SMART Fracture

How to automatically generate all-tetrahedral (tet) mesh for crack fronts.


With the new unstructured mesh method (UMM) in ANSYS Mechanical, engineers can reduce preprocessing time by employing UMM’s automatically generated all-tetrahedral (tet) mesh for crack fronts, while achieving the same high-fidelity results as a simulation run with the ideal hex mesh configuration. Meshing time has been reduced from up to several days to a few minutes.

Using UMM, ANSYS has also introduced the Separating Morphing and Adaptive Remeshing Technology (SMART) crack growth simulation technology to ANSYS Mechanical to enable automatic remeshing during a simulation. A SMART simulation can be set up with several clicks, eliminating long preprocessing sessions.

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