Comparison of Fracture Tests Numerical Models Created with Real Material Properties


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This contribution discusses numerical models of three different fracture tests – three-point bending (3PB), modified compact tension (modCT) and wedge-splitting test (WST). The aim is to compare loading diagrams (loading force vs. crack mouth opening displacement) obtained from these numerical models, created with real material properties. These properties were acquired from experimental data measurement. To assemble the numerical models, ATENA Science FEM software was used. In this software, damaging of the structure/specimen occurred by cracks can be modelled, their initiation and progressive propagation can be seen throughout the loading process.



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Luis Rodríguez-Tembleque, Jaime Domínguez and Ferri M.H. Aliabadi




J. Klon and J. Sobek, "Comparison of Fracture Tests Numerical Models Created with Real Material Properties", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 774, pp. 601-606, 2018

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August 2018




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