Abstract

This thesis develops an interactive computer-aided analysis package for solving linear elastic fracture mechanics problems. CHILES 2 (an existing finite element fracture mechanics program) was modified to be interactive. The modified program is named CHILES.BYU and is used in conjunction with QMESH.BYU and MOVIE.BYU to form the total software package. An analysis of glass ceramics and glass ceramic/metal interfaces was performed demonstrating the capabilities of the package. This study demonstrates the usefulness of an interactive package of computer programs to allow an engineer to rapidly investigate different crack configurations.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rights

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Date Submitted

1983-04-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3101

Keywords

Development, Linear, Computer-Aided, Package, Analysis, Elastic, Fracture, Mechanics, Interactive, CHILES, 2, CHILES.BYU, QMESH.BYU, MOVIE.BYU, Glass, Ceramic, Metal, Computer, Program, Crack

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