StressCheck Tutorial: Modeling Spline-Shaped Thru Cracks
Abstract: Modeling and automeshing of spline-shaped thru cracks for a 2D plate with offset holes. The crack shapes were generated by creating points at specific locations on each side of the holes, then fitting splines through the points. The splines were then imprinted on the plate, and automeshed using the Crack Edge method.
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“Accurate and reliable stresses and Stress Intensity Factors are required for determination of static and residual strength and for crack growth analyses in analysis tools such as AFGROW. For some geometries, industry solutions are either insufficient or nonexistent. The geometry, applied forces, and crack shapes and dimensions must be modeled reasonably well to obtain useful engineering data. The p-version finite element software StressCheck® (ESRD, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, USA) is used to demonstrate how accurate finite element solutions can lead to good quality engineering analysis.”