BEASY's crack growth simulation tools can be used to support damage tolerant design by supplying the SIF data for initial flaw sizes to determine if these cracks would grow (K < Kth). BEASY is also used to determine the rate of crack growth and can be used to show that initial damage will grow at a stable rate and cracks will not reach critical sizes (K > Kc) before scheduled inspections.
BEASY can provide powerful 3D fracture simulations to help evaluate potential failure scenarios. Although hand calculations are useful at the beginning of a forensic failure analysis sophisticated 3D computer models are often required to determine the root cause of a failure.
Typical Applications Include:
- Damage Tolerant Design
- Support for Structural Life Extension Programs
- Failure Investigation
- Multiple Crack Interaction
- Virtual Fracture Testing
- Design Principles