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Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 328–329 | Cite as

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Fracture Mechanics Analyses Software Updated

Integrity Associates, Inc. recently released three new versions of their pc-Crack software: pc-CRACK 4.1, pc-CRACK 4.1 CS, and pc-CRACK 4.1 Lite. pc-CRACK 4.1 expands the capability of engineering staffs and allows users to rapidly perform sophisticated fracture mechanics analyses. “pc-CRACK was first developed by Structural Integrity nearly 30 years ago. Our goal in this latest update was to continue providing industry equations and models that are QA compliant and provide ongoing maintenance,” said Francis Ku, lead engineer for the pc-CRACK 4.1 version.

The Microsoft Windows-based software allows the user to perform analysis that predicts flaw behavior, including calculation of crack growth rates and critical crack sizes for pressure vessels, piping, turbines, and structures, with immediate display of analysis results. pc-CRACK 4.1 CS applications include codes and standards such as ASME Code Section XI flaw evaluations as well as weld...

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