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Modeling Fracture and Failure with Abaqus
Fracture and failure modeling allows for product designs that maximize the safe operating life of structural components. Abaqus offers many capabilities that enable fracture and failure modeling. This seminar provides a detailed discussion of these capabilities. During the seminar's lectures and workshops users will learn about:
Proper modeling techniques for capturing crack-tip singularities in fracture mechanics problems
Proper modeling techniques for finite-strain (nonlinear) fracture mechanics problems
Using Abaqus/CAE to create meshes appropriate for fracture studies
Calculation of stress intensity factors and contour integrals around a crack tip
Material damage and failure models
Wear and erosion modeling
Simulating crack growth using cohesive connections
Simulating crack growth using VCCT
Simulating crack growth using XFEM
Simulating low-cycle fatigue crack growth
Who Should Attend
This seminar is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus. Experience with Abaqus/CAE is desirable.
The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.