To get started with StressCheck products, we recommend first watching this 10 minute “StressCheck User Interface Walkthrough” video. It will provide the basics of key GUI elements and software navigation:
Getting Started with StressCheck Products
Next, watch a 15-minute tutorial of the practical example “Import CAD and Analyze Stress”. It will provide the basics of performing a 3D elasticity analysis with StressCheck:
More tutorial and demo videos can be found in our Resource Library.
Finally, review our StressCheck Getting Started Guide, which has documentation on the GUI features and simple tutorials (Note: must be a registered user).
“At DST Group, we have effectively used StressCheck over the last 10 years to determine accurate stress intensity factors. The results have been used to improve our residual strength and structural life estimates for aircraft in service with the Royal Australian Airforce, including C-130, P-3C and F/A-18 A/B. We have found it to be extremely easy to use and a very versatile code with which to create parametric models.
We have recently used StressCheck to obtain improved stress intensity factor solutions (Improved stress intensity factors for selected configurations in cracked plates and Improved stress intensity factors for a single corner crack at a loaded fastener hole) for five key generic configurations. These transferable parametric results have been published externally. One specific example is the non-linear contact analysis of a cracked, filled fastener hole, with both fastener and remote plate loading.”
Dr. Manfred Heller, HeadStructural & Damage Mechanics, DST Group