Computational Fracture Mechanics
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Introduction: Fundamentals of fracture mechanics. Linear elastic fracture mechanics: stress intensity factor, K-dominance, fracture toughness. Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics: J-integral, HRR solution, CTOD, crack tip blunting. Computational techniques: field modeling, SIF determination. Calculation of J (G). Virtual crack extension technique. Use of CTOD. Introduction to damage mechanics. Damage modeling of metals and alloys. Application to crack problems: crack initiation and propagation. Crack growth techniques.
ObjectivesTo provide the required information for a correct use of fracture mechanics concepts in the design with the support of finite elements.
Engineers, material scientists, researchers
Lectures integrated with computer examples