Failure phenomena are difficult to solve using traditional engineering analysis methods. New methods are now emerging, allowing engineers to try different approaches. These techniques have limits, and we need to know when to use them and where they apply. Implicit codes struggle, explicit codes are better, but how accurate can we be?
NAFEMS is looking between the cracks to work with industry and improve the analysis methods we currently use to model structural failure. Traditional tools make it difficult, so it’s time to take a different approach.