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XFEM vs. Classical Fracture Modeling Techniques in Abaqus

Course Logistics

Take advantage of this live online course right from your desk. Each day of the class will begin with a lecture session. After the lecture, workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by hosting office via phone and email. Some hosting offices also allow for in-person attendance.


This seminar provides a discussion of some of the conventional FEA techniques for predicting stress intensity factor and J-integrals. Then the focus will be on updating your skills to using the new XFEM technique. During the seminar's lectures and workshops users will learn about:

  • How to use proper modeling techniques for capturing crack-tip singularities in fracture mechanics problems
  • How to use Abaqus/CAE to create meshes appropriate for fracture studies
  • How to calculate stress intensity factors and contour integrals around a crack tip
  • How to simulate crack growth using XFEM

This course is a customized subset of the Modeling Fracture and Failure with Abaqus course.

Who should attend

This seminar is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus. Experience with Abaqus/CAE is desirable.

Schedule and Registration

Typical Lecture Session Times

Pacific Time (PT) – 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mountain Time (MT) – 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Central Time (CT) – 10 :00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (ET) – 11 :00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

UK Time (GMT) – 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.