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General Mechanical

How does ANSYS mechanical determine the stress intensity factor?

    • tjansysehv


      I am currently doing simulations on a 2D bimaterial sample (SS/aluminum) with in a interface edge crack of arbitrary length "a". I use a thermal condition as my load and plane stress behaviour and weak springs as my boundary conditions. I am able to analytically calculate the von-mises stress by using thermo-mechanics laws but now I want to do the same for the stress intensity factors (SIFs) K1 and K2.

      Can someone explain to me how ANSYS determines these (complex) SIFs and how I can do this analytically?

      Thanks in advance!

    • Vinayak Vipradas
      Ansys Employee
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