I was wondering what the crack growth rate stands for in the semi-ellitpical crack. The default value is set to be 1.2. And also how does solution contuors affect the solution and the contours radius?
The Growth Rate refers to the factor with which the mesh layers grow along the radius of the crack. The Solution Contours specifies the number of mesh contours for which you want to compute the fracture result parameters.
Go through this section of the Ansys Help document for more information:
Hope this helps,
Thank you very much for your answer, as I am using the student version I cannot enter to see the link you send me
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