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Safety-relevant components, whose integrity has to be proven, fracture mechanically often have complex geometrical shape or are subject to a combined load. Analytical calculation methods are only applicable to a certain extent. Numerical calculations based on the finite element (FE) method can realistically depict very complex scenarios with corresponding effort.


Precise fracture mechanical calculation of complex structure and load configuration by means of numerical methods  
AREVA NP has long-time experience in modeling structure and fracture mechanical problems. Powerful computing capacities are available to efficiently calculate even large-scale and sophisticated models. This, for example, enables the application of computationally intensive damage models, which help to simulate the crack growth in a component. Besides numerical fracture mechanics, AREVA NP also offers services in analytical (deterministic and probabilistic) and experimental fracture mechanics.


Your benefits

  • Long-time experience in terms of numerical, analytical and experimental fracture mechanics
  • Substantial knowledge as a result of numerous successfully performed fracture-mechanical safety analyses
  • Well-equipped modern laboratories available when required

Interested in Structure Mechanical Calculations?

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