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

Relevant Case Studies

Heat Exchanger Weld Design

Durability Assessment of a Connecting Rod

Multiple Site Damage

Design Principles

Fretting Fatigue Crack Growth

Damage Tolerance Design

Life Extension

Failure Investigation

Multiple Crack Interaction

Forensic Investigations

Assessment of Corroded Surfaces

Extrusion Press Fatigue Failure

Aeronautic Panel Under Multiaxial Fatigue

Investigating Service Related Crack Growth

Rotorcraft Propulsion System

Stress Intensity factor Solutions

Fretting and Wear

Fracture Mechanics Research

Fin Seal Crack

Airframe Damage Tolerance Design

Aerospace Damage Tolerance

Solutions by Industry

Industrial Equipment

Aerospace & Defence