crack propagation

Temperature induced crack propagation in structured media

This paper describes the propagation of an edge crack in a semi-infinite triangular lattice, consisting of identical point masses connected by thermoelastic links. A change of temperature, represented by a time-periodic series of high-gradient temperature pulses, is applied at the boundary of the lattice. In order to make the initial crack advance in the lattice a failure criterion is imposed, whereby the links break as soon as they attain a prescribed elongation.

Cohesive Zone and Cohesive Element

Hi all,

I had been trying to reproduce a crack propagation problem using XFEM/Cohesive Zone. The problem is a 200x200x50 notched plate which has been simulated using plane strain elements 200x200 with 50 mm thickness.

I generated the cohesive layer (zero thickness) between the plane strain elements in the notch region, as cohesive elements and cohesive material properties which will define the crack initiation location.

Crack problems in A380 and BOEING 787

A point in which I may contribute from my oint of view is the crack problrem because of asymmetric bending

or because of the "off axis" bending. It is a problem in which I am working with Professor Sideridis at this time in National Technical University of Athens.

Hello everyone;

I am Msc student and work on simulation of repairing the cracked steel girders using CFRP in abaqus.

I induce a geometrical crack in steel beam model and exepct it propagate in failure strain path, after increasing the load

I  have a question about crack propagation of steel girder under monotonic loading, what criterion of fracture is suitable for this case?

Crack propagation in composites in presence of shear and pressure loads

Hi,

Assume that we have a composite structure consists of isotropic layers with
a delamination (separation) between the layers. There is a compressive load
applying normal to layers surfaces and hence normal to the
delamination (crack) which closes the delamination, and a shear load tangential to the
crack surface.

the order of shear force is much smaller than the compressive load. can the
delamination propagate du to this shear force?