Fracture Analysis Consultants, Inc

Apr 14 2017

FRANC3D 7.0.8 is available; this fixes a problem with unit conversion between FE model and crack growth data, when mixed units are used. And fatigue cycles are now represented by int64 data type. Version 7.1 is being beta-tested.

Mar 9 2017

FRANC3D 7.0.7 is available. Changes from 7.0.6 are listed here.

Nov 10 2016

FRANC3D 7.0.6 is available. This version allows you to set a preference to skip scans of large network drives. The user-defined flaw routine was modified to speed up the display update. ABAQUS *transform was fixed where type is not specified in the .inp file.

Oct 11 2016

FRANC3D 7.0.5 is available. This version fixes an issue with units strings stored in the .fdb file when using a fatigue model for crack growth.

Sept 16 2016

FRANC3D 7.0.4 is available. This version fixes an issue with the working and help directory settings. And an update to the ANSYS contact connections now allows one to specify the target surface for asymmetric contact settings.

Aug 24 2016

FRANC3D 7.0.3 is available. This version fixes an issue when inserting cracks where the point-in-region check did not correctly find points inside the model. The fretting fatigue module has been updated also.

July 25 2016

A minor graphics issue in the edge extraction wizard was found and fixed. FRANC3D 7.0.2 build #1621 includes this fix. The 7.0.2 Benchmark document has been updated.

July 13 2016

FRANC3D 7.0.2 is available to download. The 7.0.2 Tutorials have been updated, but the Reference documentation is not yet updated.



Contact Process Optimization Corp for information regarding licensing or to obtain the FRANC3D software.

FRANC3D has had a long development history starting in the late 1980's at Cornell University. The FRANC3D/Classic software is still available from the Cornell Fracture Group, but it is no longer supported and will not run on many current platforms as it is restricted to 32bit and XWindows graphics. An all new version of FRANC3D was started in 2005 and commercial licensed copies have been shipping since 2010. The development history is shown here: franc3d_history