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Plastic J significance in CTOD equation

I am working on the validation of CTOD.

In the evaluation of CTOD using the
J-integral approach as applied in ASTM E1290 and E1820, the plastic J
component is defined as (Npl*Apl)/(Bn*Bo)
Npl=dimensionless constant(plasticity)
Apl=area under load vs. displacement plot
Bn=ligamen length (W-a)
Bo=section thickness

On E1820 there are different functions provided for Npl if Apl is
evaluated differently (CMOD or load-line displacement).

J Integral with dynamic explicit

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I am trying to solve a 3PB specimen with a notch. I am doing the dynamic explicit analysis. I want to find the J-integral. Giving the J-integral as history output. Trying to run it gives following error.


 LINE IMAGE: *contourintegral, crackname=H-OUTPUT-2_CRACK-1, frequency=0,
             normal, contours=2, cracktipnodes


Running the same for dynamic implicit analysis works fine.

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