A finite element ductile failure simulation method using stress-modified fracture strain model

Chang Sik Oh, Nak Hyun Kim, Yun-Jae Kim, Jong Hyun Baek, Young Pyo Kim, Woo Sik Kim

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This paper proposes a new method to simulate ductile failure using finite element analysis based on the stress-modified fracture strain model. A procedure is given to determine the stress-modified fracture strain as a function of the stress triaxiality from smooth and notched bar tensile tests with FE analyses. For validation, simulated results using the proposed method are compared with experimental data for cracked bar (tensile and bend) tests, extracted from API X65 pipes, and for full-scale burst test of gouged pipes, showing overall good agreements. Advantages in the use of the proposed method for practical structural integrity assessment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-137
Number of pages14
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1



  • Ductile fracture simulation
  • Finite element analysis
  • Stress-modified fracture strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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