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Fracture Mechanics in Workbench v14.5 - ANSYS e-Learning

The presence of a crack in an engineering structure does not necessarily result in the immediate failure of the structure. In fact, most engineering components contain cracks. Assessing the remaining life of a cracked structure is the goal of linear elastic fracture mechanics. Fracture mechanics can be used to determine if an existing crack will propagate due to a static loading, and it can be combined with fatigue life prediction to determine crack propagation under cyclic loading.

This 30 minute e-Learning session demonstrates some approaches to assessing life of structures with cracks using fracture mechanics within the ANSYS Workbench environment.

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Topics Covered:

  • Review of linear elastic fracture mechanics.
  • Description of finite element methods for calculating near-crack stress behavior.
  • Review of approaches for crack propagation fatigue analysis.

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This session is a recording of a live presentation. Please note that you cannot obtain a PE credit by viewing this recording.