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Simulating a Material Until Breaking

Question asked by Mark Schneider on Apr 25, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 27, 2012 by Anthony Botting

Does anyone know if it is possible to simulate a material (for a user defined stress/strain curve) of rectangular prism geometry with one fixed face and one force applied outward (on the opposite face) in a nonlinear dynamic study until the material breaks?

Also, if the material was under a load higher than the max stress, would this cause a "failure in the first time step"?