PROJECT REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Definition of problem
1.2 Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
1.3 Introduction to Finite Element Methods

2. FRACTURE MECHANICS

2.1 Definition
2.2 Classification
2.3 Stress Intensity Factor
2.4 Methods used in the evaluation of Stress Intensity Factor

3. SOFTWARE

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Classical and Commercial FEM packages
3.3 Details of NISA Display III
3.4 Endure Module

4. PROBLEM ANALYSIS

4.1 FEM Modeling
4.2 FEM Analysis
4.3 Convergence Studies And Meshing

5. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS

5.1 Comparison of results with the already published results
5.2 Analysis of results from NISA II
5.3 Final comment on the experimental and FEM analysis
5.4 Results of Endure analysis
5.5 Graphical presentation of results

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