Interface of CRACK3D

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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

 

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