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Crack Modelling , mesh

Crack Modelling , mesh

RE: Crack Modelling , mesh

You've attached plots of crack tip stress intensity and J along the crack front. I'm not sure what your question is. You should try modeling some cases that you know the answer to, such as a center or edge cracked plate in plane strain under uniform tension. That will help you develop confidence in your meshing. Also, try changing your mesh (i.e., reducing the size) and changing the size of the J contours and see if that affects your answer.

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