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FEACrack is a software product for generating 3D crack meshes in anything from solid rocket motors to fusion reactors to vessels and pipes in a matter of minutes. Our fracture mechanics experts, who themselves are end-users, developed FEACrack for practical application in a variety of research and commercial settings. Use the link to the FEACrack web page and to our conference papers web page to learn more about FEACrack.

3D Crack Mesh Software Features:

  • Intuitive, easy to use interface with step-by-step guidance
  • Rapid generation of 3D crack meshes to compute stress intensity K and J-integral
  • Two crack mesh types for ease of use and unlimited crack mesh refinement
  • Geometry library for commonly used shapes
  • User-defined geometry method for cracks in custom components
  • Crack shape library for standard and custom crack shapes
  • Fatigue analysis module using the remeshing method to model cyclic load crack growth

FEACrack Benefits:

  • Creates ready-to-run Ansys™ input files
  • Import and post process results with multiple options
  • Use elastic-plastic J-integral results to compute the failure assessment diagram (FAD) and the reference stress to obtain Lr,Kr assessment points
  • Perform detailed fatigue analysis with multiple features
  • Analyze crack mesh as a submodel
  • Post process results directly within FEACrack

Signal™ Fitness-For-Service (FFS) is a user-friendly, intuitive software tool developed by experts for performing fitness-for-purpose and fracture mechanics analysis on fixed and rotating equipment. It gives engineers the ability to reduce operational and safety risks associated with equipment through its comprehensive adherence to industry standards. The API 579 software is backed by our expertise, knowledge and technology in mechanical integrity management. Use the link to the Signal FFS web page to learn.

Fitness-For-Service Software Features:

  • Implements comprehensive adherence to Fitness-for-Service standards API 579/ASME-FFS and performs crack assessments in accordance with British Standards BS 7910 procedure
  • Enables rapid Level 1 and 2 Fitness-for-Service assessments across a broad array of piping, pressure vessels and tanks
  • Includes advanced fracture assessment capabilities as well as parametric and Monte Carlo fracture analysis that can be used in support of Level 3 assessments
  • Guides users through complex calculations with an intuitive wizard interface and Integrated Help function
  • Provides quantitative support to make decisions whether to run as-is, repair or replace equipment

API 579 Fitness-for-Service Software Benefits:

  • Development and support by industry experts increases user confidence
  • Easy-to-use API 579 software enables a short learning curve
  • Reduces operational and safety risk with quick Level 1, 2, and 3 Fitness-for-Service assessments
  • Improves profitability by improving plant reliability and avoiding costly unplanned downtime
  • Optimizes equipment yields based on remaining life estimates using aggressive operating conditions

Fitness for Service Capabilities

Signal FFS meets your analysis requirements to help mitigate safety risks by performing rapid fit-for-service software assessments and adherence to industry standards. In addition, a Quick Start Package is offered. This package includes training, direct access to Quest Integrity engineers and additional example problems to aid in fracture analysis.

Additional Resources:

FEACrack web page
Conference papers featuring FEACrack
Signal FFS web page

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