding and choosing the right material is essential for the success of a design.

When designing a tire for a racing car, we would prefer rubber to steel, but why? What are the benefits of using rubber in this case?


Below is a similar question: What is the advantage of using steel rather than rubber in a car frame?


In this video, we will shed light on the above questions and introduce how to characterize material behavior using constitutive models.


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Here are the accompanying handout slides for this lesson.