Typically stress intensity factors are computed using handbook solutions for a specific loading and model geometry or by performing a crack simulation by incorporating a crack into a simulation model. For the case where parameter studies are required the BEASY Fracture Assessment Tool automates the process of investigating multiple crack locations and the impact of multiple crack sizes. In addition to accurate stress intensity factor data, BEASY FASST provides sensitivity to crack size and location, which is valuable information to the design engineer and to those responsible for manufacturing control or maintenance.
Typical applications include
- Provides an assessment of the risk of crack growth or failure at multiple locations
- Quick assessments can be made in the analytic solution mode. More accurate data can then be computed with the BEASY stress intensity solutions
- Multiple plots of the Stress Intensity Factor results can be created with results stored in a database; new data points can be added without the need to re-compute previous data