About damage and failure for ductile metals

Abaqus/Standard and Abaqus/Explicit offer a general capability for predicting the onset of failure and a capability for modeling progressive damage and failure of ductile metals. In the most general case this requires the specification of the following:

A summary of the general framework for progressive damage and failure in Abaqus is given in About progressive damage and failure. This section provides an overview of the damage initiation criteria and damage evolution law for ductile metals. In addition, Abaqus/Explicit offers dynamic failure models that are suitable for high-strain-rate dynamic problems (Dynamic failure models).

The following topics are discussed:

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