Continuum Blue

Services

Continuum Blue provides a wide range of services, including:

  • Multiphysics Analysis
  • FEA & CFD Analysis
  • Optimisation
  • Material Selection
  • Particle Analysis
  • Particle Generation
  • Material Testing
  • Multi-Body Dynamics
  • Bespoke Analytical Services

 

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If you are investigating a new novel material, or if you require a material supplier for consistency, then let us help you do this. With a test laboratory & environment chambers for temperature-dependent testing, we can help you test & characterize you materials.

In addition to these services, with our advanced modelling capabilities, we can offer to fit your test data to constitutive material models for modelling purposes.

Tests Available

  • Materials testing
    • Tensile & Compressive testing (Stress-strain)
    • Thermal tests
    • Load to failure (yield, strain-hardening)
    • Fatigue
  • Materials characterization
    • Temperature dependence stress-strain
    • Creep (primary, secondary & tertiary)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Field Emission (FEG-SEM)
  • Transition Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Light Microscopy
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)


Constitutive Material Models Available

A list of some of the material models we’ve developed & characterised for our clients include:

  • Soft-tissue (biological) material models
    • Fung type[1] strain energy Material models
    • Bone-remodelling
      • Related to strain energy density (SED), or principle strains or hydrostatic stress
  • Hyper-elastic (rubber-like materials)
    • Mooney-Rivilin & Ogden strain energy material models
  • Super-elastic / Shape Memory
    • Nitinol
  • Elasto-plastic
    • von Mises
    • Ramberg-Osgood functions for copper alloys
  • Visco-elastic
  • Creep
  • Visco-plasticity

[1] Fung, Y.-C. (1993). Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues. New York: Springer-Verlag.