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Zencrack evaluation version

The evaluation version demonstrates the capabilities of the program on small models. It includes Abaqus, Ansys and NX Nastran interfaces and has full functionality of Zencrack Professional, including the Zencrack GUI, subject to the following restrictions:

  • crack growth analysis is limited to calculation of 4 updated crack positions
  • a maximum of two crack-blocks can be used - this allows modelling of, for example, both sides of a straight, quarter circular or quarter elliptic crack or modelling of two separate cracks if symmetry constraints are used normal to the plane of the crack
  • Zencrack user subroutines are not allowed
  • the uncracked mesh is limited to 45 elements and the cracked mesh to 400 elements and 2000 nodes. Note, these limitations do not apply to the supplied examples files, which run as if a full license was available

The evaluation version is a product-only installation - no license server is required or included. After selecting your operating system, below, the next screen requires you to accept the evaluation license terms. Once this is done you will be provided with additional information and a link to request an evaluation license file. To provide an evaluation license file we will require some contact details from you but it is not necessary for you to provide any information regarding the specific hardware on which you intend to run the evaluation.

You will receive information about accessing the program and documentation installers with the reply to your evaluation license file request. To begin the evaluation process, please select the version that you require:


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