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Damage Based Fracture and Failure 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.


Damage framework will be introduced for crack propagation studies. You will learn the specific modeling and analysis techniques used for conducting VCCT, cohesive behavior and XFEM analyses. In addition, you’ll learn how to successfully apply stabilization and viscous regularization to obtain accurate results from these highly discontinuous analysis types.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Damage framework available in Abaqus
  • Virtual Crack Closure Technique (VCCT)
  • Introduction to cohesive behavior
  • Cohesive Surfaces and Elements
  • Extended finite element method (XFEM)
  • Stabilization techniques for VCCT, cohesive behavior and XFEM
  • Damage specific output requests

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

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus who are interested in performing delamination and/or crack initiation- and propagation- based studies using the damage-based framework available in Abaqus.

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. No additional Abaqus licenses will be provided, so to ensure that you can perform all the workshops fully you will need access to a licensed copy of Abaqus.


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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.