Overview - What is Zencrack?
Zencrack is a state-of-the-art software tool for 3D fracture mechanics simulation. The program interfaces to commercial finite element codes to allow calculation of fracture mechanics parameters such as energy release rate and stress intensity factors. This is achieved by automatic generation of focused cracked meshes from uncracked finite element models. In addition, a crack growth methodology is included that provides non-planar crack growth prediction for fatigue and time-dependent load conditions via automated adaptive meshing techniques.
These capabilities can be applied to a wide range of problems and industry sectors. Surface cracks and embedded defects can be analysed. Existing defects in components can be modelled and their remaining life calculated. Forensic analysis of failed components can be carried out to determine the failure mechanism. And much more besides.
We hope that you will find sufficient information on the associated pages to understand the technical capabilities of Zencrack and the way that it can benefit your organisation. We welcome any queries that you may have.
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What is Zencrack?
Zencrack is a state-of-the-art software tool for 3D fracture mechanics simulation.
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How Does Zencrack Work?
Zencrack is aimed at tackling "real" engineering problems and is based on the use of 3D finite element models.
3D fracture mechanics analysis
Zencrack provides a general 3D fracture mechanics analysis capability.
Zencrack can be applied in any industry in which knowledge of crack behaviour, crack growth prediction and residual life calculation are important issues.
Why use Zencrack?
Zencrack provides a state-of-the-art capability for modelling and analysing 3-dimensional cracks, predicting their behaviour under static loading and their growth under both fatigue and time-dependent loading.
Zencrack Standard and Professional
Zencrack offers two versions: Standard for crack size studies and stress intensity factor calculations, and Professional for advanced fatigue and time-dependent crack growth analysis.
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A historical perspective
Read our journey which begins in the late 1980s right through to the present day.