StressCheck Tutorial: Modeling a Cracked Plate in a 2D Fastened Connection
Abstract: setting up a 2D fastened connection analysis (fasteners/links/planar elements) for two plates, with the upper plate having a parametric thru-crack at its middle hole. Solving linear and general nonlinear analyses to activate the fastener elements, followed by extracting SIF’s at the crack tip.
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Categories: Fracture Mechanics Module, Linear Elasticity Solver, Non-Linear Solver, StressCheck Core, StressCheck Professional. Tags: Boundary Conditions, Damage Tolerance, Fastened Joints, Fracture Extraction, Fracture Mechanics, Geometry, Linear Analysis, Meshing, Nonlinear Analysis, Parametric Modeling, Plot Extraction, Results, StressCheck GUI.