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Why a 2D and 3D model using a coupled thermal displacement element in ABAQUS give different results? Can any one help me?

I am modeling a rectangular plate placed on a hot plate using a coupled temperature displacement type of analysis in abaqus. I have modeled it in 2D as well as 3D. I have defined a contact between hot plate and rectangular specimen. But my 2D and 3D results are different. Can any one help me in clearing my doubt. Thanks in advance.

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Using LEFM for analyzing crack in a non linear material

Dear all,

I am trying to find the crack tip SIF in Polyurethane which an elastomer. It behaves like a nonlinear elastic material with the initial small linear elastic region. Can I use a multi-parameter stress field equation (William's crack tip stress field equation) to get the SIF of the crack tip.

Thank you

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