Fracture & Crack Growth
BEASY’s powerful boundary element solver accurately determines multi-point SIF solutions along the entire crack front
Uses a mixed-mode stress intensity factor solution (KI, KII, KIII) to simulate accurate, nonplanar, crack shape evolution (not restricted to Mode 1 solutions)
Predict SIFs and fatigue crack growth under complex multiaxial loading
Support for multiple cracks and coplanar crack coalescence
User-defined, arbitrary crack shapes, can be stored in the Crack Management Library and used in structural models
Crack growth in residual stress fields is supported (this feature requires the BEASY residual product)
Fracture Mechanics Solver
BEASY utilizes a multi-threaded, dual boundary integral solver, with parallel processing capability to solve computational fracture mechanics problems. This technology more accurately represents the near singular stress fields that occur near the crack front. BEASY’s surface only meshing is very efficient for crack modelling and integrates well, with automatic meshing routines used to advance cracks in structural models. The software can also use more globally oriented FE solutions as input to fracture sub models when needed.
BEASY supports both 2D and 3D crack growth simulations. Crack growth directions and rate are computed at discrete locations along the crack front. Crack grow direction is predicted using computed SIF values. Load spectrum data can be generated using a number of supported industry formats including block spectrum, sequential, multi-axial, and others.
A variety of crack growth relationships (Paris, NASGRO, AFRGROW, etc) are also available to compute da/dN rates or test data can be supplied in a tabulated da/dN format. In addition for stress corrosion crack growth, a sustained crack growth rate da/dT can be used.
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BEASY offers a variety of training options: from comprehensive full courses, to webinars and tailored training program, our experts in corrosion and fracture ensure that you get the most out of BEASY's software.