FractureLab is pleased to announce that we have received authorization to distribute FASTRAN 5 and supporting documentation.
In the mid-1970's, the FASTRAN-II life-prediction code was developed by Dr. James C. Newman, Jr. to predict crack growth under variable-amplitude loading, such as aircraft spectra, and has always had "rainflow-on-the-fly methodology" to predict crack growth. Thus, variable-amplitude load histories did not have to be reordered to capture the damaging effects of major and minor load excursions during a general cyclic-load history.
Over the years since leaving NASA, Jim has created a series of enhanced versions of the code as President of Fatigue & Fracture Associates (FFA), and made the code available to its customers, including universities, major aerospace companies, and government agencies internationally.
FractureLab has now been authorized to do the same. A licensed executable will be provided free-of-charge to the sponsor or participants of a sponsored fracture mechanics training course. To set up a training session, please contact us for further information. To see an example of a representative course, click here.
FASTRAN 5 software and documentation is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, with respect to accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information contained herein. User by downloading or using this software agrees that neither FractureLab or FFA or their affiliates or contractors shall be liable for any damages, including consequential ones, caused by reliance on FASTRAN 5 or the use of any information, method, or process embodied in the code or its documentation. FractureLab and FFA make no representations with respect to FASTRAN 5, including without limitations, any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or absence of typographical, arithmetic or listing errors.