Experimentally measuring weak fracture toughness anisotropy in graphene
Feng, Shizhe (2023), Experimentally measuring weak fracture toughness anisotropy in graphene, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1ns1rn8wc
Extended finite element analysis (XFEM) modeling the fracture process of 2D materials with anisotropic fracture toughness. Modification from the classic XFEM, this updated script is based on the maximum energy release rate criterion, and anisotropic fracture toughness in sine form and hexagonal symmetry is included. By modifying the ratio of maximum and minimum fracture toughness, model geometry, boundary conditions, and pre-crack location and direction, the fracture patterns, as well as the local fracture parameters including stress intensity factors and energy release rate at the crack tip can be calculated. Moreover, in this script, the distance of the crack extension at every step is irrelevant to the mesh size of the geometry, thus accuracy and computation efficiency is enhanced.
This dataset is collected as an example to simulate the fracture process of 2D materials with anisotropic fracture toughness. The subroutine UEL is created and modified from classic XFEM scripts as implemented in ABAQUS, for the fracture theories and control equations, please see the publication for detailed information.
This script should be used with the subroutine UEL in ABAQUS. The subroutine UEL is not provided here, please contact the authors if you are interested.