Material Forces - A Novel Approach to Fracture Mechanics in ANSYS - White Paper
Durability and failure investigations of products are of high interest to determine
the risk of failure in engineering applications. This white paper discusses features
regarding the use of the novel material force approach in linear-elastic fracture
mechanics (LEFM) and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics (EPFM). Although the main
focus of the paper is on the material force method, a compact summary is given on
general fracture mechanics.