Fracture Mechanics and FatigueWe have long experience of using fracture mechanics in the design process. Our in-house software, XCrack, automatically evaluates stress intensity factors and can be applied both to welded structures and material imperfections. XCrack was developed in cooperation with industry and is used both in Sweden and abroad.
Using fracture mechanics enables us to predict the lifetime of the analysed structure. We also implement fatigue life estimation in our design optimisation process.