External publications and articles that refer to Zencrack include those listed below.
Please remember that for older papers that referenece Zencrack there may be improved facilities available in the current version of the software.
Stress corrosion cracking behaviors of FV520B stainless steel used in a failed compressor impeller
Defu Nie, Xuedong Chen, Qiaoguo Wu, Yan Liu
National Safety Engineering Technology Research Center for Pressure Vessels and Pipelines, Anhui Province Safety Technology Laboratory for Pressure Vessels and Pipelines, Hefei General Machinery Research Institute, Hefei, Anhui 230031, China
Published in: Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 116, October 2020, 104701
Non-linear models for assessing the fatigue crack behaviour under cyclic biaxial loading in a cruciform specimen
M. Lepore , F.Berto , D.Kujawski 
 Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
 Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, WMU, Kalamazoo MI, USA
Available online 14 December 2018: Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Dual boundary element method and finite element method for mixed-mode crack propagation simulations in a cracked hollow shaft
R. Citarella , V. Giannella , M. Lepore , G. Dhondt 
 Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
 MTU Aero Engines AG, Dachauer Strasse 665, 80995 Munich, Germany
Published in: Fatigue Fract Engng Mater Struct, 2018; 41:84-98
Retardation effects due to overloads in aluminium-alloy aeronautical components
A. R. Maligno , R. Citarella , V. V. Silberschmidt 
 Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering, University of Derby, Derby, UK
 Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano, SA, Italy
 Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
Published in: Fatigue Fract Engng Mater Struct, 2017; 40:1484-1500
Design methodology to ensure the structural integrity of the through wall cracked sodium piping system in-service
R. Suresh Kumar , K. Velusamy , P. Puthiyavinayagam , P. Selvara 
 Head Structrual Mechanics Laboratory, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
 Head Mechanics & Hydraulics Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
 Director, Reactor Design Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
 Director, Fast Reactor Technology Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
Proceedings of First Structural Integrity Conference and Exhibition (SICE-2016), Bangalore July 4-6, 2016.
Effects of emergency and fired shut down on transient thermal fatigue life of a gas turbine casing
E. Poursaeidi, H. Bazvandi
University of Zanjan, Zanjan 45371-38791, Iran
Published in: Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 100, 5 May 2016, Pages 453–461
Fatigue Crack Growth Analysis of Internal Surface Crack on Pressure Vessels
Zhi-jie Li , Geng-yu Zhou , Guang-chen Jiao , Chun-lei Ma 
 Consys Group Limited
 Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute
18th National Conference on Fatigue and Fracture (NCFF2016), Zhengzhou, China, April 2016.
Full paper (Chinese) (913Kb)
Presentation (Chinese) (1,582Kb)
Research on fatigue crack propagation in CT specimens subjected to loading modes I, II or III
Paulo Chambel , Rui F. Martins , Luís Reis 
Procedia Structural Integrity, Volume 1, 2016, Pages 134-141
 UNIDEMI, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Monte de Caparica, Portugal
 IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Published in: Procedia Structural Integrity, Volume 1, 2016, Pages 134-141. XV Portuguese Conference on Fracture, PCF 2016, 10-12 February 2016, Paco de Arcos, Portugal
Numerical Simulation of Stress Intensity Factor for Socket Weld Toe Cracks in Small Branch Pipes
J.H.Jia, Z.Q.Zhang, C.Zhang
Key Laboratory of Pressure Systems and Safety, Ministry of Education, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200237, China
Published in: Procedia Engineering, Volume 130, 2015, Pages 150-157
Damage tolerance approach for analyzing a helicopter main rotor blade
A.R. Shahania , S. Mohammadib 
 Department of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Pardis Street, Mollasadra Avenue, Vanak Square, P.O. Box 19395–1999 Tehran, Iran
 Department of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran
Published in: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume 57, November 2015, Pages 56–71
Engineering fracture assessment of FV520B steel impeller subjected to dynamic loading
Qiaoguo Wua [1,2], Xuedong Chena , Zhichao Fana , Defu Niea [1,2], Jianhua Pana 
 National Safety Engineering Technology Research Center for Pressure Vessels and Pipelines, Anhui Province Safety Technology Laboratory for Pressure Vessels and Pipelines, Hefei General Machinery Research Institute, Hefei 230031, China
 National Key Laboratory of Compressor Technology, Hefei General Machinery Research Institute, Hefei 230031, China
Published in: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume 146, September 2015, Pages 210–223
Fatigue crack growth study of CFRP patch repaired Al 2014-T6 panel having an inclined center crack using FEA and DIC
R. Srilakshmia , M. Ramjia , Viswanath Chinthapentab 
 Engineering Optics Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, India
 Micro-Mechanics Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, India
Published in: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume 134, January 2015, Pages 182–201
FEM simulation of a crack propagation in a round bar under combined tension and torsion fatigue loading
R.Citarella, M.Lepore, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy
A.Maligno, Institute for innovation in Sustainable Engineering, University of Derby, Quaker Way, DE1 3HD, Derby, UK
V.Shlyannikov, Researches Center for Power Engineering Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences, Lobachevsky Street, 2/31, 420111, Kazan, Russia
Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 31 (2015) 138-147; DOI: 10.3221/IGF-ESIS.31.11
Full paper - PDF document (1847Kb)
Prediction of fatigue crack propagation lives of turbine discs with forging-induced initial cracks
Jianfu Hou, Ron Wescott, Marco Attia
Aerospace Division, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), 506 Lorimer Street, Fishermans Bend 3207, Australia
Published in: Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 131, November 2014, Pages 406–418
Fatigue crack growth prediction in a gas turbine casing
E. Poursaeidia , A. Kavandia , Kh. Vaezia , M.R. Kalbasib , M.R. Mohammadi Arhanic 
 University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Postal code: 45371-38791, Iran
 Research and Standard Office, Tehran Regional Electric Company, Tehran, Iran
 Mobin Arya Power Engineering and Research Co. (MAPERC), Alborz, Karaj, Iran
Published in: Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 44, September 2014, Pages 371–381
Modelling the manufacturing history, through life creep-fatigue damage and limiting defect sizes of a pipework joint using finite element based methods
M.J. Stevensa , R.J. Dennisa , I.J.M. Bottomleyb , R.A.W. Bradfordc 
 Frazer–Nash Consultancy Limited, 1 Trinity Street, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TE, UK
 Frazer–Nash Consultancy Limited, Stonebridge House, Dorking RH4 1HJ, UK
 EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RS, UK
Published in: International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Volumes 108–109, August–September 2013, Pages 13–27
Comparison of Handbook and 3-D Finite Element Analysis LEFM Solutions for a Threaded Fastener
D.Sommerville, Structural Integrity Associates, Inc., Seattle, WA, USA
M.Qin, M.Walter, Structural Integrity Associates, Inc., Centennial, CO, USA.
Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference PVP2013 July 14-18, 2013, Paris, France; PVP2013-97727
Congratulations to Structural Integrity Associates for their award for Outstanding Technical Paper under the Computer Technology & Bolted Joints Technical Committee at the 2013 PVP Conference
Fatigue crack growth modeling of an interacting crack system using Finite Element Analysis
Saranath K.M, M.Ramji, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 502205
International Conference on Computer Aided Engineering (CAE-2013), Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, India
Full paper - PDF document (383Kb)
Case studies of computational simulations of fatigue crack propagation using finite elements analysis tools
V. Infantea , J.M. Silva 
 Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
 Departamento de Ciências Aeroespaciais, Universidade da Beira Interior Edifício II das Engenharias, 6200-358 Covilhã, Portugal
Published in: Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 18, Issue 2, March 2011, Pages 616–624
Creep-fatigue behavior of a new generation Ni-base superalloy for aeroengine usage
J.M. Silva , R.A. Cláudio , Moura Branco , Martins Ferreira 
 Depart. of Aerospace Sciences, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
 Depart. of Mech. Engineering, ESTS/IPS, 2910-761 Setúbal, Portugal
 Depart. of Mech. Engineering; IST/UTL, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
 Depart. of Mech. Engineering, FCTUC, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Published in: Procedia Engineering, Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2010, Pages 1865-1875, Fatigue 2010
A combination rule for multiple surface cracks based on fatigue crack growth life
Jian-Feng Wen [1,2], Yong Zhan , Shan-Tung Tu [1,*], Fu-Zhen Xuan 
 Key Laboratory of Pressure Systems and Safety (Ministry of Education), School of Mechanical
and Power Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237,
 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
[*] Correspondence: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full paper (English) (1,898Kb)
Using a standard specimen geometry for crack propagation under plain strain conditions
J.M. Silva , V. Infante , F. Antunes , F. Ferreira 
 Departamento de Ciências Aeroespaciais,
Universidade da Beira Interior; 6201-001 Covilhã - Portugal
 Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
Instituto Superior Técnico; 1049-001 Lisboa - Portugal
 Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
FCTUC; 3030-788 Coimbra - Portugal
International Journal of Structural Integrity, Vol. 1 (4):12, 2010.
A three-dimensional (3D) numerical study of fatigue crack growth using remeshing techniques
A.R. Maligno [a], S. Rajaratnam [b], S.B. Leen [b], E.J. Williams [b]
[a] Loughborough University, Wolson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough, UK
[b] The University of Nottingham, School of M3, Nottingham, UK
Engineering Fracture Mechanics, September 2009.
Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Evaluation in a Turbine Disc after Spin Rig Testing
W. Beres, D. Dudzinski, A. Murzionak
National Research Council Canada, Institute for Aerospace Research
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
12th International Conference on Fracture, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 12-17, 2009, Paper 00587
Modelling Composite Repairs To Cracked Metal Structures
M. Roy , C. Lang , I.M. May 
 QinetiQ Limited, Dunfermline, UK
 Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Structures & Buildings 162, April 2009, Issue SB2, Pages 107-113.
Analysis on Fatigue Crack Propagation of Pipe Components of Container Cranes Based on Zencrack
Zhang Weiguo, Mi Weijian, Liu Haiyang
College of Logistics Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 200135, China
Computer Aided Engineering, Vol. 17 No. 1, March 2008.
A Study On The Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Loading For Attaining Minimum Cycles In Fabricating An Artificial Cracked Specimen
Jooho Choi, Gyubeom Lee, Boyoung Lee
School of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Hankuk Aviation University, Korea
The Fourth China-Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Optimisation of Structural and Mechanical Systems, Kunming, China, Nov 6-9, 2006.
Full paper - PDF document (361Kb)
A Numerical Fracture Analysis of a Stationary Semi-circular Interface Crack During Interfacial Indentation Test
G. Liu , A. Mouftiez , J. Lesage  and S. Panier 
 Département Technologie des polymères et composites and Ingénierie mécanique, Ecole des Mines de DOUAI, BP 10838, 59508 Douai, France
 Laboratoire de Mécanique de Lille, URA CNRS 1441, U.S.T Lille, IUT A GMP, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Surface and Coatings Technology,
Volume 201, Issue 5, 25 October 2006, Pages 2086-2091,
The 2nd International Meeting on Thermal Spraying - 2nd RIPT.
3D Crack Growth Modelling In Gas Turbine Engines
Dr J. Hou
Air Vehicles Division, DSTO, Australia
MSC.Software VPD Conference 2006, Sydney, Australia, July 25-26, 2006.
Corner Crack Propagation in the Presence of Residual Stresses
A.L. Hutson , M. Huelsman , D. Buchanan , R. John , S. Haering 
 University of Dayton Research Institute, Ohio, USA.
 AFRL/MLLMN, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA.
FATIGUE 2006, 9th International Fatigue Congress, May 14-19 2006, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Simplified Modeling And Detailed Crack Propagation Analysis For Cracked Pipes
Hitachi Ltd., Japan
2005 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, July 17-21, 2005.
Computers In Engineering - Crack Prediction Down Under
Two page article in Aerospace Engineering, July 2005.
PDF document (99Kb)
Determination Of Interfacial Toughness Curves Using Experiments And Simulations
F.Leblanc , J.Roger , A.Zimmermann , D.Coutellier 
 Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research and Development, Stuttgart, Germany
 Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis, France
Journées Nationales sur les Composites #14, UTC, Compiègne, France, March 22-24, 2005.
Full paper - PDF document (202Kb)
Modelling of Stable Tearing in Aircraft Structures
Q. Liu, P. Hamel, W. Hu, P.K. Sharp, A. Lahousse and G. Clark
Air Vehicles Division, DSTO Platforms Sciences Laboratory, Australia
Internal document approved for public release in March 2005.
Crack Growth In Pin-Loaded Tubes
S. Berdouk, R.J. Grant, P. Meynier, J. Smart
North East Wales Institute, Wrexham, Wales
The First International Conference On Computational Mechanics (CM'04), Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, November 15-17, 2004.
Propagação de Trincas em Defeitos de Soldas Circunferenciais de 'Risers' Rígidos
B.C. Pinheiro, I.P. Pasqualino
Programa de Engenharia Oceânica, COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20º Congresso Nacional de Transportes Marítimos, Construção Naval e Offshore, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 8-12, 2004.
Full paper - PDF document (589Kb)
Simulation Of Deformation Modes For Damage Detection In Turbine Engine Disks
R. Brockman , R. John 
 University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, OH, USA
 Air Force Research Laboratory, Metals, Ceramics, and NDE, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, USA
Materials Science & Technology 2004 Conference & Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, September 26-29, 2004.
Full paper - PDF document (335Kb)
Finite Element Based Fatigue Crack Growth Simulations
in Featured Plate Specimens
A.M. Gilmartin, M.B. Henderson*, T.J.W. Ward, B. Vermeulen
QinetiQ, Cody Technology Park, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0LX, United Kingdom
*ALSTOM Power Tech. Centre, Whetstone, Leicester LE8 6LH, United Kingdom
The 2002 Abaqus User Conference, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, May 28-31, 2002.
Full paper - PDF document (281Kb)
Crack Growth Prediction in Girth Welds of Steel Catenary Risers
I.P. Pasqualino , I.A. Valeriano , T.M.J. Alves 
 Ocean Engineering Department, COPPE, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 PETROBRAS/CENPES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Twelfth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Kitakyushu, Japan, May 26-31, 2002.
Full paper - PDF document (275Kb)
The Inadequacy of Safe-Life Prediction: Aero-Engine Fan and Compressor Disk Cracking
B.J. Wicks, R.A. Antoniou, S.L. Slater and J. Hou
Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratory, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Department of Defence, Box 4331 GPO, Melbourne 3001, Australia
RTO AVT Symposium on "Ageing Mechanisms and Control: Part B - Monitoring and Management of Gas Turbine Fleets for Extended Life and Reduced Costs", Manchester, UK, 8-11 October 2001, and published in RTO-MP-079(I).
An Evaluation of 3D Crack Growth Using Zencrack
J. Hou, M. Goldstraw, S. Maan, M. Knop
Airframes and Engines Division, DSTO Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratory, Victoria, Australia
Internal document approved for public release in May 2001.
Fracture Mechanics Studies at TWI Using Abaqus
R.M. Andrews, A.P. Dyer
Structural Integrity Department, TWI, Abington Hall, Abington, Cambridge, U.K.
The 10th U.K. Abaqus User Group Conference, Abington, U.K., September 21, 1995.