The mesh density effect on stress intensity factor calculation using ABAQUS XFEM

Ji Su Kim, Hyun Jae Lee, Yun Jae Kim, Yong Beum Kim

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This paper investigates the effect of the mesh density on reliability of XFEM stress intensity factor solutions using ABAQUS by comparing with the FE solutions using detailed crack-tip mesh. For analysis, a surface-cracked plate under mechanical and thermal loading is considered. Based on comparison, the requirements of mesh density in terms of the geometric dimension or of the enrichment radius are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4909-4916
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct 1



  • Cracked plate
  • Mesh density effect
  • Stress intensity factor
  • XFEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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