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.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Warkentin, William E., "Development of a Computer-aided Analysis Package for Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics" (1983). All Theses and Dissertations. 3455.
Development, Linear, Computer-Aided, Package, Analysis, Elastic, Fracture, Mechanics, Interactive, CHILES, 2, CHILES.BYU, QMESH.BYU, MOVIE.BYU, Glass, Ceramic, Metal, Computer, Program, Crack