Crack trajectory near a weld: Modeling and simulation

M.M. Rashid, Viggo Tvergaard

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    A 2D computational model of ductile fracture, in which arbitrary crack extension through the mesh is accommodated without mesh bias, is used to study ductile fracture near the weld line in welded aluminum plates. Comparisons of the calculated toughness behavior and crack trajectory are made with results found in the literature.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
    Issue number3-4
    Pages (from-to)560-570
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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