StressCheck Tutorial: Sample Global-Local Workflow for a 3D Cracked Rib
Abstract: Sample global-local workflow using manually-added TLAPs to represent cap axial and web shear loading at rib section. Application of TLAPs using TLAP-Traction, All Faces over the cut section of the rib. Extraction of SIF’s based on current crack parameters.
A continuation of Part 3: StressCheck Tutorial: Extending an Elliptical Crack and Updating Mesh Assignments
Looking for Resources?
Recent News & Events
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