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XFEM vs. Classical Fracture Modeling Techniques in Abaqus

Course Dates

This course is presented in two lecture sessions from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT; lectures and demos will be presented by the instructor during this time.  There is a one-hour break in the middle of each lecture session (12:30 - 1:30 p.m. CT). The workshop sessions are conducted offline with technical support provided by SIMULIA Central via email and telephone from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. CT.

 

Date:

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT

(with 12:30-1:30 break)

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CT

Tuesday, August 7

Online Course

Offline Workshop Support

Wednesday, August 8

Online Course

Offline Workshop Support

Hosting Office: SIMULIA Central Region – Central Time (CT)


Objective

As part of the continuing efforts to improve realistic simulation, modeling fracture & failure has been an area of development for 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. Abaqus 6.9 introduced a new capability called XFEM (eXtended Finite Element Method). This capability alleviates the shortcomings associated with traditional approaches that require meshing cracked surfaces and updating the mesh for a growing crack.

This seminar first 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:

  • Proper modeling techniques for capturing crack-tip singularities in 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 using conventional techniques and using XFEM
  • Simulating crack growth using the eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM)
Who Should Attend

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

Pricing

The registration cost for this course is $580. We offer sizable discounts for group registrations from the same site†. The table below lists the discount pricing schedule. Registrations after July 31, 2012 will incur an additional processing fee of $50 per person. SIMULIA Central reserves the right to decline registrations received after the deadline.

Attendee[s] per site

Cost per person

1

$580

2-5

$480 per additional registration

6-10

$380 per additional registration

> 10

$280 per additional registration

†Above discounts apply to attendees registering together on one registration form and providing one form of payment.

Academic Discount
A discounted registration fee of $200 is offered to all academic institutions on a space available basis. This discount cannot be combined with the multiple attendee discount. The registrations with the academic discount will not include workshop support.

What is Included

Electronic copies of the training notes will be provided to each registrant for their personal use. Every registrant will also receive a copy of Abaqus Student Edition. Many of the topics covered in this course can be practiced using Abaqus Student Edition; however, to ensure that you can perform all the course workshops fully, you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus. No additional Abaqus licenses will be provided.