CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > Software User Forums > OpenFOAM > OpenFOAM Programming & Development

Arbitrary crack propagation using OF1.6

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old   May 21, 2010, 05:52
Default Arbitrary crack propagation using OF1.6
New Member
Francisco Gilabert
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Castellón, Spain
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
gilav is on a distinguished road
Dear Foamers,

First of all, I apologize if my question exposed below is not a correct issue for this forum.

I am a new user of OF1.6. Currently I have a little experience with OF with very simple problems involving natural convection (buoyant****Foam).

Since OF is a very powerful tool, I would like to use it in other fields, concretetly in fracture mechanics.

After browsing through this forum, I could see that OF can be used to solve problems of stress analysis in solids.
(some specifications were pointed in this message:

I am specially interested in problems with crack propagation.

In my current research (ceramics) this feature is extremely important and interesting.

I would like to know if there is some example case where I can see the manner in which this problem is tackled.

¿ Can anyone give me some useful info or doc, please ?

Thanks a lot in advance

Dr. Francisco Gilabert
Continuum mechanics and modeling

Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica
Campus Universitario Riu Sec | Avda. Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n
12006 Castellón (Spain)
gilav is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   May 22, 2010, 06:52
Senior Member
Hrvoje Jasak
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: London, England
Posts: 1,905
Rep Power: 33
hjasak will become famous soon enough
Hello Francisco,

Some house-keeping for starters - this work is not connected with OpenCFD in any way so you will not see it in any of their future releases. For contributions like this (and many others) we've got the -dev line and Extend projects.

The work has been done in the group of prof. Ivankovc at Unversity College Dublin and by dr Zeljko Tukovic (try FSB Zagreb); I have contributed the topological changes, creating new boundary faces when the crack occurs. From what I know, this project is nearing conclusion and all solvers are working well.

I would suggest that you contact prof. Ivankovic or Zeljko directly and ask for ptheir plans on sharing the code, doing joint research or public release of their work.

Good hunting,

Hrvoje Jasak
Providing commercial FOAM/OpenFOAM and CFD Consulting:
hjasak is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Other] ANSYS 12 Crack Tip Mesh sb74 ANSYS Meshing & Geometry 0 May 8, 2010 19:33
Leakage through a small clearance crack. Mike Jenkins CFX 5 February 5, 2009 09:38
Effect of crack on flow separation? Help please Adam Main CFD Forum 4 October 29, 2005 14:19
Arbitrary Matching & Partial Boundaries George Siemens 6 July 10, 2001 09:58
gas expansion in pipe crack propagation Marco Evangelos Biancolini Main CFD Forum 2 October 4, 2000 10:41

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:42.