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Why Positive and Negative J-integral values by ANSYS?

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I did evaluation of J-integral distribution along a 3D semi-elliptical internal surface crack in a thick-walled pressure vessel using ANSYS APDL. The results I got included positive and negative values. Sometimes the values were all positive or negative and in other cases, negative and positive values were combined. What could be the interpretation of negative and positive values in ANSYS. I seriously seek assistance from someone.


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Cellular Automata for Multi-scale Fracture

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Can any one provide any apdl code to perform automatic fatigue crack growth ??

Hi, I am using Ansys Apdl for 3d fatigue crack growth. I need any one code to understand how it can be automized (recreating crack with node shift and remeshing).


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3D brittle cracking using r-adaptivity


Very often analysis with X-FEM leads to poorly conditioned system of equations. In attached an alternative approach which controls quality of FE tetrahedral elemens is shown. Approach utilizing Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian approach with material forces is shown.

As an example 3D problem involving large strain and displacements is presented,




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A paper on stochastic multiscale fracture analysis of three-dimensional functionally graded composites

Given link is for a new moment-modified polynomial dimensional decomposition (PDD) method developed for stochastic multiscale fracture analysis of three-dimensional, particle-matrix, functionally graded materials (FGMs) subject to arbitrary boundary conditions.

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