XFEM can be used in Abaqus for static analysis. I would like to use XFEM in implicit or explicit dynamic analysis.
I am using Abaqus version 6.13.
XFEM is allowed with static analysis in earlier Abaqus versions (6.9).
Newer versions have implicit dynamic analysis compatiblity with XFEM.
However, when I define an implicit dynamic step,
XFEM Crack Growth option does not appear in the Interactions section when 'Initial Step' is chosen. It appears only if a static/general step is chosen.