|[January 31, 2014]
Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. Addresses Latest Industry Codes and Standards with Release of Three New Versions of pc-CRACK Fracture Mechanics Software for Power Plants
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. ®, headquartered out of
San Jose, California with over a dozen offices nationwide, recently
released three new versions of their exclusive pc-Crack software;
pc-CRACK 4.1, pc-CRACK 4.1 CS, and pc-CRACK 4.1 Lite. pc-CRACK 4.1
expands the capability of engineering staffs and allows users to rapidly
perform sophisticated fracture mechanics analyses.
The Microsoft (News - Alert)® Windows®-based software allows the
user to perform analysis that predicts flaw behavior, including
calculation of crack growth rates and critical crack sizes for pressure
vessels, piping, turbines, and structures, with immediate display of
analysis results. pc-CRACK 4.1 CS applications include codes and
standards such as ASME Code Section XI flaw evaluations as well as weld
overlay design. Some of the other features in the 4.1 and 4.1 CS
CS version verified under nuclear quality assurance program
LEFM and EPFM capabilities
17 new crack models, many with influence functions
Surface and depth direction crack growth for ellipical cracks
User-defined 1-D or 2-D stress intensity factor inputs for crack
J-a table and instability
Allowable crack size calculation using ASME Section XI IWB-3640 2004
Batch mode capability
Streamlined user interface
"pc-CRACK was first developed by Structural Integrity nearly 30 years
ago. Our goal in this latest update was to continue providing industry
equations and models that are QA compliant and provide on-going
maintenance," Francis Ku, lead engineer for the pc-CRACK 4.1 version.
Structural Integrity's full pc-CRACK versions are available via licenses
and pc-CRACK 4.1 Lite version is free and offers some fracture mechanics
models. Full software information and Lite version download are
available at www.structint.com/pc-CRACK.
About Structural Integrity Associates, Inc.
Integrity Associates, Inc. is an internationally
recognized engineering consulting company specializing in the prevention
and control of structural and mechanical failures, with a strong
presence in the power generation industry. With headquarters in San
Jose, CA (News - Alert), Structural Integrity serves clients worldwide with branch
offices located throughout the US and Canada, as well as through
affiliates located in China, Korea, Switzerland, Spain and Taiwan.
Structural Integrity's expertise encompasses a broad range of
engineering and non-destructive examination (NDE) issues critical to the
success of nuclear, fossil and combined cycle power plants, as well as
oil and gas pipelines.
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