Date of Award
Open Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS)
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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
The objective of the report is to implement the phase-field model in the Abaqus standard to compute the fracture properties of a glass strengthened by an ion-exchange process. Implemented the phase-field model which is based on the rate-independent variational principle of diffuse fracture in Abaqus standard software using the UEL and UMAT subroutines. SDVINI subroutine is used to give the residual stress or prestress conditions to simulate the stress profile of strengthened glass. Studied the effect of parameters such as length scale parameter and step size and the optimum parameters are selected. The experimental model of chemically strengthened glass is explained with analytical calculations to compute the stress intensity factor. Studied the effect of depth of the residual stress layer on the stress intensity factor. Stress intensity factor is calculated using the finite element analysis model and the results are compared with the experimental and analytical model.
Nikam, Parag, "Phase Field Fracture Modeling of Chemically Strengthened Glass", Open Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2020.