The implementation of the fundamentals of fracture mechanics in Russian CAx
system is discussed. Implementation of two algorithms that use basic fracture mechanics
parameters (stress intensity factor (SIF) is calculated using analytical method), is presented.
The algorithms use the concept of finite element method (FEM). Simulation of fracture process
of the computational model is made by "Birth and Death" method. The developed algorithm
eliminates the disadvantages inherent in foreign CAx systems.
Keywords: fracture mechanics; algorithm for solving problems.
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