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FEA: Crack Initiation & Propagation

The crack initiated at the corner of the cooling nozzle in the nuclear plant was investigated using the user-defined crack propagation model in Fortran.

SoftwareAbaqus, Fortran
ModuleCrack, Creep
Material316H Stainless Steel
ApplicationNuclear
Spending Time3 month days
User

EDF Energy

User demand

Investigate the crack near the weld region

Our advantage

Strong ability to use user-defined subroutine to analysis the damage model based on theoretical equations for R&D project.

Production Process

Damage model to investigate the crack initiation and propagation
1
Damage model to investigate the crack initiation and propagation
Create partition
2
Create partition
Create fine mesh around the crack region
3
Create fine mesh around the crack region
Write Fortran based user-defined subroutine
4
Write Fortran based user-defined subroutine
Analyze the resutls
5
Analyze the resutls
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