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XFEM vs. Classical Fracture Modeling Techniques in Abaqus

Course Objective

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

North America