FEA: Crack Initiation & Propagation

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The crack initiated at the corner of the cooling nozzle in the nuclear plant was investigated using the user-defined crack propagation model in Fortran.

SoftwareAbaqus, Fortran
ModuleCrack, Creep
Material316H Stainless Steel
ApplicationNuclear
Spending Time3 month
User

EDF Energy

User demand

Investigate the crack near the weld region

Our advantage

Strong ability to use user-defined subroutine to analysis the damage model based on theoretical equations for R&D project.

Production Process

  • Damage model to investigate the crack initiation and propagation

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  • Create partition

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  • Create fine mesh around the crack region

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  • Write Fortran based user-defined subroutine

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  • Analyze the resutls

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Our Advantage

  • Knowledge, Altitude, & Experience

    Our professionals have strong research and development skills to handle complex FEA projects. It is the preciseness and perfection in our work to clients that we persistently pursue.

  • Communication, Scrum, & Assessment

    Our projects run under the Agile model which allows efficient communications, continuous feedback and flexible modifications to the products to ensure the final result will meet clients’ needs.

  • Scalability, Extension, & Overall Solution

    We can offer extended services including user-defined subroutine, CAD design, 3D printing, DEM, and CFD analysis to give our customers end-to-end overall solutions.

  • Quality, Guarantee, & Reliability

    Mech Solutions Ltd retains efficient and optimized management to projects to ensure high-quality work. We aim to gain clients’ trust and increase clients’ satisfaction persistently.

Service Flow

  • Project Assessment

    Our professionals will meet with the client to discuss the goals of the project. The client will need to provide high-level requirements for the project, and our team will conduct analysis for the feasibility of the project, solution direction, time, and effort required.

  • Time and Cost Estimation

    After initial analysis, we will conduct a presentation to the client to discuss the solution choices, time, and cost estimation. If the client decides to proceed with our service, we will ask for the purchase order and the service contract for the two parties to sign-off.

  • Implementation and Reporting

    Our team will start to implement solutions for the project. We will present the progress and results on a weekly basis to allow the client to provide feedback or make any requirements or adjustments.

  • Feedback and Delivery

    Before delivering the solution to the client, the client will review it to ensure that it meets all their requirements. Adjustments can still be made if the client is unsatisfied with the results. The full-service payment will be required from the client after delivering the solution.