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3D-crack propagation using ADINA

 
: Siegele, D.

Computers and Structures 32 (1989), No.3/4, pp.639-645
ISSN: 0045-7949
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis and ADINA <1989, Cambridge/Mass.>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IWM ()
constraint; crack-propagation; creep crack growth; finite element analysis; fracture mechanic; J-integral

Abstract
A method was developed and implemented in the finite element program ADINA for the numerical simulation of 2D- and 3D-crack propagation. The elastic-plastic 3D analyses results for different compact-tension specimens and a plate containing a semi-elliptical surface crack were compared with experimental findings. The results show the importance of consideration of the local stress state (constraint) in the crack-tip region in addition to the primary loading parameter J. Moreover, a creep crack growth experiment was simulated using the creep integral C as a crack growth controlling parameter.

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