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Numerical Study on Cohesive Zone Elements for Static and Time Dependent Damage and its Application in Pipeline Failure Analysis

Abstract Cohesive zone model is one of the most widely used model for fracture analysis, but still remains open ended field for research. The earlier works using the cohesive zone model and Extended finite element analysis (XFEM) have been briefly introduced followed by an elaborate elucidation of the same concepts. Cohesive zone model in conjugation with XFEM is used for analysis in static condition in order to check its applicability in failure analysis. A real time setup of pipeline failure due to impingement is analyzed along with a detailed parametric study to understand the influence of the prominent design variable. After verifying its good applicability, a creep model is built for analysis where the cohesive zone model with XFEM is used for... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Chandrasekhar, Vishal (Author) / Liu, Yongming (Advisor) / Oswald, Jay (Committee member) / Jiang, Hanqing (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Cohesive zone model / Creep / Pipeline failure
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 86 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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