Inflation of a Spherical Rubber Balloon
Model ID: 12599
This model aims to investigate the inflation of a rubber balloon with different hyperelastic material models, and compare the results to analytical expressions.
A controlled inflation could benefit clinical applications, cardiovascular research, and the medical device industry, thus the importance of understanding the hyperelastic behavior during balloon inflations. The example is taken from the book “Nonlinear Solid Mechanics”, by G. Holzapfel.
|Computed hoop stress as a function of circumferential stretch for different material models, compared to the analytical expression for Ogden material.|