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This course provides practical modelling experience in performing crack calculations using the most up to date revision of BEASY Version 10. BEASY provides the data for Damage Tolerance calculations and Virtual Fracture Testing to help identify fracture problems during design and not during testing.

The course workshops include: how to automatically add a crack into models to compute fracture mechanics data; how to use the interfaces to FEM: PATRAN, ABAQUS, ANSYS and NASTRAN, and also how to zoom in to critical areas of FEM models

This course teaches participants the modern numerical methods of fracture mechanics and provides hands on problem solving during the workshops.

BEASY tailor the training courses to address the specific areas of interest advised by attendees, and provide modelling guidance for the practical situations they could encounter. In addition, training in model building will use data that has been supplied to BEASY in advance wherever possible.

Flexible Modelling

The BEASY crack modelling software provides a flexible solution to engineers who need to consider how cracks affect the integrity and durability of structures and components. Models can be developed to simulate cracks either by automatic extraction of data from FEM models or by the construction of detailed multi-site damage models.

On this course you will learn how to use the real geometry, loading and materials to provide a highly accurate basis for life prediction. The results also include the effects of load redistribution, multiple cracks, true crack path and crack shape modelling.

This course will provide training in the range of new capabilities and developments introduced with the latest r12 version of the BEASY product including:

  • 2D non-conforming contact
  • Loading directly on crack faces
  • SIF calculation using J-integral for loaded cracks
  • Enhanced options in crack growth evaluation
  • Visualisation of crack growth stages
  • Developments in FE interfaces to BEASY

Who Should Go On This Course?

Engineers responsible for durability and damage tolerance and life

What Else Do You Get?

Each participant will receive:

  • A set of Course Notes (on CD-ROM)
  • A one month trial of the software
  • The BEASY installation CD which will provide access to the BEASY userguide

Course Programme

The course integrates hands on workshops with the background lectures


  • Welcome & introduction
  • Introduction to BEASY Fracture
  • Demonstration and workshop on BEASY version 10


  • Using the Crack Wizard
  • Theory used in BEASY fracture


  • Crack growth modelling using FEM data
  • Sub-modelling methods
  • Stiffened panels analysis
  • Modelling cracks near contact surfaces


The UK course takes place at Ashurst Lodge in the New Forest.

The US course is held at Bridge Street, Billerica, Massachusetts.

Information can be given on road, rail and air links to each location.

Course Fees - Per Person

UK: £1,338.00 (incl VAT)*

US: $2,315.00

* Credit card handling fees may apply

Course fees are to be paid in full before the start of the course, cheques should be made payable to C M BEASY Ltd in the UK or Computational Mechanics Inc in the USA.

Fees include:

  • All working materials
  • Lunch, coffee, tea,
  • CD-ROM and where applicable, all computer facilities used

We reserve the right to make any changes in the programme that may prove necessary.

*Credit card handling fees apply


Participants who cancel their registration due to special circumstances up to 30 days before the course will receive a complete refund minus fixed expenses. Fees remain payable in full for cancellations received within 30 days of the start of the course even if you are unable to attend or send a representative from your organisation.

Course Structure

Each day is subdivided into four sessions, commences at 9.00am and finishes at 5.00 pm. Lunch break will be one hour.

Coffee and tea will be served during the day.


Full programme and location details will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration. To register for this event click - Fracture and Crack Growth Simulation Training