Fatigue Crack Growth Simulation by Using S-Version FEM
Fatigue crack growth under mixed mode loading conditions is simulated using S-version FEM (Superposition FEM, S-FEM). By using S-FEM technique, only local mesh should be re-meshed and it becomes easy to simulate crack growth. By combining with re-meshing technique, local mesh is re-meshed automatically, and curved crack path is modeled easily.
H.S. Lee, I.S. Yoon and M.H. Aliabadi
M. Kikuchi et al., "Fatigue Crack Growth Simulation by Using S-Version FEM", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 385-387, pp. 761-764, 2008