Accession Number:

ADA459417

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 5 Feb 2005-31 Mar 2006

Corporate Author:

SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2006-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE