Brittle Fracture of a Holed Plate
Application ID: 89321
In this example, the brittle fracture of a holed plate with a notch is modeled using a phase-field damage model. The geometry of the plate is set up so that a mixed-mode fracture is induced, with dimensions and material properties taken from experimental data. The example shows how to set up an efficient and stable solver configuration for this type of problems.
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however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Geomechanics Module, or Nonlinear Structural Materials Module and
- MEMS Module, or Structural Mechanics Module
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