Phase II of EPMA’s “SIMU-CRACK” hardmetal fatigue simulation project announced

March 19, 2013

After the successful completion of the first phase of the “SIMU-CRACK” project on “Simulation of Fatigue Crack Growth in Hardmetal at a Mesoscopic Scale” the EPMA is to launch, together with IWM Aachen and CIEFMA UPC Barcelona, a new project on this topic called “SIMU-CRACK Phase II”.

The proposed stage II of the project follows two objectives:

  1. To demonstrate that fatigue crack propagation through the microstructure of hardmetal can be numerically simulated with a numerical model using the finite element method.
  2. To develop models able to do a qualitative prediction of crack path (on the basis of experimentally observed crack – microstructure interaction) under cyclic loading.

The project is open to all EPMA corporate members, even if they have not participated in the first phase of the project.

The project description can be read at

For more information please contact Dr. Olivier Coube [email protected]

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