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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