A Study on the Effect of Cohesive Laws on Finite Element Analysis of Crack Propagation Using Cohesive Elements

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  • Seo, Hyeong-Seok (Dept. of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Sci. & Tech.) ;
  • Baek, Hyung-Chan (Dept. of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Sci. & Tech.) ;
  • Kim, Hyun-Gyu (Dept. of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Sci. & Tech.)
  • 서형석 (서울과학기술대학교 기계자동차공학과) ;
  • 백형찬 (서울과학기술대학교 기계자동차공학과) ;
  • 김현규 (서울과학기술대학교 기계자동차공학과)
  • Received : 2013.12.26
  • Accepted : 2014.02.26
  • Published : 2014.04.01


In this paper, the effect of cohesive laws on the finite element analysis of crack propagation using cohesive elements is investigated through three-point bending and double cantilever beam problems. The cohesive elements are implemented into ABAQUS/Standard user subroutines(UEL), and the shape of cohesive law is varied by changing parameters in polynomial functions of cohesive traction-separation relations. In particular, crack propagation behaviors are studied by comparing load-displacement curves of the analysis models which have different shapes of cohesive laws with the same values of fracture energy and cohesive strength. Furthermore, the influence of the element size on crack propagation is discussed in this study.


Finite Element Method;Cohesive Elements;Cohesive Laws;Crack Propagation Analysis


Supported by : 서울과학기술대학교


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