# Connector failure behavior

 Connector failure behavior: can be defined in any connector with available components of relative motion in Abaqus/Standard; can be defined in any connector in Abaqus/Explicit; can be used in Abaqus/Standard to fail all or specified components of relative motion if a failure criterion is met; can be used in Abaqus/Explicit to fail all or specified components if a failure criterion is met; can be triggered if either a connector relative motion or connector force in a specified component is outside a specified range; and can be replaced in most cases by the more sophisticated connector damage initiation/evolution behavior (see Connector damage behavior). The following topics are discussed:
 Related Topics About connectors Connector behavior In Other Guides *CONNECTOR BEHAVIOR *CONNECTOR FAILURE Defining failure

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