Short question. Is it possible to simulate with Simcenter 3D the dynamic impact (contact) analysys of two objects (steel, not composites)? Key is modelling of element rupture.
I know it is possible for static analysis, but what about dynamic? Is it still Nastran Solver to be used or different solver integrated in Simcenter?
I just put my 2c.
First: I recently test element rupture - it works in all solutions SOL601,106; SOL601,129 and SOL701.
Second: But be aware - element rupture only mean that element will be deleted from solution when strain (I suppose equivalent strain) exceed max strain in s-s curve i.e. larger than strain at last point. It is not true rupture mechanics with crack propagation and other complicated math. If you are comfortable with that assumptions than ok.
I suppose element rupture is good tool when you deal with whole structure member like beam rather than shell/solid mesh with stress concentrations and other features.