StressCheck Tutorial: Modeling and SIF Extraction for a 3D Loaded Crack Face
Abstract: Defining and assigning a formulaic, normal residual stress distribution to a part-thru crack surface, then using the Contour Integral Method – Loaded Crack (CIM-LC) to extract stress intensity factors (SIF) for a 3D plate + hole with loaded corner crack.
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The software provides a highly reliable and user-friendly production stress analysis tool that will replace the Finite Element Method (FEM) tools and failure criteria the experts currently employ for analyzing bonded joints. The software includes an FEM-based handbook format, which allows non-experts to utilize models prepared by specialists. The handbook problems include built-in failure criteria, geometric and material nonlinearities, and the modern FEM technology provides better error control and the treatment of very large aspect ratios.”
Dr. Stephen P. EngelstadTechnical Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Structural Methods and Analysis