Structural integrity is critical for all structures. Avoiding issues in product durability through failures like fracture can help reduce warranty and repair costs of parts. Fracture can occur when cracks form, propagate and cause catastrophic failures. Fracture mechanics is one of the tool to study such failures. It uses concepts from applied mechanics and materials science to directly consider the combined effect of stress and flaws, predict how a crack grows in complex structures and thus how it impacts their life and integrity.
In this webinar, we will be discussing how to use fracture mechanics principles in ANSYS Mechanical to simulate the effect of flaws in structures and perform complex simulations like crack propagation and fatigue life determination.