Ansys Employee
,nHave you tried following the methodology given in the post that you shared? You could export the stresses of the 'surrounding material' and using external model add it as an imported load, along with the original boundary conditions on the part. Once you do this you can add a fracture object and parameterize the size. This might help
and https://forum.ansys.com/discussion/8529/transferring-explicit-dynamic-results-to-mapdl.nRegards,nIshan.n