Using XFEM in Abaqus to Model Fracture and Crack Propagation

On Demand

This eSeminar will focus on basic concepts of extended Finite Element Method (XFEM) in Abaqus, damage modeling and the creation of an XFEM fracture model. There will also be a short hands-on demonstration using Abaqus 6.13.


  • Introduction to Fracture and Failure
  • What is XFEM?
  • Basic XFEM Concepts
  • Damage Modeling
  • Creating an XFEM Fracture Model
  • Examples of XFEM models
  • Limitations
  • Demo: Crack Growth in a Three-point Bend Specimen using XFEM