Linear and nonlinear finite element study of polyurethane used in sports shoes

Ali M. Memari, P. R. Cavanagh, S. Madan

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Abstract

This paper describes the rearfoot finite element modeling of polyurethane foam used in sport shoes. Two cases are considered: a flat bottom and an arched bottom reinforced with a shell of PBT resin (hytrel). The results of testing samples of polyurethane foam to obtain Poisson's ratio and modulus of elasticity are presented. The finite element analysis program ANSYS is used to perform linear elastic and nonlinear hyperelastic analysis of the model under the loading condition of a subject walking and running. The analysis results indicate the appropriateness of nonlinear analysis for models using polyurethane foam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages81-87
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Structures Technology. Part 1 (of 4) - Athens, Greece
Duration: Aug 30 1994Sep 1 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Structures Technology. Part 1 (of 4)
CityAthens, Greece
Period8/30/949/1/94

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety

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    Memari, A. M., Cavanagh, P. R., & Madan, S. (1994). Linear and nonlinear finite element study of polyurethane used in sports shoes. 81-87. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Structures Technology. Part 1 (of 4), Athens, Greece, .