View Full Version : A simulation problem: How to propagate a 3D crack

08-19-2010, 07:48 PM
Dear Friends,
I'm trying to propagate a crack in the my 3D fiber reinforced composite
model of cortical bone, but I could not find a simulation method of
propagating it, I'm familiar with abaqus to some extent and I can analyze
the model and get the SIFs but about crack propagation I could not do good!
I'll be so happy if someone can provide me some information and, if
possible, a step by step example on how to propagate a crack in a 3D model
in Abaqus or any of crack simulators.
Thanks for your time and attentions in advance. I'll keep you updated on the
matter if I could find a solution.

Kind Regards,
Hadi Taghizadeh, MSc
Biomechanical engineering,
Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran