StressCheck Tutorial: Preserving Assignments using Locate Sets
Abstract: Preserving assignment of boundary conditions using Locate sets. Locate sets do not depend on surface numbering, but on a pick point box. Useful for converting detailed stress geometry to fracture mechanics geometry (e.g. embedding crack surface).
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“A screening of existent commercial and non-commercial tools was carried out in respect to their fracture mechanics capabilities, their design abilities, implementation as well as their complexity. Although, there are many software possibilities, only those within the reach of the author were evaluated. This resulted in the selection of the commercial tool StressCheck®. The assessment of crack propagation on compact tension and two stringer specimens governed by the Paris and Forman regimes was satisfactory compared with experimental results using the material data from simple standard specimens.”
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