The new remeshing capability in Zencrack 9.0-1 was an initial implementation onto which more capability has been added with the latest release, 9.3-1, having the ability to cater for multiple remeshing cracks.
The multi-crack remeshing capability in 9.3-1 includes a limitation that the remeshing regions of the cracks do not touch or overlap. Removing this limitation is the main development activity and a pre-cursor to further generalising the remeshing capability for multiple cracks. An example is shown below in which two cracks whose remesh regions are initially separate become embedded in a single remesh region after some growth has taken place.
A non-linear Kujawski-Ellyin crack growth law will be implemented as per the publication:
- Non-linear models for assessing the fatigue crack behaviour under cyclic biaxial loading in a cruciform specimen
M.Lepore, F.Berto, D.Kujawski
Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, Volume 100, 14-26, April 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.tafmec.2018.12.008.
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