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.

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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


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Abaqus/CAEProperty module