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FRANC3D/Classic and OSM

FRANC3D/Classic Version 3.2 is a work-station based FRacture ANalysis Code for simulating arbitrary non-planar 3D crack growth that has been under development since 1987.  OSM (Object Solid Modeler) is a pre-processor to FRANC3D/Classic for building the initial geometric model.  FRANC3D/Classic provides a mechanism for representing the geometry and topology of 3D structures with arbitrary non-planar cracks, along with functionality for 1) discretizing or meshing the structure, 2) attaching boundary conditions at the geometry level and allowing the mesh to inherit these values, and 3) modifying the geometry to allow crack growth, but with only local remeshing required during crack growth. The simulation process is controlled by the user through a graphical user-interface, which includes windows for the display of the 3D structure and a menu and dialog-box system for interacting with the program.  FRANC3D/Classic is not tied to a particular numerical analysis scheme or program, and is able to create either surface or volume meshes. Consequently, any 3D boundary or finite element program, capable of handling arbitrary crack geometries, could be used to determine the structural response.

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FRANC3D/Classic Version 3.2 is available for download. 

Current documentation consists of a Concepts and User's Guide, and Menu & Dialog Reference and a TutorialOverview and Tutorial slides that are used for training are also available for download.  The Advanced Tutorial and the Validation documentation are available, but are based on FRANC3D/Classic Version 1.14 and OSM Version 1.

NOTE: .fys files are binary and are not compatible between platforms, but .afys files should transfer. If you transfer a .afys file from MS Windows platforms to UNIX platforms, you will need to run the 'dos2unix' command however.

NOTE:  we do not provide training/instruction on the use of Cygwin/Exceed/Linux or other software/operating systems that might be required to run our software.

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Download FRANC3D/Classic Version 3.2

bullet FRANC3D/Classic Version 3.2 for Cygwin/XFree86 (Cygwin 1.5.21) under MS WinXP/2000/NT ( last update Jan 15, 2009)
NOTE: This version requires Cygwin (with all the XLibs) so if you don't have it already, see our News/FAQ.
bullet FRANC3D/Classic Version 3.2 for Exceed under MS WinXP (last update Jan 15, 2009)
NOTE: This version requires Exceed, which is commercial software.
bulletFRANC3D/Classic Version 3.2 for RedHat Linux ES (last update Jan 15, 2009)  
NOTE: We only support RedHat Linux Enterprise Edition.

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OSM Versions 3.2 is available for download. 

Current documentation consists of a  Menu & Dialog Reference; the FRANC3D/Classic Tutorial also includes OSM.

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Download OSM Version 3.2

bullet OSM Version 3.2 for Cygwin/XFree86 (Cygwin 1.5.21) under MS WinXP/2000/NT (last update Nov 15, 2007)
NOTE: This version requires Cygwin so if you don't have it already, see our News/FAQ.
bullet OSM Version 3.2 for Exceed under MS WinXP/2000/NT (last update Nov 15, 2007)
NOTE: This version requires Exceed, which is commercial software.
bulletOSM Version 3.2 for RH Linux ES (last update Nov 15, 2007)  
NOTE: We only had RedHat Linux.

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Last updated: 10/29/09.