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1. WO2020118313 - SIMULATION TOOL

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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A method, stored on a non-transitory medium and executed by a processor, for simulating strain induced orthotropy for a material, the method comprising:

calculating three (3) principal strain directions of the simulated material;

calculating three (3) distortional strains for the simulated material;

calculating three (3) dilatational strains for the simulated material;

calculating free energy for the simulated material, the calculated free energy being calculated from the calculated three principal directions of the simulated material, the three distortional strains and the three dilatational strains; and

calculating, via the calculated free energy, a stress for the simulated material based on the calculated free energy for the simulated material.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the dilatational energy is defined in terms of large strain according to the following equation:

where z’s are dilatation functions and

epsilons are in the principal strain directions.

3. The method according to claim 1, further comprising:

defining the distortional strains for a face as a log of a ratio of stretches of the simulated material according to the following equation:

equals pure shear at small strains, are

the true strains in principal directions,
are stretches in perpendicular directions along the simulated material; and

defining the distortional strains for remain faces as a log of a ratio of stretches of the simulated material according to the following equation:


4. The method according to claim 1, wherein the calculated stress is calculated in principal orthotropic directions according to the following equations:

5. The method according to claim 1, wherein further comprising calculating entropic elasticity with a crosslink network in parallel to a generalized Maxell model, the Maxwell elements including nonlinear springs that store energy as volume specific Gibbs free energy, with stress being derived according to the following equation:


6. A method, stored on a non-transitory medium and executed by a processor, for simulating stress and strain for an orthotropic composite material, the method comprising: calculating six (6) distortional strains for the simulated orthotropic composite material; and

calculating three (3) dilatational strains for the simulated orthotropic composite material;

calculating free energy for the simulated orthotropic composite material, the calculated dilatational energy being calculated from the calculated six distortional strains and the three dilatational strains; and

calculating, via the calculated free energy, a stress for the simulated orthotropic composite material based on the calculated dilatational energy for the orthotropic material.

7. The method according to claim 6, wherein the dilatational energy is defined in terms of large strain according to the following equation:

where epsilons are the strains in

the principal directions of orthotropy, kappa is bulk modulus and the z functions combine into the dilatational contribution to free energy.

8. The method according to claim 6, wherein the distortional strains are defined by an angle, which leads to a hyperbolic secant function in the stress tensor calculation.

9. The method according to claim 6, further comprising defining the distortional strains as a log of a ratio of stretches of the simulated material according to the following equation:

equals pure shear at small strains, are

the true strains in principal directions, are stretches in perpedicular directions

along the simulated material; and

defining the distortional strains for the remain faces as a log of a ratio of stretches of the simulated material according to the following equation:


10. The method according to claim 6, further comprising calculating entropic elasticity with a crosslink network in parallel to a generalized Maxell model, the Maxwell elements including nonlinear springs that store energy as volume specific Gibbs free energy, with stress being derived according to the following equation:


11. The method according to claim 6, wherein the calculated stress is calculated in principal orthotropic directions according to the following equations: