Active Polymer Technologies Ltd (APT) is a UK-based rubber simulation and design consultancy, specialising in the design and development of technologically advanced products within the defence, motorsport and industrial sectors. Our design activities are dominated by expert use of the latest Finite Element Analysis software.
Nonlinear Analysis – Designing with Elastomers
All physical processes are inherently nonlinear to a certain extent. Polymer sealing applications commonly exhibit either large deformations and/or inelastic material behaviour. Failure to account for nonlinear behaviour can lead to product failures and unnecessary costs.
FEA software simulates the behaviour of a real component with a mathematical model that includes the physical conditions in which it operates. The finite element model is then analysed by a finite element analysis solver, which calculates data reflecting the design behaviour to the applied boundary conditions, and can help to identify weaknesses or potential failures in the design.
Active Polymer Technologies can help you accurately simulate accurately your products without having to invest in analysis software.
We have our own in-house material testing capabilities to create the material data required to feed the mathematical model including:
- Tensile and Compression testing
- Micro Hardness Testing [IRHD]
- Stress Relaxation testing [Under Development]
Products & ApplicationsCV Boots
We have 15 years experience in the design and manufacture of bespoke CV boots for motorsport & defense vehicles. We meet and exceed expectations for the world’s most challenging CV boot applications.
We offer detailed simulation of Vibration Isolators and Shock Absorbers. We can produce custom designs for your application with a 4 week production lead time.
We wrote the book on hydraulic bladder accumulator analysis why trust the design and simulation of your rubber accumulator bladders to anyone else.