# fracture

## MSc+PhD position Fully Funded -- Massively parallel biomechanics simulation of brain surgery on HECToR

High Performance Computing MSc+Ph.D. position available at the
University of Glasgow on Massively Parallel Brain Surgery Simulation
with the extended finite element method (XFEM and FleXFEM)  (University
of Glasgow) -- funding body is EPSRC.

One year MSc in HPC in Edinburgh (all costs covered by funding) + 3 year Ph.D.  and access to HecToR,
one of the world's largest super-computer, including training with
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## The Paris equation

The  Paris equation should correctly be referred to as the ERDOGAN-PARIS equation, maybe some more names may be needed.

LEFM is a term bandied about in the text books, but very few texts  know how to define what it means and how it applies.

You can take my course.  What happened to the earlier posts about my course.

Anyone who contributes to my DORN-RAJNAK or HARPER DORN will be given credit.

## Recent paper in Fracture

kfupm.edu.sa/publications/ajse/articles/3318_P.18.pdf

## Journal Club Forum for April 15th: Fracture of Ferroelectrics

Ferroelectric materials have seen applications as actuators (the fuel injection system in the latest BMWs), sensors (naval sonar systems), and ferroelectric nonvolatile random access memories (FRAMs). For actuators and sensors it is the piezoelectric behavior of these materials that is exploited, while for FRAMs the ability of the material to “switch” polarization states is the essential feature for the application.

## cracking analyses in a bended sandwich beam

I'm studying cracking analyses in a three point loaded specimen of a composed beam.I'm using ANSYS and i want to create codes for estimation of J integral and energy release rate in the vicinity of crack tip.After that i'll calculate the stresses and strains fields,and then i can compare the equivalent fields i retrived using CTOD  and K(I,II,III) factors (according to ANSYS algorithm).

My problem is that I'd like to find a relationship between the above mentioned quantities(J,G)  with K(I,II,III)factors.

## Fracture Simulation Using Discrete Lattice Models

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I am trying to implement quasi static fracture in a discrete lattice model, with material being viscoelastic. Do i need to use an incremental-iterative method? Please give your suggestions.

## Refractory

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i am doing M.tech. i wanted to my destertation in improving the strenght of refractory material. so please guide me what is rectent on this topic...

## State-of-the-art understanding of cracking for porous materials?

It seems there are quite a few experimental studies [1,2] on the fracture properties of porous materials, like nanoporous low-k dielectrics, as a function of porosity. Can anyone point out some references on the theoretical part, like the available models, computational methods or analytical approaches that can capture microstructure information, including porosity, pore geometry etc. Interface delamination of porous materials is also of interest. Thanks.