Helpful Hints and Tips: Automated 3D Beta Factor Curve Sim App
Abstract: Computation of verified 3D beta factors based on SIF’s extracted from one or two offset hole corner cracks in a plate under tension and/or bending. A continuation of the Excel VBA driver “Helpful Hints and Tips: Excel VBA 3D Crack Driver Example“.
Originally developed for a training course at the 2019 ASIP conference in San Antonio, TX.
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“We have been having very good success using the P-Version finite element code, StressCheck®, to develop the 2-D solutions for two independent cracks in a plate. I have asked one of our AFGROW team members to model the plate and lug cases using StressCheck® and compare them to the existing AFGROW closed-form solutions. [He] modeled the cases several different ways to be sure that he was getting the best possible solutions. He has verified that the bearing load option in StressCheck® provides excellent results”