Interface of CRACK3D with Third-party Software
Several interface codes have been developed in order that CRACK3D can take advantage of existing pre- and post-processing capabilities of third-party software. ANSYS and MSC/Patran have been successfully used as pre- and post-processors for CRACK3D. Figure 1 illustrates the hierarchical relationship between CRACK3D and a third-party software. For example, the pre-processor of ANSYS can be used to create the initial finite element model for CRACK3D, and its post-processor can be used to visualize the results of CRACK3D.
|Fig. 1 Relationship between CRACK3D and a third-party software|