Examples of Crack Growth Simulations

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Examples of Crack Growth Simulations Using CRACK3D

 

Crack Growth in Arcan-specimens under Mixed-mode I/II Loading
(Initially edged crack)

Dimensions of Arcan-specimen

Initial finite element model

Loading angle Φ Mesh update Crack path and stress distribution
Φ=0
(Mode I loading
)
Animation of mesh update (Φ=0) Animation of crack path  (Φ=0 )
 Φ=15
(Mixed-mode loading
)
Animation of mesh update (Φ=15) Animation of crack path (Φ=15)
Φ=30
(Mixed-mode loading
)
Animation of mesh update (Φ=30) Animation of crack path (Φ=30)
Φ=45
(Mixed-mode loading
)
Animation of mesh update (Φ=45) Animation of crack path (Φ=45)
Φ=75
(Mixed-mode loading
)
Animation of mesh update (Φ=75) Animation of crack path (Φ=75)
Φ=90
(Mode II loading
)
Animation of mesh update (Φ=90) Animation of crack path (Φ=90)

 

Crack Propagation in a Specimen with Thickness Change
(Initially embedded crack)

Evolution of crack

Animation of crack growth
in cross-section

 

Crack Propagation in a geometrically Complex Component
(Initially embedded crack)

Animation of mesh update Animation of crack growth (#1) Animation of crack growth (#2)

 

Process of a Corner Crack Propagation and Topology Change
(Initially cornered crack)

Animation of mesh update Animation of crack growth (#1) Animation of crack growth (#2)

 

Modeling of Bending Fracture of brittle Plastic Material
(single edge crack)

Animation of plastic strain contour Animation of Von Mises stress contour

 

 

 

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