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Zencrack publications

This list includes a selection of technical papers which refer to Zencrack - written or co-authored by either Zentech (Z) personnel or external (E) authors. (For a full copy of a Zentech-authored paper, please contact us.)

A 3D Crack Evolution In Weld Metal, Base Metal And The Transitional Fusion Line Under A Mixed Fatigue Loading (2017-Z)
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Retardation effects due to overloads in aluminium-alloy aeronautical components (2017-E)
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Stress Intensity Factor of Nozzle Corner in Pressure Vessel Under Condition of Thermal and Mechanical Loads (2016-Z)
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A combination rule for multiple surface cracks based on fatigue crack growth life (2016-E)
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Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis of Internal Surface Crack on Pressure Vessels (2016-E)
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Effects of emergency and fired shut down on transient thermal fatigue life of a gas turbine casing (2016-E)
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Research on fatigue crack propagation in CT specimens subjected to loading modes I, II or III (2016-E)
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FEM simulation of a crack propagation in a round bar under combined tension and torsion fatigue loading (2015-E)
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Engineering fracture assessment of FV520B steel impeller subjected to dynamic loading (2015-E)
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Damage tolerance approach for analyzing a helicopter main rotor blade (2015-E)
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Fatigue crack growth study of CFRP patch repaired Al 2014-T6 panel having an inclined center crack using FEA and DIC (2015-E)
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The Use of Fracture Mechanics for Fatigue Life Assessment (2014-Z)
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Prediction of fatigue crack propagation lives of turbine discs with forging-induced initial cracks (2014-E)
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Fatigue crack growth prediction in a gas turbine casing (2014-E)
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Fatigue crack growth modeling of an interacting crack system using Finite Element Analysis(2013-E)
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Modelling the manufacturing history, through life creep-fatigue damage and limiting defect sizes of a pipework joint using finite element based methods (2013-E)
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Comparison of Handbook and 3-D Finite Element Analysis LEFM Solutions for a Threaded Fastener (2013-E)
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Comparing Crack Growth Testing and Simulation Results Under Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Conditions (2013-Z)
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Simulation of Complex 3D Non-planar Crack Propagation Using Robust Adaptive Re-meshing and Radial Basis Functions (2013-Z)
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A Time Dependent Crack Growth Law For High Temperature Conditions (2012-Z)
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A numerical fracture mechanics tool to help assess the structural integrity of nuclear power plant components (2011-Z)
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Case studies of computational simulations of fatigue crack propagation using finite elements analysis tools (2010-E)
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Creep-fatigue behavior of a new generation Ni-base superalloy for aeroengine usage(2010-E)
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Prediction Of Crack Growth In Bridge Roller Bearings (2009-Z)
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Numerical Investigations Of Fatigue Crack Growth In Shafts (2009-Z)
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A three-dimensional (3D) numerical study of fatigue crack growth using remeshing techniques (2009-E)
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Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Evaluation in a Turbine Disc after Spin Rig Testing (2009-E)
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Modelling Composite Repairs To Cracked Metal Structures (2009-E)
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Analysis on Fatigue Crack Propagation of Pipe Components of Container Cranes Based on Zencrack (2008-E)
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Simulation Of 3D Non-Planar Crack Propagation (2007-Z)
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Crack Modelling In Power Plant Components (2006-Z)
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A Study On The Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Loading For Attaining Minimum Cycles In Fabricating An Artificial Cracked Specimen (2006-E)
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A Numerical Fracture Analysis of a Stationary Semi-circular Interface Crack During Interfacial Indentation Test (2006-E)
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3D Crack Growth Modelling In Gas Turbine Engines (2006-E)
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Corner Crack Propagation in the Presence of Residual Stresses (2006-E)
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An FE Simulation Tool For Fracture Mechanics (2005-Z)
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Stress Intensity Factors For Cracked Plates Under Out-of-plane Bending (2005-Z)
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Simplified Modeling And Detailed Crack Propagation Analysis For Cracked Pipes (2005-E)
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Computers In Engineering - Crack Prediction Down Under (2005-E)
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Determination Of Interfacial Toughness Curves Using Experiments And Simulations (2005-E)
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Modelling of Stable Tearing in Aircraft Structures (2005-E)
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3D Fracture Mechanics In Ansys (2004-Z)
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State Of The Art In Crack Propagation (2004-Z)
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Residual Stress in a 3D Finite Element Fracture Mechanics Analysis (2004-Z)
FENET Technology Workshops - Durability and Life Extension, Palma, Majorca, Mar 25-26 2004 - No formal paper published

Failure Assessment Diagrams from 3D Finite Element Analysis (2004-Z)
FENET Technology Workshops - Durability and Life Extension, Palma, Majorca, Mar 25-26 2004 - No formal paper published

Crack Growth In Pin-Loaded Tubes (2004-E)
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Propagação de Trincas em Defeitos de Soldas Circunferenciais de 'Risers' Rígidos (2004-E)
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Simulation Of Deformation Modes For Damage Detection In Turbine Engine Disks (2004-E)
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Recent Developments In 3D Fatigue Crack Growth Prediction Using The Finite Element Method (2003-Z)
FENET Technology Workshops - Durability and Life Extension, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Oct 9-10 2003 - No formal paper published

Simulation Of Crack Propagation In Rubber (2003-Z)
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Using Abaqus To Analyse Fatigue Crack Growth Under The Combined Influence Of Residual Stress And Cyclic External Load (2002-Z)
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Finite Element Based Fatigue Crack Growth Simulations in Featured Plate Specimens (2002-E)
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Crack Growth Prediction in Girth Welds of Steel Catenary Risers (2002-E)
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The Application of 3D Finite Element Analysis to Engine Life Prediction (2001-Z)
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Predicting Large Scale Crack Growth In 3D Finite Element Models (2001-Z)
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The Inadequacy of Safe-Life Prediction: Aero-Engine Fan and Compressor Disk Cracking (2001-E)
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An Evaluation of 3D Crack Growth Using Zencrack (2001-E)
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3D Crack Analysis Using MSC.Marc (2000-Z)
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3D FE Fracture Mechanics Analysis for Industrial Applications (1997-Z)
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Fracture Mechanics Studies at TWI Using Abaqus (1995-E)
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Application of Abaqus to Analysis of 3D Cracks and Fatigue Crack Growth Prediction (1994-Z)
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Maximum Energy Release Rate Distribution From A Generalised 3D Virtual Crack Extension Method (1992-Z)
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Fatigue Crack Growth Prediction in 3D Crack Fronts (1990-Z)
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Automatic and Adaptive Finite Element Mesh Generation For Full 3D Fatigue Crack Growth (1990-Z)
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