Computational and Experimental Studies to Demonstrate Accuracy of Crack3D. Delivery Order 0001: Stable Tearing Predictions Using Large Deformation Kinematics and General 3D Crack Growth Algorithms Under Mixed Mode Loading Conditions
Final rept. 5 Feb 2005-31 Mar 2006
SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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This report summarizes work done to develop an analytical method to predict stable tearing crack path and shapes under complex mixed mode loading conditions using large deformation kinematics. A simulation program, CRACK3D, was developed as part of this effort. This report also documents the strategies used to automatically re-mesh finite elements around the crack tip in CRACK3D.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Computer Programming and Software