This course covers the techniques for capturing crack-tip singularities in fracture mechanics problems. We will teach you to use Abaqus/CAE to create appropriate meshes for fracture studies. You will be able to simulate material damage and failure and simulate crack growth using cohesive behaviour like VCCT and XFEM.


3 days

Course Objective:

Fracture and failure modeling allows for product designs that maximize the safe operating life of structural components. Abaqus offers many capabilities that enable fracture and failure modeling. The course provides a detailed discussion of these capabilities.

The course covers the following topics:


  • Proper modeling techniques for capturing crack-tip singularities in fracture mechanics problems
  • Proper modeling techniques for finite-strain (nonlinear) fracture mechanics problems
  • Using Abaqus/CAE to create meshes appropriate for fracture studies
  • Calculation of stress intensity factors and contour integrals around a crack tip
  • Material damage and failure models
  • Wear and erosion modeling
  • Simulating crack growth using cohesive connections
  • Simulating crack growth using VCCT
  • Simulating crack growth using XFEM
  • Simulating low-cycle fatigue crack growth

Who Should Attend?

Recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus. Experience with Abaqus/CAE is desirable.


Upcoming sessions

Location: Online
Date: Available on request

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An experienced, specialist trainer
Dedicated training facilities
Years of industry experience
Personal attendance certificate
On hand training co-ordinator
Lunch & refreshments

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