# *DAMAGE INITIATION

 Specify material and contact properties to define the initiation of damage. This option is used to provide material properties that define the initiation of damage. It can also be used in conjunction with the SURFACE INTERACTION option to define a contact property model that allows definition of damage initiation for cohesive surfaces.
 Related Topics In Other Guides Damage initiation for ductile metals Damage initiation for fiber-reinforced composites Damage initiation for ductile materials in low-cycle fatigue Defining the constitutive response of cohesive elements using a traction-separation description Modeling discontinuities as an enriched feature using the extended finite element method Contact cohesive behavior UDMGINI

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