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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“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.”