TLAP Bearing Technical Brief
Abstract: Global-Local analysis refers to the importation of point loads or point constraints from a subdomain of a global shell model and their application to a StressCheck detail model. In this tech brief, we will address the importation of total load at points (TLAP) to be applied to the faces of solid elements as bearing loads (TLAP-Bearing).
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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.”
Lloren Llopart Prieto (EADS)Doctoral Thesis, "Modelling and analysis of crack turning on aeronautical structures"