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Modeling Fracture and Failure with Abaqus

Course Objective

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.

Course Overview 

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.

Schedule and Regsitration

North America

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