Nanda Veralla
Ansys Employee


Hello ezy,

Smart crack growth tool in workbench supports 3D analysis only, to know more about it’s assumptions and limitations, go through this link below.

SMART Crack-Growth Assumptions and Limitations (

For modelling this in 2D, check this Ansys help document on Fracture mechanics:

Chapter 1: Understanding Fracture Mechanics (

1.2. Understanding How Fracture-Mechanics Problems Are Solved (



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