Hi guys, I am really new on Abaqus. Do anyone know how to check damage initiation criteria (or how to know the appropriate mechanical properties) while using the XFEM subroutine to simulate and predict crack initiation in a 3DRing model (attached)?
Appreciate any advice.
Thank you.
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I have a suggestion for you; refer to the link below and get this great tutorial package to understand the XFEM method and have some examples to practice. It will be worth your while.

Simulation of Fracture in Abaqus

Also, if you need any example files, search your keywords in the link below and get what you need.

Example Bank

Best wishes.

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